Discussion in 'Los Angeles DODGERS' started by Dodgers99, Oct 28, 2018.
And so begins the Kolarek Era.
LA will have a skid soon enough, sure, but the f$&@ing Astros need to run off six or seven straight losses, too, to balance out their record.
I really hate those Houston hosebags.
Another Kolarek moment!
Villar hitting for the cycle caused Rube to get so excited that he unplugged the server.
Little surprised he hasn't posted a trade suggestion ... Cody for Villar - do it, Nerds.
Gurriel bros. now sporting matching 126 wRC+
All of a sudden the Mets are on fire? Winners of 12 of the last 13, I believe. Or maybe it's now 13 of 14 since they won today as well. What is going on? Did they bring up Tebow?
Marlins, Pirates(twice), and White Sox.
Well there you go
I so wanted to give Tebow some cred
Woo. Tebow has been big basura this year in AAA
All he does is win whiff
How quickly things can change in baseball!! Rosenthal, Holland, Panik all DFA's or outright released players. Panik was a pain in our asses for so long, too bad he sucks now and no now we have a glut of 2nd basemen. Greg Holland anyone? MAYBE Honey can make a diamond out of a lump of coal. Lucroy clearing waivers and being picked up right away by the Cubs to me is interesting and a good move by ex-boy wonder. Losing Contreras a big blow but Lucroy is capable still.
panik will sign with arizona and hit 10 hr against us
Just so I understand the new process, any pickup right not cannot be used in the playoffs right?
I’m a Kenta Maeda fan. I appreciate his overall Dodger career, especially because he came at a discount.
But given the state of our starting rotation, including all the various options we have, the time is now to move him to the pen, permanently. HFA advantage through the playoffs is at stake, and the Dodgers can’t afford to not hold on to that.
In his last 10 starts (not including the rain-delayed 2-inning start), here are the pertinent numbers:
· Only 2 Quality Starts. Sure, QS's are often downplayed because there’s nothing all that special about allowing 3 runs over 6 innings. That makes it even more eye-opening that he’s only had 2 in his last 10 opportunities. Compare that to other starters’ last 10: Kershaw – 8, Buehler – 8, Ryu – 9. Even Hill had 6, and one of his non-QS games was the one he got injured in.
· He hasn’t won a game since May 31. His record in his last 10 is 0-6. The team is 3-7 in those starts. It’s not like his record is affected by a bad team. On the contrary, it takes an effort to get a team that wins 2 out of 3 on the season to go only .300 when you start.
· He has reached 6 innings twice in those starts, and 5 innings only in half of them. He’s taxing our BP more than any other starter, including the rookies. Therefore, making him a reliever is a win-win for the pen.
· 10-start ERA: 5.58
It looks like Ryu is back this weekend. May should stay in the rotation. I’d like to see Gonsolin get another chance to build off of his last start, too. Kenta has proven valuable in the pen before – why not have him help us as a reliever down the stretch and into the playoffs?
I think seeing how much May or Gonsolin play up as relievers is more important than winning 102 vs 105 games. Plus you’d annoy him by basically taking money out of his pocket when he’s gonna be important as a reliever in October. So I disagree.
Have no clue sadly. It's a great question though.
the only real argument is how his contract is set up
since its based on incentives and innings he gets screwed if he goes to the bp
at the same time he signed it yet it would seem they could architect an improvement to keep everyone happy
Good points. Time to move him is now so he can get fully acclimated to the pen well before the playoffs. Much better than just sticking him in the pen right as the playoffs begin. And if he takes a shit as a reliever in the regular season, he could be left off the playoff roster. Better finding out before the playoffs than after they begin.
Too often we cater to athletes to not "annoy" them. He's still pocketing millions. It's his own under-performance that justifies the move, not the team screwing him over. I'd rather win 105 games if that means HFA over the Astros or Yankees (plus a less taxed pen).
Update from my last post. From reading the DFA article it seemed to indicate that a player would be eligible for the post as long as he is on a roster before 9/1. He has steadily lost his velocity since the 1st half of the season so he won't be picked up by anyone most likely. Wasn't lobbying for the pick up just saw his name and thought maybe because I have the utmost respect for Honeycutt's abilities. Lost in this season is the fact that this is his last as our pitching coach. HOPEFULLY Mark Pryor can carry on the tradition.
Must admit, the article by Houston Mitchell from the LAT really made sense to me. Probably because I'm not directly effected by the Dodgers blackout and the TV deal..so I didn't think of the long term results of kids growing up and not being able to see the players and root for them on the local team.
Sure older guys wear the jerseys of the team past and present, because they grew up with past heroes and present.day ones, and Vin Scully. The younger kids not so much.
but the younger kids now have none of this exposure...what happens when these kids can make their decisions themselves? What happens to this uncultivated potentially huge fan base?
Not to mention that the super slick ownership group and FO have never even bothered with any kind of an explanation, or excuse, or reason why it all is like it is. To the fans in LA. Neither acceptance nor rejection of responsibility...where are the LAD in this all?
Very insightful look at an organization that touts the " future is so bright " aspect heavily.
But it'll be a little cloudier missing harvest, or minimum harvest, of fans in a decade or so.
They'll essentially be strangers, brought on by years of past greed.
Or whatever they want you to believe about it out there.
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