DODGERS NEWS/RUMORS thread

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

  1. rube

    rube DSP Legend Staff Member Administrator

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    exactly, these 'reporters' are part of the business
    they are not real reporters
    this is sports entertainment
    its like calling WWE reporters 'journalists'
    sports reporters are supposed to be part of the act
    they arent supposed to fuck up the act by trolling players for no reason

    point im making is that these sports reporter guys are trying to put on the holy mantle of protected journalist so this can be about censorship and the right to a free press or some bullshit
    sports reporters need to shut up and just play basketball
     
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  2. THINKBLUE

    THINKBLUE DSP Gigolo

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    Order of teams I'd like to face in the NLDS, if the current Division leaders stand pat:

    1. Phillies
    2. Brewers
    3. Cardinals
    4. Mets
    5. Nationals
     
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    THINKBLUE DSP Gigolo

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    The Nationals remind me a lot of the 2013-15 Dodgers teams that would get off to slow starts with tons of turmoil and eventually talent prevailed for a 90+ win season and a great chance at the WS.
    With that rotation and lineup, they will be extremely tough.
    Really hope they get bounced.
     
  4. doyerfan

    doyerfan MODERATOR Staff Member Moderator

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    I think I’m lower on the Nats than most people. I think we’d destroy their bullpen, their starters are great but won’t have as big an effect on the games as we’d think, and they have the worst manager out of all the contenders.
     
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  5. irish

    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

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    agree
    problem is any contender (or non-contender) poses a threats if kenley is in the game
    and until mgmt realizes this and is willing to go to someone else... this team, as good as it is, is extremely vulnerable
     
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  6. Doughty8

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    Nats destroying a really really good home team by a touchdown, scary roll they are on!!
     
  7. irish

    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

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    meh
    lester sucks at wrigley
    22 hits in his previous 2 starts, now 31 the last 3
    more about him than the nats imo
     
  8. fsudog21

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    Bryce who?
     
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  9. Bluezoo

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    I'm as giddy as anyone else over late inning heroics and the " never out of it" aspect in recent games.
    But , imo, that all masks signs of general lineup malaise against some of the worst teams in MLB.
    I might be alone on this, but our output against a mish mash of barely known pitchers of late is concerning.
    Even moreso, is the Jekyl and Hyde turns of Buehler.
    And Ryu getting hit more and more is probably only natural, but wallowing in the sea of superlatives as he does
    ( deservedly so), it comes at the worst possible time to trend like it has been. The starters, however unfair it may be, must continue to be great. I just don't think the SPs can depend on much help.
    I hold minuscule hope for games we are ahead by one or two runs in the ninth.
    The Magic is strong this year though, and may be wondrous enough to get us to the Promised Land.
     
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  10. Finski

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    Solid take.

    I'm still in Mr. PessimistVille and I'm staying until it's safe to leave the safe space.

    I fully expect to see this often impressive powerhouse team get ass raped around Halloween. While some here enjoy forcible sodomy [cough @irish cough], I haven't enjoyed that in years.

    Anyway... yeah. This team still worries me plenty.
     
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  11. Doughty8

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    Stras plus Max = issues for us.
     
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  12. ColoradoKidWitGame

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    There is growing belief that.... the Dodgers will NOT be calling up Gavin Lux this September. The team is looking at the plan they took with Will Smith last year as the model potentially for Lux. This seems idiotic to me. With Verdugo hurt, they can afford to find a spot for this kid. Muncy should be at 1B full time anyway and delaying is nothing but the FO being afraid to hurt someone’s fucking feelings. IF they pass on him this September, you better believe that I’m going to be pissed.
     
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    Now that Muncy is out for the year, maybe they will bring him up. Probably not though
     
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    It was be ridiculous to at least not see if Lux can keep up his lighting in a bottle so to speak. Dude has a 1.000+ OPS for the season you better at least give him an opportunity.

    Particularly if Muncy goes on the IL now.
     
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    I agree I think only problem is making sure you get enough at bats for Lux, Verdugo, Joc, Muncy, Pollock, Bellinger and then Taylor/Enrique. Enrique is probably last of a priority but I could see the hesitation on trying to figure out ABs for everyone. I think it’s possible and wanna see it happen but it might lead to having to do things weird like splitting up games between players
     
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    Alanna twitted that Max Muncy's has a right wrist contusion, no break.

    Speculation is that he could only miss a few games, and with rosters expanding in a few days it's possible the team won't need to IL him. My guess is: with the division locked up, HFA in the NLCS highly likely, and the fact that our FO has yet to meet a player they didn't want to IL... Muncy will go on the 10-day IL today. It feels like a good time to give him a week off, he also got knocked over by Gardner in the Yankees series. Give him 10-days off now and he can be activated a week from Sunday with 3 weeks to go before the playoffs, hopefully refreshed.
     
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    Potentially injuring a player for the playoffs is the only way the Padres can ever be mentioned in anything postseason related.

    Cunts.
     
  18. Doughty8

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    Same initial diagnosis as CT3 and it turned out to be a break so I'm waiting.
     
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  19. Bluezoo

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    Yeah, like dermatitis is a generic turn for leprosy.
     
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  20. Bluezoo

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    Agree.
    He looked deeply in need of a vacation. Looks worn down.
    Even worse, so does Ryu. Badly.
    This play like shit, score a little for 4 or 5 games or so, have an offensive explosion once a week, then go back to doldrums is not going to work eventually, with a team that has a closer of Jansen's calibre.
    Recipe, ultimately, for another failure.
    I mean, no fucking team needs a closer when they are leading by nine runs.
    Remember what Tommy said, " don't play for the name on the back of your jersey, play for the name on the front".
     

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