Discussion in 'Los Angeles DODGERS' started by Dodgers99, Oct 28, 2018.
one of many reasons drysdale was and is my favorite dodger ever
Whoa...to come out and declare this as team policy at this time, is as classless and vain as stuff Trump says and does regularly. And no matter how much he qualifies it or walks back the braggadocio ( no subtlety at all), this is ill timed and serves the team no purpose.
Can't stand him as a field commander, and don't give two shits about his political likes or dislikes.
Is he serious ?
I wish he were in Pamploma, getting trampled by a bull.
The author is Andy McCollough. That political bent is right up his alley. Had Roberts said something mildly supporting the president, it would never reach print.
I sincerely hope the Giants are delusional enough to think they're still it and hold onto assets like Bumfuck and Smith that could help replenish their farm system.
People want to be old and say they were on the right side of history after WW3 if Trump gets pinned as a Fascist.
They want it on record that they were good germans.
So AJ back and Corey too. Would love to keep Beatty up here but our plethora of OF'ers will prevent it unless an injury happens. 13 pitchers right now on the roster so that will be the other shoe to drop. Hoping it's Rosscup but he's a lefty so it'll probably be Chargois but not for lack of success. REVENGE is at hand!!! Even though it's basically a hollow victory but to me it'll be sweet nonetheless!!!
Beaty has been fun and all, and I appreciate his contributions, but he really isn't that good. He's been below league average for us and over the course of 162 games those epic walk-off type moments would be few and far between. I appreciate what he's done and if somebody gets hurt he's a good guy to have on retainer.
watching him play defense anywhere on the field is an adventure to say the least
He seems like one of those guys you want on the end of the bench for pinch hitting scenarios. He has shown an ability to thrive in that role and his contact rate makes him pretty ideal for it. Should not be a regular starter on a championship contending team. One, maybe two starts a week is ok, but more than that and it is not great. If the bench is gonna have guys like Hernandez and Taylor on it, they will need Beaty for the contact plays.
Good point, I like Beaty in the bench as a compliment to Hernandez/Taylor. Enrique is a good option if you feel he can run into one, Taylor is good to start out an inning, and Beaty is good if you want to try to avoid a K. Freese is the best combo of the 3
Morsoi had a couple of reports, plus some other rumors:
Both the Dodgers and Giants have expressed a willingness to trade with each other at the deadline.
The Dodgers are not entertaining the idea of moving any of Lux, May, Ruiz or Will Smith in a deal for a reliever.
The Dodgers do not seem to have interest in Madison Bumgarner.
The Pirates are said to be asking for two of those four in a Vazquez deal which makes the chances of a deal incredibly unlikely.
The Dodgers are hoping to add two lefties for the pen.
The Padres have ramped up trade talks with the Mets for Noah Syndergaard and are showing a willingness to part with some of their top prospects to make a deal. I'd honestly be fine with this as he has not been his dominant self this year.
The Indians are considering trading Trevor Bauer even in the midst of the playoff hunt. The Astros are said to be one of the strongest pursuers.
As mentioned above, the Dodgers are said to be looking for 2 lefties to add to the pen, but they do seem to be prioritizing adding two upper echelon arms to pair with Kenley whether they be lefty or righty.
Yep, I’d said it before but I don’t see the Pirates being serious about trading Vasquez.
Giants are truly the best trade partner. Getting 2 relievers from them would be best bet. Two of their relievers, with at least one being lefty, would work
Basically, “blow us away or we’re not trading him” since he’s under team control til 2021 and Neal Huntington is pretty mediocre at what he does.
I like the idea of Watson and Smith. While Dyson has been good, his checkered past has me worried. I would be really happy if they pulled off Watson, Smith and Greene. It’s not the two elites, but it is an elite and two very good arms to pair with Jansen, Baez, the suddenly turning it around Kelly and Urias.
Wonder how serious they are about trading Reyes Moronta. He’d be the #2 guy I want behind Smith.
Is there any talk about using Gonsolin or May out of the bullpen in October?
I’d bet they’ll give them both an audition, amongst others, starting in September. However, as we saw with buehler a few years ago, we shouldn’t bet on them being good enough out of the bullpen.
My guess right now is that a “playoff” bullpen is like this:
2 spots locked: Jansen and Baez
Urias is close to a lock unless he can’t go back to back days OR he’s the 4th starter
1 spot for a starter turning into a reliever (Maeda/Strip/Hill).
That leaves 3-4 spots open. At least one of those would be a lefty. Other 2-3 are open competition amongst everyone else and any new guys
Kelly and Floro will be there barring injury
Astros most interested in Trevor Bauer. Hope he goes there and fucks that whole club up
That’d be hilarious considering Bergman and Cole aren’t fond of him
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