Discussion in 'Los Angeles DODGERS' started by irish, Oct 12, 2019.
Stunned Cole didn’t take the inevitably leaked 3 years 130 million Dodgers offer
With 298 deferred
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Just spoke to Scott Boras. Asked the agent what helped make Gerrit Cole choose the Yankees and he said, “ Five conversations with Hal Steinbrenner,” and “Andy Pettitte.” Boras was impacted by Hal’s persistence and Cole was influenced by Andy’s stories about pitching in NY.
What about Kersh's stories? Almost hurt myself laughing
I wanted Stras or Cole to pair with Buehler at the top... plus Rendon, which yeah not totally realistic. My problem now is the Yankees were honestly a stud pitcher away from becoming a potential nightmare for the playoffs and now they have it. It is not that their starters are amazing, but they are good enough when paired with their offense and bullpen. Plus if Severino returns to form, their rotation looks even that much more formidable with two #1's and a #2 in Paxton waiting for you in a series. My frustration very well all could be for naught and someone else may be waiting for us if we are fortunate to make it to the WS again, but as of right now, the last two days have been a body blow to the Dodgers.
There is some speculation that the Dodgers "sudden turn" to Bumgarner could be to force the Giants into coming back to the table and overpaying him. The metrics do not line up with the Dodgers supposed interest in MadBum unless they really are serious about that change of character line for the clubhouse, think a Kirk Gibson effect. Giants fans are pissed that the club DFA'd the beloved, but not good, Kevin Pillar and are screaming for Zaidi's head. The Kapler signing has also not gone over well with the fanbase and the reaction is that MadBum potentially signing with the Dodgers would be a cataclysmic turn to the offseason. So, could the Dodgers with the knowledge that the Giants have an emotional owner that would overrule president Farhan Zaidi in his decision making, go out and start "strongly pursuing" the Giants hero to force their rivals into doing something stupid? That would be some 4D chess, but many in baseball are well aware that the ownership has already gotten in the way of a lot of Zaidi's plans, so the Dodgers may be trying to stall the clubs rebuild project.
Rosenthal this morning said the Dodgers could turn to Ryu and Rendon now that they have missed out on the winter's biggest prize and their top target. Ryu is garnering a lot of interest from AL Central teams and the Blue Jays.
There was a report late last night that the Reds and Astros had made progress on deal that would send Correa and Josh Reddick to the Reds in exchange for Luis Castillo. That would be AWFUL if the Astros were able to reload with another young stud starting pitcher, this one cost controlled for 4 more seasons. Really really REALLY hope this one is all bullshit.
Whit Merrifield has been asked about a lot and the Royals are refusing to discuss him in trade negotiations. Dayton Moore is an interesting cat, that team has no chance of competing in the near future and he refuses to move pieces that can help their rebuild.
we aren't getting Rendon
adding the prick attitude of Bum might be exactly what we need who knows?
truly sucks to think we wasted all this opportunity w the young talent
won't be long till we get to watch them winning w other teams
said it from the start
we’re not getting anyone of consequence
so don’t be disappointed when rendon and donaldson sign elsewhere
they should bring ned back to work out the deal
You know, I was thinking about it and aside from the obvious shit from the past that would be on the surface for a while, that would die down after the cheese-dick MB/MM handshake photo, and some success. Also, to compare their past transgressions against us, Puig was polarizing and Max, awesome as he is, is not the face of the team like Kobe was. Madbum and Kershaw have mutual respect for each other and they both showed it. More importantly, maybe his personality would add some much needed edge to the clubhouse that even Roberts' kumbaya bullshit can't completely kill.
If we sign him I'd eventually warm up to it. YMMV.
You left off May and Gonsolin. And Tanaka is basically a poor man's Ross Stripling.
Here's a question, if the Dodgers sign Ryu does that move the needle in the Dodgers' direction?
This is how I feel too. 2 weeks ago I would have said "hell no", but I'm warming up.
The Bay Area is having a meltdown about Bum possibly being a Dodger. They have already written him off as a traitor, and nothing has even happened yet. People saying they would boo him at Oracle Park of he pitched there with the Dodgers.
Their fanbase sure has been something to watch the last year or so. They have been freaking out about every minor move that Farhan has done(sounds familiar), gotten mad when they heard they were going to try to sell off a lot of pieces, went apeshit about the Kapler signing, moaned about cutting out the heart of the team with his whole 1 WAR in Pillar and now they're on the verge of mutiny cause their former star has interest from their biggest rival. I think that org is entering a troubling time as it appears that ownership and the FO are not on the same page as the owners pushed for the Harper signing when Zaidi reportedly had no interest in doing so as he's pushing for a rebuild. Now the ownership is supposedly willing to step in and push the team to retain MadBum due to the blowback. It would be nice to have an ownership that is emotional/sentimental, but fuck make it for the good of the team. Anyway, please Giants owners, get involved!
Alden Gonzalez with a couple of notes
The Dodgers felt good about their chances to land Gerrit Cole and thought they might get him right up until the time he chose the Yankees. They don't think the money was enough of a difference to lose out on him; they think in the end he simply wanted to be a Yankee.
The Dodgers might be the most interesting team to watch moving forward. They are very open to making relatively drastic changes to their core group, however that manifests itself, and are having a lot of conversations on both fronts, targeting mostly elite players.
Dodgers offer was 8 years $300M with deferrals. Belief was that as soon as someone went to 9 years, Cole pounced.
" Yo, Kersh..tell me about the ambiance of Dodger Stadium when you blew that big ass lead against the Cardinals "
" You don't really wanna know about that, G. Let me tell you about my bomb ass ping pong tourney instead "
He's truly dumb as rocks if he throws salt on his SFG legacy just so he can hop on with this club and lose
Should just go where the taxes aren't killer and ride off into the sunset
CC over us, Stanton over us, now Cole over us.
I know the Stanton situation has been ugly but I am sick of coming 2nd to the GD Yankees on marquee players.
Their fans make Giants fans seem like saints.
Dodgers are pessimistic that they will land Rendon.... wooooo
Hahahahaha LAD jumped on the deferral train
Almost wonder if they threw out that offer to Cole knowing it would come in 2nd so they could say "Hey we did try to spend!!!" when they inevitably sign nobody worth a shit.
With the Lakers elite again, Dodger stadium will only be occupied by people that are bored and wanting to post Instagram/Facebook photos.
Other fans will shift their focus completely to the one franchise in LA that actually delivers titles and acquires elite talent.
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