Discussion in 'Los Angeles DODGERS' started by irish, Sep 19, 2019.
I’m telling you, there is no way Toomgis should be put into a do or die game with a 1 run lead.
100 wins, bitches
Nice seeing Babe Ryu return to form.
Nice comeback from the HBP by Bozo to get the GDP and whiff of Arenado. Thought the game was slipping away there.
Good to see Smith finally show a pulse at the plate.
Eh don't know if it's warranted or not, but what do we want, a wholesome Kershaw clone? Because that's obviously worked to the tune of adding nothing to the WS trophy case. Buehler's more than likely the guy they're banking for the post..not Kersh or Ryu. The dynamic power arm..usually the case in OCT. He's it. Kersh used to be it..no longer powerful and of course, never the fortitude to make pitches when it mattered most. Buehler being different, perhaps more Justin Verlander than Clayton Kershaw between the ears, lends at least some optimism for the ultimate goal down the line.
All I ask, personally, is that he works hard, works smart, and be a team guy. Don't be a Puig. A corny guy more interested in having fun and being a celeb. And don't be a Kershaw or Jansen. One who's needed a consistent changeup for about 3 years now, and the other who's needed to add to his bag of tricks for a couple years as well. Buehler can't sit around and think hard work isn't for him..must continually expand his game and stay a step ahead in his career path. Being that he's a Vandy kid, I expect him to be a little more clever than Kersh. I also expect no one in the org to knock the chip off Buehler's shoulder because the culture within LAD is soft, so maybe Buehler himself can help toughen up this soft as charmin franchise? Again, we'll find out in OCT
I’ll say it. I’m excited about the way Corey Seager is swinging the bat lately. 100% homo.
You know the blown out quad is on the way now
compare his stats from when he played RF everyday to when they started moving him around to CF and 1B.
as a CF: .274/.338/.500
as a 1B: .290/.409/.613
as a RF: .310/.415/.648
He's our best CF though. That's the position he has the least amount of ABs. But his numbers as a 1B don't fall off too much as compared to as a RF
I think Irish's thoughts make more sense though, he had a super hot start and now isn't as hot.
Belli is just our best defender period. If he were right handed he'd probably be the best 2B, SS, 3B we have
I do believe he went cold just before he started stringing together starts in CF, so maybe it's a coincidence this time. But..those numbers will be added to the overall career sample size nonetheless. And the career offensive numbers do not like Belli in CF as much as they like him on the corners. Do we call it organizational failure that Belli is the best option we have for CF? We know they tried to trade Puig for Jackie Bradley, who can be a mess offensively, but very good in CF defensively. I keep going back to Toles. Toles was on his way to being something and the knee injury/minors life sent him spiraling. Pray for DJ Peters in CF at some point next season?
Not the point of where he plays. The point is that when you start moving him around from one position to another it bothers him offensively.
Last time he took a nose dive was when they moved him to the OF initially. He would hit well early when playing only 1B but later to accommodate another player he started moving between 1B and the OF.
That 'noise' of moving around is what I am talking about.
Some players are utility types who have no issue moving around.
Bellinger is a pedigree star who has been bred for to be great at any position and hit like a superstar as long as you let him stay at one spot for a full season.
What im saying is that if you dial back the nerd genius just a tad and let him be a RF or CF or 1B and not dick him around that it would make Bellinger a better player.
You really think it's Andy making multiple position moves on Bellinger within a game or series ? I realize the big V for versatility is the policy and Dodger way and all that shit, but that's Robots, imo.
That falls on Davey, and if it is truly diluting his quality of play, it's on his block head then.
Everybody making up reasons why this different player is coming in or going out, RP pitching to one batter, etc., trying to rationalize his managing style and make it palatable. Nobody really knows wtf he's doing.
I'd like to believe he's a mad genius and we just don't get it, it's all so complex for us to comprehend.
But, I just don't think so.
Even Cody rolls his eyes at some of his moves...
idc what your job is if you are performing at your peak I don't fuck w one thing you do
if the moves are necessary for the team or business you make them
but there is really no need to move a star performing at the highest level to another position just because you can
a little stability goes a long way ime
Tell Cody to have a decent postseason and get back to us.
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it's cuz he's pretty
And a rookie too.
Where the O-Dog at?
He's up for it in his young career.
Hopefully, over the long haul it turns out better than our last best player..
Guess I don't get the correlation to him doing well in the post, and being switched to multiple positions.
If he does well, then Robots won't play defensive chess with him ?
and I'm not even saying this is definitely the problem with him, just responded to Rube's theory. Could be right, though.
Or could be he was overachieving early and simply cooled down, as Irish wrote.
I posted he would finish as a .290 ish BA guy over a month ago.
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