OFFSEASON NEWS/RUMORS Thread

Discussion in 'Los Angeles DODGERS' started by irish, Oct 12, 2019.

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in 2020, mookie betts starts the season with...

  1. the dodgers

    41.2%
  2. the padres

    41.2%
  3. the red sox

    11.8%
  4. other

    5.9%
  1. lastatman

    lastatman DSP Legend

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    Or... their dick owner would say, "See, the sign stealing had no outcome on the result - we'd have won without it just like this year."

    No, I'm going to hope they lose every game this year.
     
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    You are in good company.
    Welcome to DSP.
    This is heaven.
    For all the villains.
    Who show respect and repent.
    Fuck the Astros for not even having the decency of putting on a good show.
    The very least they owed was the respect of making themselves into hypocrites.
    If they werent sorry the needed to at least act right and pretend to be sorry correctly.
    When you are being judged nobody cares what you say but the media.
    All that matters is your attitude. You gotta carry that cross humbly for a little bit.
    Let your good attitude become the lubricant that saves you.
    That is what im learning from this situation.
     
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    rube DSP Legend Staff Member Administrator

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    I could give a fuck what he says or thinks.
    It will be shown in everyones face.
     
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  4. lastatman

    lastatman DSP Legend

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    What really perplexes me is that there were six umpires out there for numerous games in the ALCS and WS, and none of them picked up on some idiot in the dugout banging a trashcan right before every pitch to the Astro batters?
     
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    In theory, that would make sense. In reality, a new championship would be celebrated and speed up the forgetting about the tainted championship. Just ask the Patriots.
     
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    The Mookie Betts optics could be better. He clearly has not embraced the idea of being traded. He's not made any social post about being a Dodger but has replied to many Boston players and fans. His interviews are not that of a guy who is happy but more of a man who is relegated to his lot in his Proffesional life.

    Not my best first impressions. I hope he gets on board once the guys get together and create friendships. We need Justin Turner do put his arm around the guy.
     
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    That's ok.
    Throw whatever you can at them.
    Their star should forever be called an asterisk.
    Their logo should be an albatross on their neck and forehead.
    Force them to feel the need to change it.
    Never call them astros again.
    Call them asterisks.
    Astral like, but not quite.
     
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    Nothing wrong with this.
    It is actually pretty good imo.
    He is not a mercenary it seems.
    His heart is there and why would it not if he actually has one?
    But that just means he will grow another heart here.
    And eventually his Dodgers heart will be the one he takes to the hall.
     
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    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

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    thought the same thing watching the presser
     
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    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

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    homo
     
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    :stirpot: Bad Witchery mojo for The Asstros Asterisk
     
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    I dont think this is like that situation.
    This isnt football.
    They arent the Patriots.
    The asterisks should hear nothing but disdain.
    Specially if Dodger fans dont take this lying down.
     
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    I’ve noticed the same thing, he’s appeared mellow, a little shell-shocked. But maybe it’s his personality? I’m not going to say it’s a negative, it’s an emotional reaction, the guy has to move his family across the country while working ... that can’t be easy.

    I suspect it changes after his family is settled in and he has a few walkoff celebrations with the boys. Like Rube said, it could be a positive. If he really is shaken up, and he falls in love with LA, he could look to re-sign after knowing the stress of moving.
     
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    My guess is that the Astros employed many different techniques that ended up making it hard to make a determination on the field. Also, if they had spotted the cheating, I wonder what they would have done?
     
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    :koolaid: Will break the ice
     
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    Yeah, David Price seems much happier to be here than Mookie does and that is definitely a bit worrisome. I think it will get better once spring training gets going, but Boston is eating this up right now. Really hope that he enjoys his time here and re-signs when all is said and done.
     
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    Betts' career OPS being 70+ points worse away from Fenway is the one thing that worries me more than anything else. Can do a lot worse than .860, but just another reason for them to stay aggressive and shoot for Lindor at some point. Figure out how to make the transition from Seager to Lindor.

    Betts has always sort of been no-nonsense and old school. Just an FYI, if you guys were expecting to see him gush about LA. Guy from Nashville that'd just as soon play in a much smaller market. At the end of the day..show him the money and don't get cute with deferrals. That'd be a start.
     
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    Good point.
    Umps suck it hard and long too...
     
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    The Boston media brings out the worst in everyone. I am giving Price the benefit of the doubt as we have seen it before a couple times how much happier a player is to get the fuck away from those D-Bag chowdah heads. He has been well regarded everywhere else he has been. The same was said about AGon and he was a fucking international ambassador for the game for crying out loud.

    Besides that, good to know abut Mookie. We have plenty of personalities and our brightest stars of the last decade (Kershaw, Greinke, Bellinger, Seager) have all been pretty quiet dudes who keep to themselves mostly. Bellinger mostly cause he's probably stoned off his ass. We have that cast of characters that can let Mookie be Mookie and he should be able to settle in. Wonder if he prefers a situation where he can sink into the seat cushions and let the world go on around him. LA already having some of the most popular players in the sport, plus the Lakeshow should make it possible for him to do that.
     
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