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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    i understand the hate -- guy is an incredible douche
    but agree on anyone that takes us to the promised land
     
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    Dodgers digest would lose their minds if a redneck joins the team.
    Bumgarner is one of my least favorite players in baseball, but if he helps us win, I'd be the first to embrace
     
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    homo
     
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    I don't want him on the team both because he's a mega douche and he's just not that good anymore. Gnats want five prospects for him, despite three years of rising ERA/WHIP.
     
  5. blazer5

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    Fuck bumdouche. He can go bail some hay and fuck his cousin. Besides he wont help us win. Hes washed.
     
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    Verlander was washed.
    The only SP luxury I would want is Scherzer, though.

    Our focus has to be 2 elite BP arms and another pretty good one.
    Perhaps a RH 2Bman who can play every day.

    We aren't getting anything though so idgaf
     
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    Washed or unmotivated?
    Seems all he needed was a change of scenery.

    Bumbitch has zero place on this team ever. Weather he needs a change if scenery or is flat out washed...fuck that guy.
     
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    You could say Bumfuck is unmotivated too. The Giants have lost the most games in baseball since the second half of 2016 (I might be misremembering the stat though).
    Verlander also did extensive training to regain his velo.

    Anyways, if he were to pitch shutouts in the playoffs and help us win a championship, I'd like him more than Toomgis, Chokeshaw, and all the rest. Winning is what matters.

    That said, it isnt happening anyways.
     
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    so who would you guys want closing a WS game
    jansen or bumfuck?
    seriously no place on this team?
     
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    Niether

    Bumfuck doesn’t close and hes a soft tossing lefty. Also he’s a douche.

    Next
     
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    True but hes a gnat and way worse than wilson. Gross
     
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    muy homo
     
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    Seems like we are once again, droning on mantra- like as we have so many times before, looking for a savior or saviors to win it all.
    We sure have a penchant for doing that shit...for years now. As far back as Joc, who came up and we still lost.
    Then it was Seagar, and we lost again.
    Then it was Bellinger, and came up losers again.
    When it came to trading, we all clamored as one voice, to get Darvish. And we lost again.
    then , Machado came. Surely he was the answer. But no, he wasn't.
    and on and on and on...
    Now...the cry is we should have gotten Kimbrel.
    None of these would be saviors did...well...save us.
    The problem lies within the organization, definitely. For a long time, anti Nerds like myself were shot down because they were FO type geniuses, we were told....clever, and clearly knew how to screw trading partners. Like that was the ultimate thing to do. For that feeling of superior insolence.
    Now though, it seems not so much. Maybe the ultimate realities of whatever they've done, season after season, only has led to recurring falure. Even to the most FO supportive individuals.
    They simply don't know what to do to finally win one.
    They garnish all the compliments, the kudos, the misplaced admiration.
    But always miss the mark.

    " The fault lies not in the stars, but ourselves"
    ---------------W.S.
     
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    you have to wonder if the front office/upper mgmt/owners are content with being perennial bridesmaids
    a lot cheaper to be good than great
    and fans will still come to games and buy merchandise
    darvish and machado were inexpensive rentals
    and they’ve passed on everyone else who have cost anything and could have potentially helped the team get over the top
    and what little they spend, it’s not wisely
    i liked the joe kelly signing at the time, but there were signs as he was almost left off the postseason roster by the chowds
    the pollock signing was infuriating and made zero sense — and is anyone actually surprised his injury prone ass is on the il?
    i’ll give friedman et al credit for what they’ve done/accomplished
    but they also deserve the blame for not being willing and/or wise enough to get the team over the hump
     
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    Your second sentence is the wisdom of the ages.
     
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    They said it on ESPN last night, logic says they need to go all-in on a high-leverage reliever (possibly 2).

    Brad Hand would be the ideal from the left side (and if they are going to go big on one, I think we'd all prefer the lefty).

    There are obviously plenty of options from the right side that would be at least moderate upgrades on Baez.
     
  17. ColoradoKidWitGame

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    Rumors
    • The feeling around the league is that there is going to be a significant run on high end RH relievers at the deadline by the AL teams in the hunt fueled in large part by the Yankees acquisition of Edwin Encarnacion. The feeling is that RH arms are going to come with a premium thanks to the club being so RHH heavy that competitors will need to prepare for such a matchup.
    • The media seems to be pushing for a Max Scherzer trade as the Nats fell back after a hot streak got them into the WC conversation for a week or so. No real speculation on who should pursue, but if you are the Dodgers, you gotta make an effort here. Starting pitching is not the clubs problem, but the trio of soft tossing lefties seems to be a less than ideal scenario when we get to the final boss battle. Would love to see the club mix in another power righty to pair with Buehler and have Ryu/Hill/Kershaw being tone changers. Try to us Maeda in the deal(plus obviously some good spects) and see if the team could put together a dominant rotation in the PO's.
    • Jim Bowden seems to think the Dodgers will pursue help at 2B and there has been some speculation that the team is kicking around on Whit Merrifield. There was talk early on that the Royals were planning to build around their utility IF'er, but those feelings are said to have been changing in recent weeks. The club signed him to an incredibly team friendly contract that should net them some nice pieces if they choose to let him go. Merrifield would be a significant upgrade over the putrid duo that Hernandez and Taylor have created, while also not blocking Gavin lux in 2020 if the team wants to bring him up. Defensively, he is decent at 2B and the club is trying to move him all around the field, which is not getting met with great results thus far. Still his utility is incredibly valuable and his potent RH bat is greatly needed for this lineup and the way it is constructed.
     
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    Think the Nats would part with FA to be Rendon? Just make it a package deal? :D
     
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    Random thought, with the club using Muncy at 2B more and more, it will likely open up more options at the deadline. It could mean the team could look to fill any one of the IF positions and just move the pieces around to fit the situation. Would also mean they have no faith in Lux, but if they could get a legit bat to add to the lineup and cleanup the Taylor/Hernandez hole, I am all for it. Some FA to be names to watch are

    1B Jose Abreu
    IF/OF Howie Kendrick(yeah he is having a really good year)
    SS Elvis Andrus
    3B Anthony Rendon (though he will come with a hefty price tag)
     
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