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

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  1. Chiefdodgerslkrs24

    Chiefdodgerslkrs24 Among the Pantheon

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    english: fuck your mother
    spanish: chinga tu madre


    That's all I got
     
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  2. irish

    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

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    russian: te jue marjove (sp)

    ^has nothing to do with mothers
    but according to my many russians friends, it's the worst thing you can say
     
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    Fall Winslow Back 2 Sleepy

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    rube DSP Legend Staff Member Administrator

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    I only liked the British dance pop.
    And that took convincing from pasty chicks in dark clothes and dyed hair.
     
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    fsudog21 DSP Legend

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    End of an era.
     
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    MZA MODERATOR Staff Member

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    Correa was the only guy to actually get back into peoples good graces with his original apology and now he’s screwed all that up
     
  7. irish

    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

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    don't get me wrong
    i danced to all sorts of vile shit trying to get those not so attractive pasty goth chicks you speak of in the sack
    diablo has too
    and now in retrospect, many years later, I'm left wondering why, why, why?!!!
    and yet i've always known the answer...

     
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    rube DSP Legend Staff Member Administrator

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    I'm still attracted to that type of girl like thanos is to death/destiny.
    But I always found them more attractive under the powder that they didn't want to leave.
     
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    cave man style huh
     
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    Carlos is an idiot, but Bellinger should have stuck to what was in the report. He only gave the Astros ammunition to defend themselves. Carlos might be right that they only cheated for 1 1/2 (not 3 as Cody said) years. But he is totally wrong saying they won the World series in 2017 legitimately.

    I do not give a s*** about an MVP award. I think Jose altuve would have won it with or without the trash cans. And according to the report and the number of bangs, Jose altuve received only 2.3% of them or something like that.

    Our players need to narrow their focus on the World series. The series against us, and against the Yankees, each went to a game 7. There is no doubt that their advantage was the difference.

    Edit... I think the report said there was cheating in 2018 and some in 2019 too... so Cody may be right about the cheating spanning three seasons but I'm not sure
     
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    I respectfully disagree.

    If you watch the Bellinger interview he looks physically angry about the cheating, he’s being emotional and honest in his answer. He doesn’t need to worry about being factually correct on everything, and in no way do the Astros get to turn the table on this and call foul. “We only cheated for one year, not 3 years. He needs to shut the fuck up” is the most idiotic, deflective response. It’s holding Cody to an unnecessary standard when talking about the scandal. Did they cheat? Yep. Is Cody upset? Yep. Is Correa actually sorry? Nope.

    Fuck Correa and the Astros. They got off so easy for what they did. SO easy. When that happens you stay low and feel grateful, you don’t go around getting mad at those who are upset.
     
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    I have no issues with what Belli said.

    You have to realize that the 2017 WS was the culmination of years of fine tuning the cheating.

    Over 162 games plus (if you add other seasons) a 3-5% help will make a huge difference. Realize that the Astros absolutely sucked for years, and then all of a sudden midgets are MVPs and a journey man asshole who did nothing for the Dodgers suddenly becomes a stud.

    I would be pissed as a Yankee, as a A, Dodger, a Belli, Kershaw, Judge, you name it.

    MLB is NOT learning the lessons of the steroids scandal. The HoF is or should not be the final arbiter of justice. That’s way too late.

    Damnit....they need to get way ahead of this issue. Make it hurt bad. I don’t care if idiots like Reddick get banned forever. Make him the poster child. Do it. Do something.

    I don’t want the Dodgers awarded the 2017 title, but I sure as hell don’t believe the Assholes should keep that title either.
     
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    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

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    totally agree
    and i'm glad it baited correa into responding
    it gave him a chance to show his true colors, and he didn't disappoint
    fucken douchebags
    fuck them and their contrived, disingenuous apologies... they're only sorry they got caught
     
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    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

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    :poty:
     
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    MLB players weigh in on Astros cheating scandal
    ESPN.com — 2 hours ago

    The impact of the Houston Astros' sign-stealing scandal is reverberating throughout Major League Baseball. There has been immediate impact -- three managers lost their jobs in a week, along with the Astros' general manager. And through all of the revelations, both the Astros themselves and players throughout the game have had something to say about the Astros' conspiracy to steal signs electronically and relay that information in real time to their players at the plate in 2017.
    Never forget

    "I'm not going to let them forget the fact that they are hypocrites, they are cheaters, they've stolen from a lot of other people and the game itself." -- Reds pitcher Trevor Bauer

    "One of the worst things that could happen is that we get through spring and it's just forgotten about, or that you get pegged for the first two games and it's just forgotten about. It needs to be reiterated." -- Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling

    Yankees GM Brian Cashman on whether sign-stealing had an impact on the 2017 ALCS; "I definitely think it had an effect on things… without question. Certainly the Houston Astros were dealing with a distinct advantage more so than their opponents. That’s a fact. I don’t think anybody can disagree with that, even though they may try."
    Marly Rivera, ESPN Writer1d ago

    "It's just like ripping open a scab. It rehashes some things, and you go back, think what if, what happened. And that's just going to drive us crazy if we continue to do that." -- Justin Turner, Los Angeles Dodgers infielder, on the revelations about the Astros' methods.

    "It's a fair question. I think everyone is going to have to draw their own conclusions. I hope over time, and the demonstration of the talent of this team and the players and the careers that are being had -- we have some of the best players in the entire sport all together on the same team -- I hope over time, it's proven that it wasn't." -- Former Astros manager AJ Hinch, on whether the Astros' 2017 title is tainted by initial revelations about their sign stealing.

    "When you analyze the games, we won fair and square. We earned that championship." -- Astros shortstop Carlos Correa

    Blowing the whistle

    Brian Cashman: "If it wasn't for Mike Fiers, no one maybe ever would have known. This is a warning to anybody that's doing anything, in any arena that's wrong, that the truth usually always comes out. If people are doing stuff that is wrong or against the rules, there are no secrets, it usually comes out eventually; that story does get told. That's a warning sign for people when they make those choices going into it. There's big price to be paid for it."
    Marly Rivera, ESPN Writer1d ago

    "I'm glad we're at this point right now, and obviously Mike [Fiers] had a lot to do with that. ... It's supposed to be an equal playing field, and it wasn't." -- Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin

    "I think that leaving Houston and going to a different team, I think you have to at least say, 'Hey, they do some things, you might have to switch your signs up or you might need to do something,' For [Mike] Fiers, it's a tough situation to be in because you have teammates in Houston, but you also have new teammates. It's a sticky situation." -- Tony Kemp, former Astro and new Athletic

    The Astros apologize, sort of

    Astros owner Jim Crane: "I want to say again how sorry our team is for what happened. I want to repeat this will never happen again on my watch."
    Marly Rivera, ESPN Writer2d ago

    "While the evidence consistently showed I didn't endorse or participate in the sign-stealing practices, I failed to stop them and I am deeply sorry." -- Hinch, immediately after his suspension and firing in January.

    "No one put a gun to our head. It would be a lie to say that one or two people are responsible. We are all responsible." -- Astros infielder Yuli Gurriel

    "We are ALL responsible. Carlos [Beltran] and Alex [Cora] were great to us." -- Astros outfielder George Springer, on stories suggesting the veteran DH and coach were responsible for the sign-stealing initiative.

    "No one put us up to this. We did it. All of us, not one person made us do anything." -- Astros infielder Alex Bregman

    "He would say, 'I don't want this. I can't hit like this. Don't you do that to me.' [Jose Altuve] played the game clean." -- Correa on his teammate.

    "Our opinion is that this didn't impact the game." -- Jim Crane, Astros owner

    "It was definitely an advantage." -- Correa

    "No, I don't think I should be held accountable." -- Crane

    Apology not accepted

    "I thought the apologies were whatever. I thought Jim Crane's was weak. I thought Manfred's punishment was weak, giving 'em immunity. I mean, these guys were cheating for three years. I think what people don't realize is Altuve stole an MVP from [Aaron] Judge in '17. Everyone knows they stole the ring from us." -- Dodgers slugger Cody Bellinger

    "There's no sincerity. There's no genuineness when it comes to it. I know that if I messed up big in that way, I'd be the first one to let you know just how big of a mess-up it was. It's hard to believe. It really is. It's sad." -- Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant, on the Astros' belated attempt to apologize.

    Kenley Jansen firmly believes the Astros' cheating scandal is "worse than steroids" and also betting on baseball. He suggested that teams caught doing it shouldn't qualify for the upcoming playoffs and added that "everybody in the world is laughing" at how MLB doled out punishment. "I can apologize. I can hit you in your face right now and apologize — ‘I'm sorry, I will be a better player' — and not get suspended. What are you gonna teach kids out there? You're not gonna teach anything."
    Alden Gonzalez, ESPN Staff Writer6h ago

    "They mocked everything about everyone who said they were doing something under the table or illegal or whatever. Cheating is one thing -- it's not OK -- but at least if you cheat and you come out and you get caught and you're like, 'Look, I did this and it wasn't right. This is why I did it. I'm not going to do it again, I learned my lesson.' ... Whatever, you can be contrite about it, speak honestly about it, but even now, we don't even have a freakin' apology that means anything from any of them." -- Bauer

    "That's just wild. I don't know if he meant to say that or not, but that's obviously not true." -- Bellinger, in response to Crane saying the Astros' sign stealing "didn't impact the game."

    "I'm pretty sure it was going in in 2018 and 2019, too. If they didn't get caught, they'd still be doing it. And they're only doing this apology because they got caught. Everyone around the league is upset and rightfully so, because it's really a disgrace to the game." -- Bryant

    Were the Astros also cheating in 2018? 2019?

    Cody Bellinger, when asked if he believes the Astros were cheating in 2018 and ‘19, as well: "A hundred percent. I don't know why they would stop." Bellinger said he and others wondered how the Astros were so tough to beat at home. "And when it came out that they were doing this, it was just obvious."
    Alden Gonzalez, ESPN Staff Writer1d ago

    "I don't know what human hits a walk-off home run against Aroldis Chapman to send your team to the World Series and one, has the the thought to say 'don't rip my jersey off,' but two, go in the tunnel, change your shirt, and then go out and do your interview. Like that -- that makes no sense to me." -- Bellinger, on Altuve's reaction and actions after hitting the game-winning home run in Game 6 of the 2019 American League Championship Series.

    "Altuve has played the game clean. Always. Always. He earned that MVP. He hit that home run off Chapman, fair and square." -- Correa

    "We got investigated for three months. The commissioner's office did as thorough of an investigation as anyone could imagine was possible." Hinch, on being asked a yes-or-no question about whether the team was using buzzers or other signals in the 2019 postseason.

    "When [Bellinger] talks about that we cheated for three years, he either doesn't know how to read, is really bad at reading comprehension or is just not informed at all. The commissioner's report clearly says that all those activities were conducted in 2017. 2018 nothing happened. 2019 nothing happened. It was just talented players, playing the game of baseball with passion and winning ballgames." -- Correa

    "I think players will deal with it the way it should be across the league. I don't think it's going to be a comfortable few ABs for a lot of those boys, and it shouldn't be. They shouldn't be comfortable." -- Pitcher Mike Clevinger, Cleveland Indians

    "Somebody will take it into their own hands, and they'll get suspended more games than any of those guys got for the biggest cheating scandal in 100 years. It'll be pretty ironic when that happens, because I'm sure that's how it'll end up playing out." -- Dodgers left-hander Alex Wood -- who started Game 4 of the 2017 World Series against them, on pitchers retaliating against the Astros by throwing at them.

    "I'm depending on the league to try to put a stop to this seemingly premeditated retaliation that I'm hearing about. ... I'm just hoping that the league puts a stop to this before somebody gets hurt." -- New Astros manager Dusty Baker

    "The game has changed. I think the commissioner has made it very clear in the past few seasons that throwing a baseball at somebody isn't an appropriate form of retaliation in the game anymore. The problem is knowing if it's on purpose or not. But I guess when you come out and say I'm going to do it on purpose, you know." -- Justin Verlander, Astros pitcher
     
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    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

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    hey douchebag
    if anything "isn't appropriate anymore" it's cheating
    you selfish pricks have tarnished the game forever
    too bad that gap toothed little pussy manfred has no balls
    every one of you ckunts should be banned for life
    paraphrasing @THINKBLUE again... i hope you and your single-digit IQ bimbo wife get gang raped by transgender bikers
     
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    Fuck Dusty. In a way, I don’t care if all of MLB gets suspended. If the league won’t do anything about it, I want heads.

    I’m evil so I have no qualms saying every pitcher should aim high. Fuck the hip throws. Make it hurt. And even if you miss, make every Astro feel the heat.

    I even extend that to former Astros and even current ones who just joined. Make anyone who had or has an Astros jersey make them think twice about that taint.
     
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    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

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    lol always
    always... except when he hasn't
    this just in: no one sits on a breaking ball when a guy can throw triple digits -- no one
    fuck off
     
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    AND, I wonder if Gerrit Cole going to an AL team rather than an NL team had anything to do with the possible backlash and HBP possibilities.

    Fuck him too. I want an AL team to just throw pitches into the bullpen if necessary.
     
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    Did Correa wear a wire when he said that?
     
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