DODGERS NEWS/RUMORS thread

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

  1. THINKBLUE

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    @ColoradoKidWitGame @doyerfan

    Kerhsaw has been good this season BUT...

    ...what are the odds he tries the Verlander off-season program again to regain his velo?

    Or is that considered impractical moving forward?
     
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    I've always wished he would work on a change.
     
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    Has but it just hasn't taken.
     
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    To have fastball velocity like he had a few years ago and not work on a changeup is criminal.
     
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    Live look @ Kersh

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    Don't see that happening, not after what happened last year. Maybe this dude will finally look to Ryu and work on mixing in more pitches. He doesn't need an elite change, he just needs an average one. A frustrating part of all this is not only has Kershaw lost his velo, but is also not locating like he used to either. He needs a Maddux transformation where he just hits spots the way he used to.
     
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    Agreed on the latter 3, but word is Greinke was not going to waive his no trade clause AND the Diamondbacks apparently were not willing to deal with the Dodgers either as it sounds like the club did check in on him. Pretty awesome that the Dodgers have joined the Yankees in the ol' ridiculous taxing department, but a team that is 2 years off of a WS victory just landed Greinke for a group of just ok prospects, at least according to Mayo.
     
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    Astros are letting Cole hit the market this offseason. He joins Strasburg ( likely to opt out) and Madbum as the top guys. Dodgers, of course, aren't getting any of them. Doesn't even matter that it won't cost them any prospects.
     
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    LAD will end up signing a washed up King Felix this winter
     
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    It could all be bullshit, but Olney said earlier this year that teams are scared that the Dodgers are going to finally be big spenders this offseason and that they are going to make runs at Cole and Rendon. I'll believe it when I see it, but Heyman backed it up a couple months ago saying that the Nats are fearful that the Dodgers fully plan to go all out after him and plan to move Turner to 1B for his final year in blue.
     
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    Where would Muncy play?
    Really counting on that DH?
    Dairy Freeger sent to Miami for a PTBNL?
     
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    Saw a report and heard a couple talking heads say that Rendon's not getting out of DC, and if he does - Mets.
    We'll get old man Cole Hamels and that's if we're lucky. That's the only Cole I see with LAD
     
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    That is a great point. I'd guess Lux was not strong in the equation just yet as most had his ETA in 2020 anyway. I think we see an OF purge again this offseason of either Pederson or Pollock or both, but that wouldn't effect those other guys. So maybe Rendon is not in the cards anymore.
     
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    I believe he tried something similar this offseason and then he ended up getting hurt so he stopped
     
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    That's not what the PPM said. They vowed to be under the cap thru 2022 to get investors.
     
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    Y'all really fooling yourselves into thinking we are going to be in on any big time FA's?
     
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    2B: Lux/Muncy
    1B: Turner/Freese
    3B: Rendon
    RF: Bellinger
    SS: Seager
    C : Smith/Ruiz
    LF: Joc/Pollock
    CF: Verdugo
    DH: Freese
    UT: Gyorko
     
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    Dodger fan trying to creep into elite free agent talk

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    Neither Lux nor Muncy will be platooning with anyone.
    Their highest and best use are as every day players.
     
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    If this is he way Muncy responds to being an every day player ( which is not on his past resume), then getting maximum from him is absolutely to platoon him. AB he looks sluggish, and his bat looks slower than ever before. Even his substantially accurate batting eye looks diminished somewhat. Having a good eye, however, is diminished of course, by the worst umpiring en masse, in bb history. But way more swings and misses for Blue Max.
    To platoon him with phenom Lux ( as Rube suggests) sounds like good baseball acumen all around, at least for the near future.
    Muncy looks like he needs a fortnight a Baden Baden, imo.
     
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