SPRING TRAINING NEWS/RUMORS Thread

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  1. Bluezoo

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    Sounds about par for the course...a guy who hardly ever gets injured will of course, having reached the Dodger event horizon age, will now be as injury prone as the rest of the brittle roster. From now on. SNAP!
    Book it.
    This is shaping up to be sooome fucking year, boyos...what hath God wrought ?
     
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    I know it's just spring training. I know that the smart veterans use it to experiment with their swings, tweak their stances, work on timing, and generally make adjustments. Still, it doesn't give me a whole lot of confidence to see JD, JHey, and Peralta all below the Mendoza line. Two weeks to go... they'd better figure it out soon. That goes for CT too.

    Side note: I hate that talking about Peralta is even a thing. Still don't understand that signing.
     
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    "Yours is not to reason why, yours is but to do or die"
    ------- Kamala Harris
     
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    Why is opening day at night?
     
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    This season, I'm going to watch how the media portrays Roberts' effectiveness. We all know how praise has been heaped upon him year-after-year for the division wins. Clearly, there must have been some grade-A management taking place for the team to do that well, despite the stacked roster. Forget that other managers did more with less, like old Melonhead in SF, who led inferior teams to not one, but three championships. So here's what I want to know: Will Roberts be held to that same standard with an arguably weaker roster? If the Dodgers come up short, will he get the blame, or will the media then make excuses on his behalf - no Trea Turner, starting pitchers left, Gavin Lux injury, other teams signed more big names, or other obstacles that come up during the season? Because it has to go both ways - if roster talent is discounted when giving a manager props for amassing wins, then lack of roster talent needs to be discounted and the manager blamed if the wins don't come at the same clip.
     
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    unless you check the boxes
    enjoy your next plane flight
     
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    Front and center, the opportunity to guide the "aguably diminished" on several fronts 2023 LA Dodgers team, is here. Now...
    Time to prove his ability to manage a past championship team that doesn't have the league leaders up and down the roster like it did in his multiple past mediocrity.
    Time to turn his sometimes sophomoric statements about the team/ players/guaranteed championships into something real for the fans, instead of just an always will be tainted one.
    It's like the Dodgers are the living embodiment of " better to love and lost than to never have never loved at all".
    But, I have no delusions about what he can do. No delusions about "enough is enough... try another leader" come away by the FO.
    I loved Alston, but the fact that he lasted 2 1/2 decades with the team is actually not a hopeful sign for Doc being gone. Not in this Woke diet we have to eat...no homo.
    It used to be the Yankees that took it all away from the Dodgers, year after year. They were just too damn good.
    Damn Yankees, for sure.
    Now, it's everybody else.
     
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    bravo manfred (sarcasm)
    way to address the areas of least need
    you stupid fucken gap-toothed owners/selig lapdog
    • New standards will be enforced for bat boys and bat girls, whose ability to quickly retrieve equipment will help efforts to speed up the game, according to MLB. The league will evaluate the performances of bat boys and bat girls and could ask teams to replace them if their performance is considered substandard.
     
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    graterol
    • “I don’t want (possibly becoming the closer) to be a chip on my shoulder or a motivating factor. I think there’s a lot of really good arms on this team. My motivation is to be really good and dominate. That doesn’t necessarily mean I have to be the guy in the ninth inning. I just have to be really good and help the team win and dominate whenever I get the ball.”
     
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    revised

    mook rf
    freddie 1b
    will c
    jd dh
    max 3b
    outman lf
    vargas 2b
    thompson cf
    rojas ss
     
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    garbage
     
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    taylor now slashing a robust .119/.245/.190 with 20 strikeouts in 42 at bats

    “but it’s just spring training and I fully expect a player as good as CT3 to figure it out.”
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    I don't know exactly what to feel about his quote. Initially, I thought it very mature and following the Kevin Costner player response template. Checking all the proper boxes, so to speak...
    Then the " ninth inning" sentence seemed a bit of a balk ( no pun intended) from possibly being the closer.
    When, for a RP anyway, shouldn't it be the achievement of Nirvana ?
     
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    Who ???
     
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    thru 8 innings vs seattle tonight…
    dodgers have exactly one hit
    nice to see roberts has them in mid season form
    i have a feeling this is going to be a long, painful season
     
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    Yes, I fear you are very right.
    Long and painful, led by the best man in the spot to insure the continuation of that...but know that his ethnic background, epacanthic folds, and finely honed woke statements throughout the year are well in tact.
    And that, along with, for example, the beneficent treatment of Andrew Toles, makes the LAD an enigmatic powerhouse of sports wokeism. A true modern day champion.
    But, less importantly, a winner.
     
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    Watching Trea Turner hit HR after HR is painful.

    Mookie was in postseason form vs Japan with the clutch DP in the 9th.
     
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    Damn, that's a fine nose, isn't it? As a cockney would say, " a bloody HUGE ootah" !
     
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