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

    44.4%
  2. the padres

    38.9%
  3. the red sox

    11.1%
  4. other

    5.6%
  1. rube

    rube DSP Legend Staff Member Administrator

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    Yeah but we have no way of knowing any of that or have you heard something?
     
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    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

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    sadly, an all to common issue
     
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    Could be resentment stemming from not receiving help when it could have helped.
    Most homeless are not crazy but just need to get away from folks they love who are mad.
     
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    What makes the Toles story even more sad is that he was a fan favorite. You and I look at him and say he can easily get the support/help he needs to right his ship. But from his perspective it's so very different. Mental illnesses are horrible. I feel for him... and his family who by the sound of it want to help and want the best for him.
     
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    Bobby Bonilla's contract will expire when he is 72 years old...in 2035.
     
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    Back at the time that they agreed to that contract, the Mets figured they'd make out well on the deal by investing the money. Problem is, they put it with Bernie Madoff. And we all know how that story ends.
     
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    Mets bet on either winning a WS by 2035 or the apocalypse happening.
     
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    I guess this Is old news by now...Toles mug shot was the only way his family knew whether he was dead or alive.
    There is not much the LAD can do to help him, evidently.
    But if he should seek medical ( psychiatric) help, Justin Turner has offered to pay his bills.
    Now, there is a winner.
    Bravo, Red Dream.
     
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    My friend Chris died on my birthday eleven years ago. Oddly, it was the same day that Michael Jackson died. Chris was the best friend you'd want in a fight, or in the kitchen, or at your side in any perilous or joyous situation. He was tough as nails and the finest chef I ever knew. He learned everything about cooking from his Mexican grandma when he was six-years-old. He never cared about anything but cooking, hanging with his friends, and taking care of his dogs.

    Christopher Robin (yes, that was his name) ACTIVELY and purposefully drank himself to death at 40 years old. I watched him polish off an entire 1.75 ml of Kessler bourbon several times ... all in the span of a few hours. He drank anything and everything as fast as he could get it down his throat, and he did it to dull his psychological pain and - and to kill himself - by his own admission. He refused counseling; he would punch out anyone who told him to seek any help. Losing him was tough enough on me, but his big brother, also a dear friend of mine, still mourns that loss.

    With addiction in my family as rampant as it is, I have no hard answers. Between mental health issues and addiction in concert, I just know that you cannot help a person if he refuses the help. It appears that Toles has Chris' demeanor in this. And he is 100% free to destroy himself. Meanwhile, those who love those who opt to self destruct have to find peace any way those survivors are able.

    It is a tough cross to bear.
     
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    His repertoire has kept his ceiling down a bit as he was really only a 2 pitch pitcher. In a BA article last month, he mentioned that they tweaked some things in his change and curve last year that he wasn't too comfortable with at first, but seemed to really help late in the season. A plus fastball with an already present plus secondary and 2 average ones to go with it, makes you a solid rotation pitcher. That same plus fastball suddenly working two ticks higher and those average secondaries looking like potential plus pitches recently could make him a front of the rotation starter to pair with an already exciting stable of Buehler and May.
     
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    Keibert Ruiz is said to be one of 10 Dodgers players to test positive for Covid-19.
     

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