DODGERS NEWS/RUMORS thread

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  1. Doughty8

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    Okay the following is based on saves and age which was 29 -36 AND is for the entire major leagues. Many guys who are unavailable as of today due to their position in the standings.

    Update: Probably should have gone a little younger than 29 but I think we are looking at help for just this year. I'm also highlighting that despite Kenley's flaws he's pretty fucking good. Post season though he HAS to be better.

    http://www.espn.com/mlb/stats/pitching/_/minage/29/maxage/36/sort/saves
     
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    Will Smith was just placed on the injured list with a strained lat muscle. The Dodgers really need to figure this Bullpen out.

    Dan O'Dowd, a former general manager (and analytically competent) panelist said today exactly what most fans feel...

    "...As great as they are offensively, defensively, and no matter how strong their rotation is, I have serious concerns about the bridge to their closer, and honestly, even Kenley Jansen, who has not been lights out this year. They need to find a way to add two elite arms..."

    That is real talk you ain't gonna get from VassGAY.
     
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    props to o'dowd
    vassegh is such a bootlicking suck up
     
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    the guy is petulant and entitled
    seems to think everyone else is mistaken
    i think they call that a sociopath
    strap in cause we're all taking that ride
     
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    Doughty, I think you are a kinder, more decent person than me ... but I have to say ... you trust in people too much.

    It is, after all, just a game, but there's one word for what Jansen is in the big picture - he's a twat.
     
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    Twatage notwithstanding I get the frustration when he fails but he's only human. I prefer to appreciate him on here and I don't get caught up in those failures in a 162 game season. Having said this I still hate that he game up a HR to Marwin!!!
     
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    Yep. Marwin. That's the start/finish of my REALLY, KENLEY? doubt ... that is his Neville Chamberlian, peace in our time moment right f**king there ...
     
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    • A source told MLB Network insider Ken Rosenthal that Jake Arrieta has a bone spur in his right elbow that will likely require surgery. Rosenthal reported the news in a story for The Athletic on Sunday (subscription required), though the club has not officially confirmed the injury.
     
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    I'm a fan of old-school baseball, but the Astros going full Scott Cousins on Lucroy well after the rule changes is just stupid. The Astros aren't the brightest bunch.
     
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    gurnick...
    • The Dodgers made their first in an expected series of All-Star break roster moves on Monday by activating veteran David Freese from the injured list and optioning rookies Kyle Garlick and Edwin Rios to Triple-A Oklahoma City. Freese was out with a left hamstring sprain since June 21. He has appeared in 56 games, batting .308 with eight homers and 23 RBIs. The Dodgers are expected to also activate shortstop Corey Seager and outfielder A.J. Pollock from the injured list before play resumes Friday in Boston. Both are scheduled to conclude Minor League rehab assignments on Monday night. Garlick appeared in 25 games, hitting .216 with two homers and four RBIs. Ríos made eight appearances, hitting .267 with one double, one triple and one RBI.
     
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    rosenthal saying astros, twins, braves and brewers interested in madbum
    hopefully braves or brewers so our guys can still take bp against him
     
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    Honestly worried about what the Astros could do with him. For his peripherals to be as "ehhhh" as they are and the Stros to have considerable interest is eyebrow raising. Rosenthal mentioned that the Giants tried some tweaks in his usage in his last couple of starts and they had good results to match with an interesting bounceback in velocity. Really want to see him go to a club like the Twins where if he turns it on again and you meet them in the playoffs, he is their ace... not their #3 or heaven forbid #4 with the the way the Astros front 3 looks. Really want him out of the NL and not with the Yanks or Stos.
     
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    Could just grow a sack and trade for him.
    But now that there is serious demand, the cost/reward probably isn't where it needs to be.
    Plus with other holes to fill...[homo]
     
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    fucken idiot
    why even comment on something like this?
    and who said you'd be invited?...
    i mean, unless they were short on waiters or valets [racist]

    Roberts intends to skip White House visit if Dodgers win World Series
    by Cassandra Negley | Yahoo Sports Contributor — 8 July 2019

    The Los Angeles Dodgers have the league’s best record heading into the All-Star break, putting them en route to another World Series appearance that they hope goes differently than last October.

    And if it does, manager Dave Roberts knows how he’ll answer the one question that looms over every championship team in this age.

    “Will you go to the White House?

    ROBERTS READY TO TURN DOWN PRESIDENT TRUMP

    In a profile by Andy McCullough for the Los Angeles Times, Roberts “indicated it was unlikely” he would go to the White House celebration with President Donald Trump if the Dodgers were to win the World Series, which they intend to do.

    Roberts said the Dodgers are “not going to stop until we hoist that trophy up. That’s apparent” but would rather skip one celebration afterward.

    Via the L.A. Times:

    “We have to win it first. But one trip to D.C., playing the Nationals, is plenty for me.”

    Visiting the White House used to be simple and apolitical. Teams that won titles would get to tour the place, have their photo taken with the president of the United States and offer the man a jersey to add to his collection.

    It was a celebration of the team and achievement. It’s now a complicated moment in which anything could happen and visitors are concerned with giving legitimacy to the office and what it stands for, as USWNT superstar Megan Rapinoe has said.

    Roberts and Trump have a backstory, which has also become common in this age.

    ROBERTS POISED AFTER TRUMP'S TWEETS

    Roberts’ decision to replace starter Rich Hill in Game 4 of the 2018 World Series effectively handed over the title to the Boston Red Sox when the relievers gave up a four-run lead.

    Trump took to Twitter to analyze the move, noting “managers do it all the time, big mistake!” Roberts was asked about it in the post-game presser and handled it with grace:

    “I’m happy he was tuning in, and watching the game. I don’t know how many Dodgers’ games he’s watched. I don’t think he was privy to the conversation. That’s one man’s opinion.”

    Roberts, the National League manager for the All-Star Game, further explained to McCullough this week why he didn’t press the issue or say anything nasty in response.

    Via the Los Angeles Times:

    “There’s no benefit to responding to an irresponsible tweet irresponsibly, or ignorantly. So, I guess it’s one of those ‘consider the source’-type things. Which is sad, because that’s the leader of our country. That I have to say, ‘Consider the source.’ It’s sad.”

    While it may not be a “clapback,” it certainly echoed the tone many have hit. It’s also no guarantee if the team were to win, it would be invited — especially given Roberts’ “indication” he wouldn’t go.

    Trump removed an invite to the Golden State Warriors in 2017 that was never offered when Stephen Curry said he wouldn’t go. The following year Trump announced before the NBA finals the winning team would not get invited.

    He did the same to the Philadelphia Eagles after their Super Bowl victory, pulling their invite. While he was quick to invite the Baylor women’s basketball team this year, his record inviting women’s teams of any sort has been poor. The Minnesota Lynx were never invited and decided to do community service in D.C. during the time the team would have visited the White House.​
     
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    • Something very interesting came out of the MLB Futures game yesterday and that was the performance of Dustin May. May's FB was 96-98 with HEAVY sink, was changing speeds and overall looked very good in his 1IP. One of the notes was that the scouts in attendance gave him some of the most attention either by teams that would like to pry him away or others that are preparing to see him later this season. He still has work to do on his secondaries before I think we see him hit the rotation for anything outside a spot start or two. The biggest takeaway that I have read from a view folks was just how lethal he looked as a starter... that came in as a reliever with no prior experience in doing so. It is not uncommon for young starters to really struggle in this game when they are not used to the adjustment and the whispers of this dude being used as a reliever are getting louder. The good news is while we are at the halfway point of the season, he is also maybe only halfway to his pitch limit. The team could use him in a relief role down the stretch to not push him too far over and see how realistic his future is in the pen for a potential WS run. I keep saying it, but the Dodgers could have the two of the best relief arms "available" sitting on their farm right now.
    • Jim Bowden said that Gavin Lux and Dustin May are two of the most likely prospects to be traded this summer. The report was responded to with a heavy dose of laughs by not only Dodgers fans/bloggers and writers, but by the general scouting community. Both May and Lux are seen as potential stars now that could impact the major league roster very soon and the named players available should in no way require a return of either.
    • There is growing belief that Keibert Ruiz may be more attainable than he was in years past, but he would likely be the most prominent piece the club will be willing to part with this trade season. The market is pretty weak for what the Dodgers are looking for and their other top prospects all fill needs both this current season and next season with Lux(2B 2019 /2B 2020-), May (RP 2019/ SP 2020-), Smith (UTL 2019/ C 2020-) and Gonsolin (RP 2019/ SP or RP 2020-). Ruiz's stock has dropped severely this year, but those worries get "yeah, but's" since he is still very young for where he is at and still shows elite skills in multiple facets of the game.
    • The trade deadline is starting to get hairy. The new one day only deadline paired with the two wild card berths still has a lot of teams thinking they are in this. The Cubs and Brewers have been stumbling of late, making every team in the NL Central believe they are in it. Realistically, the Mets and Marlins are the only teams that you could say are really "out of it" in the NL. I personally would love it if the Giants started to believe they could compete and decide not to sell at the deadline, only to have it bite them in the ass. The AL is much more figured out as only 5 are teams are really in the hunt for the final 2 wild cards. What is going to make things very tough is the pickin's are INCREDIBLY slim so the Dodgers landing two elite relievers may no longer be in the cards. There have not been many rumors, but the names being floated more recently may not be big upgrades for the Dodgers and their woeful bullpen.
     
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    A) Slow news day? Why "journalists" need to bait players and managers with politics is beyond me.
    B) The Dodgers haven't won anything and probably won't.
    C) President 45's tweets about game 4 weren't ignorant or irresponsible. They were actually spot on.
    D) There's undoubtedly players on the team who probably would want the opportunity to visit the White House. What about them?
    E) "It's now a complicated moment"...that is what pisses me off the most. No, it isn't a complicated moment. Presidents come and go, and most of them suck. Now it's "complicated"? No. Your industry has just made it your mission to hate one man. I hate matter-of-fact statements from the media. If you have a negative opinion on any president, fine. But they present opinion as FACT...a given...not everyone thinks like you.

    I'm as big a fan as anyone, but I'm about done if this is what the Dodgers and LA "sports" media want to be. I'll miss it but be better off.
     
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    I think Zaidi would have no problem trading with the Dodgers with the exception of two in that Posey and Bum are off limits. Would he trade them to us? Yeah, if we offered the best package. The problem is their owners are not shy about getting involved and there is no chance in hell that they would go along with that.
     
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