DODGERS NEWS/RUMORS thread

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

  1. LASports96

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    I prefer all 3 in the bullpen right now. Game 4 in the playoffs are likely to not be a traditional starts, most likely an opener or piggyback start.
     
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    Ehh, if Urias can build up to 5-6 innings before the playoffs, then he is definitely worth having out there. They have refused to use him back to back games, so his use in the pen is stunted. He could get 5-6 starts before the playoffs, so that should be enough to get him built up.
     
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    Yeah I’m not denying he wouldn’t be more valuable as a starter in general but I just feel like the back of the pen and left handed wise especially is lacking without him. I’d be more excited if they let him throw an inning on back to back days or at least every other game type thing.
     
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    I'm really not interested in playing the Nationals in a 5-game series. Yeah, they're probably the only team who chokes more than the Dodgers do, but they have the talent.
     
  5. doyerfan

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    I really think he’s unable to go back to back games or even like twice in 3 days. If that’s the case, they basically need to use him as a starter. It’s an underrated aspect of trying to put a starter in the bullpen, not every pitcher can pitch effectively back to back days or often. And if you’re gonna have him do 2 innings every 3 days you’re better off just having him go 5 innings every 5 days because 2 innings every 3 days means he only pitches in like 2 games a series
     
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    Huh?
     
  7. ColoradoKidWitGame

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    Brandon Morrow has been shut down for the remainder of the season. This will likely end his Cubs tenure which saw him only throw 30.2 innings across 2 seasons while netting $21M. He was still elite when healthy, but for the last year and a half he never was. The Cubs are likely to buy him out of the remaining $3M left on his contract at the end of the season. We watch our team every night to bitch and moan about our shitty pen that somehow ranks as the 7th best in baseball. Bullpens have been a disaster league-wide this year and the Dodgers are one of many contenders with issues. Throwing money at the problem is not the answer and trading for high end arms doesn't seem to be that much better. It is going to be interesting to see if there is a market correction on relievers this year. I also wonder if the Dodgers are able to get Morrow back in the offseason on an MiLB deal.
     
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    As bad as we think the Dodger pen is, there are many just as bad or worse, including other contending teams like the Cubs, Nats, Braves, Mets, Phils and Brewers.
     
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    Maybe they didn't show up right away for them, but the guys that the Braves got at the deadline sure made the Dodgers look like shit. I don't know the numbers since, but they looked awfully good to me.
     
  10. Finski

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    Greene & Melancon blew chunks at first, but against the Bums last weekend... they did the job, sure.

    Nobody will ever say the sentence, 'Melancon won a World Series for us!" ... for what that's worth. Greene may have some long term potential. I would have liked to see him in Dodger Blue.
     
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    Which is EXACTLY why we should have taken advantage of the others' weaknesses!
     
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  12. Finski

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    I guess being a millionaire, World Series champion, and husband to a gloriously sexy supermodel like Ms. Upton doesn't spare you from being a crybaby wussy postgame loss, huh?

    Astros block reporter from attending Verlander's postgame scrum
    https://www.thescore.com/mlb/news/1816736

    Perhaps there's an old grudge with this guy, but seriously, Justin ... unclench, pal.
     
  13. Gebbeth

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    Maybe Upton is a weak lay. The pretty ones often are. That would frustrate the hell out of me too.
     
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    The Astros are whiny babies
     
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    yeah but fuck these reporters thinking its their right to be everywhere and everywhere.
    the media is saying that not letting reporters into the clubhouse strictly within 10 minutes of a final out is 'intolerance'.
    fuck them
     
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  16. Finski

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    Very possible. Those slumpbusters may not be flashy, but you walk softly for days afterwards. Am I speaking from experience? Ummm yeah ... because I'M THEIR slumpbuster ...

    ( @irish strikeout reply in 3 .... 2.... 1 .. . . . .)
     
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    That's the other side to it, and I get that. For all we know, this guy has written nasty stuff about Justin's family in the past.

    Still, the player's union agreed to the postgame rules for interviews when they signed their contracts. They make unholy amounts of coin in this boys game ... I won't shed many tears over their wittle feelings ...

    And hell to the yes to this. Bunch of talented, ballgame winning, but whiny bitches, the lot.
     
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  18. Finski

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    And this, from Verlander's Twitter account, a few hours ago .... as suspected ...

    "I declined to speak with the @freep rep last night because of his unethical behavior in the past. I reached out to the @freep multiple times before the game to notify them why and to give them an opportunity to have someone else there. Ironically they didn’t answer."
     
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    Verlander being high profile marriage guy and what not, his POV with the media has to be different than most other guys in MLB. He's definitely dealing with more all around media fuckery than other players. I mean, on one hand you could expect him to be pretty loose with the media by now because of that, but it also is pretty reasonable to think he's tried to prevent having to whip ass on occasions here and there because of the sheer volume of BS from the media/paparazzi

    Safe to say that some or maybe even most of us would take his place, but still all the extra BS would get old at some point for any real guy. Imagine that every so often all the BS bleeds over together and he just decides swings the hammer. Reminds me of new school media and it's " block " or " mute ". Twitter, anyway. This reporter/troll fella was basically muted. Everyday shit really
     
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  20. Finski

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    Gotcha, and I agree.

    I have a handful of pro athletes who were my students. One has reached some levels of medium-high media fame, at least he did, for a while. His take was interesting - "I don't change; the media will say what they say, but I remain the same. I can't control their behavior, just mine." He said this in his rookie NFL season, and that was pretty solid for a kid who had trouble finishing my essays on Shakespeare four years earlier.

    Anyway, yeah ... I get his frustration. Still, he needs to nut it up a bit. It's big boy time. I don't hate him - he's a great pitcher and a balls out competitor. He's also at the top of his game and should expect serious flak from all sides.
     

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