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DODGERS NEWS/RUMORS thread

Discussion in 'Los Angeles DODGERS' started by Dodgers99, Oct 28, 2018.

  1. irish

    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

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    My underlying intent wasn't to be or promote optimism but to show restraint at early struggles (should have wrote it lol). There is plenty of time for adjustments and it's ALWAYS about the WS.
     
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    Gotcha. I mean, the team's record is pretty good, so as far the early struggles go, fans are probably just thinking macro and looking back at how things usually fall apart against the AL side. Dodgers don't have any problems on the NL side. This franchise hands out PTSD like hotcakes
     
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    Kenley as TMGS ... feckin hilarious. Whosoever coined that is a genius...
     
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    My image didnt post but i like yours better with Kenley’s face. He has one of those punchable faces i just want to punch..

    Too much good stuff
     
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    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

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    lolz roberts
    • “I talked to Kenley, and I think that there were some signage things. When you’re in the moment, the pitcher, the catcher, feel a certain way as far as how you’re going to attack a certain hitter. But I think the No. 1 thing is the ball is coming out of Kenley’s hand really well. And I want conviction with whatever he decides to go with, because ultimately he’s making the final decision as the pitcher. So we’ve had those conversations, and all is good with the battery with Kenley.”
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    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

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    just saw this on fb...

    See the young man in this picture (below)? He was 18 years old when it was taken at the train station in Mobile, Alabama, in 1952. There is $1.50 in his pocket. In that bag by his foot are two changes of clothes. (And if his mama was anything like most other mamas in the South, probably some sandwiches and other snacks.) He was on his way to Indiana to take a job.

    He was going to play baseball for the Indy Clowns of the Negro Leagues. Apparently, he was pretty good at it. A couple of years later, he was signed by the (then minor league) Milwaukee Brewers. He played for the Brewers for 2 seasons, then moved across town to the Braves, and later followed them to Atlanta. Eventually, he was the last Negro League player to be on a major league roster.

    He still hangs around the baseball world. At the moment, he's the senior vice president of the Atlanta Braves. Even though the team has changed stadiums (twice) since then, his retired number, 44, still hangs on the outfield wall of the old Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium near where he belted a homer to break Babe Ruth's all-time record (which he held for 33 years).

    Happy 85th birthday to Henry Louis "Hammerin' Hank" Aaron.


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    When I first saw the picture and the mention of Mobile, I thought it was McCovey because they all look alike.

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    Good god, I did not realize that if Urias did get convicted, he would have been deported back to Mexico. That could have been some serious shit.
     
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    Would absolutely be deserved if he were deported for that conviction.
    His only business here, presently, is to play baseball. If he were suspended from baseball, on a battery conviction no less...bye bye. And don't come back.
    Luckily Dustin Nosler isn't in charge of due process.
    As the evidence comes out, Julio is looking okay.
    He is a good guy and everyone is capable of getting heated. Doesn't sound like he struck her.
    Hopefully this is a learning opportunity for Julio and the consequences you mentioned (losing the opportunity to be an American resident or citizen down the road and earning lots of money) are motivation for him to be more responsible.
     
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    So I was just perusing stats among league leaders, and three things stuck with me:

    1. Ryu's WHIP. We all know about his scoreless streak and MLB-leading ERA, but his WHIP so far for the season is an otherworldly 0.74! That's crazy!

    2. Seeing Verlander's continued dominance rubs more salt in the wounds. Who would've known that choosing Darvish over him two summers ago would still be haunting us so?

    3. I'll always hate the Marlins for expecting so much more from us for Yelich than they did from other teams. I look at how crazy-good he's become, visualize him paired-up with Bellinger, and imagine "what if !?!?" But, for league-parity sake, it's probably a good thing it didn't happen. This team might've been a perpetual 110 game winner with him.
     
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    Flipping that script ... I have a current student (just turned 17) who visited his grandparents in Michoacan over Christmas of 2018. He was two weeks late getting back from vacation. Why? Becase he was kidnapped and held for ransom. His folks paid up. They had the money to do so. His abductors didn't hurt him, but he's still quiet as a mouse now and jumpy as hell.

    I love Mexicans and I say that often. I'll take Mexicans as a whole before I take most Irishmen and certainly some grotesque Italian or Frenchman. I love me some Latinos (teed up nicely for @irish , as per usual.) But the threat of going back to Mexico for ANYONE with wealth (such as my student, or a MLB pitcher like Urias) is horrifying. I'd take my chances in Corcoran before I'd spend a week in MS-13 territory.

    Hopefully, Urias will stick to Onanism and leave the chicas alone for a bit. Just pitch, kid, and stay away from skirts... remember, boys ...

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    It was the Mariners so maybe take with a grain of salt, but we could already be looking at the start of the trade season. The Giants hold the most valuable assets in regards to the Dodgers needs as they have multiple high leverage relievers that would be massive upgrades to our bullpen. One team that I say to keep a close eye on are the A's. The Dodgers have been rumored to be in on Blake Treinen each of the last two deadlines/offseasons(even when the A's were rolling). The A's are below .500 right now and with the 3 division leaders all looking VERY solid, the attention turns to possible WC teams with the Red Sox once again looking formidable after an early slump, plus the Rays continuing to do their thing and the Indians being solid even with their struggles on offense, hope may dwindle early in the AL. We shall ultimately see, but there could be a lot of options to maybe stock the pen up from outside sources as the farm is not trending great right now to help this season.
     
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    I don't think a 22 yr. old Latino kid is going to stick with Onanism.
    That's in the past, imo, and now being on the brink of real stardom, that's where it will stay.
    Btw, how come no one on here is calling the Guerrero kid a fat fuck?
    He makes Joc look svelte...
     
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    Totally agree on Yelich. Screw the Marlins.
    Verlander...to a degree...we should have won both games we faced him in the WS and if Kenley and Kershaw do not choke, I doubt we are thinking about it.
    The Astros got lucky and only picked him up because pressure from the media.
     
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    Lol Trump would've been all over that one, a high profile LAD. We know he likes to throw his hat in the ring when it comes to sports.
     
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    Doubt it. Urias is not here illegally. He is here on a legitimate work Visa, makes a half million per year and pays taxes on it.

    If Urias were to be deported for violating the laws of the land and forfeiting his ability to work, that would be the system working. That's something everyone would get behind. There is no political statement to make in a situation as cut-and-dry as that.
     
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