DODGERS NEWS/RUMORS thread

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

  1. doyerfan

    doyerfan MODERATOR Staff Member Moderator

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    Grandal is gonna choose THIS year to go on a hot streak in the playoffs lol

    I think my order of preference from the wild card contenders is:
    1) Philly
    2) Arizona
    3) Mets
    4) Brewers
    5) Nats
    6) Cubs
     
  2. ColoradoKidWitGame

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    Injury Updates:

    Muncy - Sounds like he progressing to a point that we should see him again very soon.

    Turner- Is getting an MRI today, there is some worry that he could have some underlying structural issues in his ankle after a dive the other day. Rios could see extended time at the 3B position down the stretch. He had a hot close to the year and his prodigious power stroke has returned.

    Verdugo- Very likely that his season is over as his rehab stint has stalled after a season long back issue never got better. This has been catastrophic end to a year that had him as easily one of our most valuable pieces and his play in CF was a reason the team moved Pollock to LF as they felt Alex was a week away from returning last month. His contact rate will be missed in the playoffs and a PO roster with deadly depth throughout has taken a major hit.

    Hill- We will see him start tomorrow. It looks like the goal of a postseason rotation will be in some order, Buehler, Kershaw, Ryu and Hill. Hopefully those guys will be right once October comes around as a pen with arms like Maeda, Urias, Gonsolin and or May could be very interesting to watch unfold as the teams that have found WS success the past few years have been helped greatly by the emergence of a starter who came in and saved their bacon.

    Kelly- He has a minor knee thing going on which is why he has not pitched much at all lately. They hope he will be ready to go again soon, but the worry with Kelly is his mechanics come and go which is where his extended streaks of dominance and futility come from. They said already that the knee thing had been causing issues for the past couple of outings and that his mechanics did go out of whack from it.

    Verdugo is the only one that has a major thing going on, but if a couple other pieces start to fall, the depth gets iffy. I was worried that the club was going to do to Lux, what they did to Verdugo and it almost happened. They gave him 6 games and he never looked comfortable(AV had the exact same scenario happen), so they tried to bench him. The injury to Turner got him in the lineup and Lux answered by having a big night. Hopefully this gets the kid going as that would make the catching position the only spot in the lineup where not a whole lot of offense is coming from at the moment.
     
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    My worry level:
    Verdugo - high. Skeptical he plays at all
    Turner - cautiously low. He seems to be fine even after extended absences so even if he needs a week off I think he can turn it around. Just worried they don’t have a reason why he’s hurt
    Muncy - cautiously optimistic. My worry is that the injury saps his power. Luckily he’ll be back soon and wel know. Also, thankfully he has a good eye so his OBP skills shouldn’t leave but a power sap makes the lineup so much weaker
    Kelly- medium high. they don’t seem too worried but he’s our best reliever atm so any injury is catastrophic
     
  4. Finski

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    Good takes, both.

    This is awful to say, so of course, I'll say it....

    Whatever injuries befall LA, I am looking to see TWO Houston starters have season enders this week or next. That KC series this weekend or the trips to Florida and Seattle, all of those may see ill luck affect those Houston twats. I am not WISHING it on them (never my style) but it is overdue to happen. They play in that ridiculous bandbox stadium and their mojo is overdue to get shanked. Ditto the Yanks. They have actually had injury issues, but I don't see why they can''t have a Yelich situation over there either.

    As for NL teams, the Braves and Nats don't worry me nearly as much as StL and Philly. Something about those teams gives me a bad vibe ...



     
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    Considering the CKWG report, and the harbingers of uncertainty from key players, the starters really sucking mightily, a bad closer, I don't think we get out of the NL as champs.
    If that is wrong, and we do, I don't feel we have nearly enough to handle the Astros or Yanks.
    And missing, is any reference to the superior management abilities of all teams compared to Roberts.
    Idk about Kapler, and to some degree, the Brewers, but anyone else we definitely come up short.
     
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    I do not want to see the Mets. That rotation has the chance to dominate a short series(same can be said of the Nats). I know the rest of that team is a mess, but they’ve got the guys who could shove games 1 & 2, then suddenly you’re behind the 8 ball with Stroman and probably short rest Degrom and full rest Syndergaard. Then one hot hitter could beat you, i.e. Daniel Murphy = Pete Alonso.
    As for Grandal, naturally he has murdered LHP’ing this year. I still foresee him swinging over the top of every breaking pitch in the dirt, but wouldn’t be shocked if he just went into “fuck you” mode and crushed.
     
  7. Finski

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    Maddon is worse than Roberts. The Cubs didn't win in 2016 because of him - they won despite him. The guy's stock has plummeted, and that's OK by me. I always thought he was hipster jagoff anyway.
     
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    So I was wrong, Turner had an X-Ray today, not an MRI. The results were inconclusive which... that seems not great. He is getting the MRI either tonight or tomorrow and it sounds like he is away from the team right now. Roberts said he could play through the pain, but the circumstances are not calling for that at this time. I wonder if it is anything serious, if we see a shuffling of the deck. Muncy to 3B - Turner 1B or Muncy 2B, Seager 3B, Lux SS and Turner 1B. I honestly HATE Muncy at 3B. His throws are horrendous from over there and he has always looked tentative.
     
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    Swinging the bat well and coming along @ 3B this year defensively.
    Defensively, the list goes..1) Chapman, 2) Fletcher, 3) Arenado, 4) A. Cabrera, 5) B. Anderson, 6) Moncada

     
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    Kelly back last night, Hill back tonight and Muncy to rejoin the club on Friday in NY. Slowly getting the band back together. Turner is supposed to get an MRI this morning in LA. The team still claims that he would be playing in more extreme circumstances, but for now they prefer to err on the side of caution. Wish we got Verdugo back as his style of play is something we have missed in the playoffs in recent seasons. Not a great sign with the back and oblique issues when he has such a violent swing. Wonder if this will impact him going forward. He has added more loft in recent years, so I'd be interested to see if he stays in LA over the offseason to retool his swing a bit.
     
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    Maybe he is ready for the 2nd round.
     
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    Not a good omen when a player that young already has back issues.
     
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    Brewers have won seven in a row.
    Would love to get Hader one day just to trigger Nosler
     
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    Ohtani done for the year. Knee surgery.
    That's what you get for choosing the anals
     
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    Late to the party but is Rich Hill injured again?
     
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    likely done, MCL injury
    almost certainly not available to us for the rest of the year
     
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    How the hell did he get an MCL tear?

    I think his career is finished.
     
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    one of those things I guess
    he was grimacing in pain from the moment I saw him and that was after he had two outs
     
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    I'd agree if it was anyone but Rich Hill.
     
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    Come back as a closer.
     
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