Discussion in 'Los Angeles DODGERS' started by southerndodgerfan, Mar 17, 2012.
My bad. Idk what's going on. Lmao.
You would be correct. Though I would switch Kuroda and Sanchez. IF we are really want to win and money is not an object, you go out and you get the following: Peavy, Kuroda, Sanchez, and McCarthy. You tell them all that we are WS bound come hell or high water.
You slot it like this: Peavy/Kuroda/Sanchez/Capuano/Harang Once Bills returns it becomes: Bills/Peavy/Kuroda/Sanchez/Capuano. If one of them seems hurt or struggling, you leave in Harang remove them. Once Kershaw comes back: Kershaw/Bills/Peavy/Kuroda/Sanchez and replace whomever is not performing.
Who is Sanchez?
The reason I like targeting the guys I have mentioned is that overall they should less expensive that others. Sanchez was awesome in FL. Not so much after the trade. Flashes of his former self but given where he pitches, I could see him struggling. He has great stuff and needs a reboot to reestablish. Peavy is just now looking like Peavy. He likes the West Coast and if he is 90 percent of what he was at one time, will dominate the NL West. He also will not garner a massive contract. McCarty is just an injury away from death. However, the son of a bitch can throw. When he is healthy, he is a fucking phenom. I say grab him on the cheap and use him sparingly. Kuroda seems to not stop. No matter how old he is and how many one year contracts he receives, he just throws well. He did well for us. Bring him back.
To be honest, I do not trust Cap and Harang. I like Beckett and think he could be good for us but after seeing him twice, hitters learn.
Anyone know if Crawford is gonna join the team at some point to sit on the bench?
Weird. I was thinking the same thing. I think it might be good to get in there and get to know the guys prior to next year.
I'll pass on Crawford being infected with the losers mentality that the clubhouse has right now.
I imagine the guys aren't that much fun to be around right now and if they are they can go fall in a ditch.
I just had a dream where Ned was making all kinds of smart deals... Unfortunately I just woke up.
I think a little psychological mentoring , if not a flat out RP MacMurphy Cuckoo's Nest lobotomy should be scheduled for Dee. The guy has a world of talent, and as we heard, you don't give up on a kid like that yet..."certainly has no problem with arm strength', etc., but is , IMO, crazier than a shithouse rat.
He must learn that the 1b stands are not Gonzo's mitt. I would say this is imperative.
I don't know where this kid fits in anywhere, anymore, anyway...maybe at SS, and Hanley goes to 3b. And Luis Cruz, in true Dodger tradition, gets fucked mightily for being nails and a truly great BB story. Like the old ones, instead of MVP's escaping detected substance use, which is the new form of BB news.
They'll move/trade somebody pretty damn good for some pitching, because the staff, physically and with Capuano really coming back down to reality, somebody's gotta be had.
My hopefulness for Rubby and watching his Dodger career blossom is out the window now.
And I know it's sour grapes, especially because I did support him long into the Broxton wars, but he winds up on a fucking post season winner getting praised on TV (and that second rate bum Dioner Navarro, too), along with Kuroda, Dempster (the much coveted one), Theriot, Furcal and on and on...they get the shot in the ballpark, and we go back to Palookaville, as usual.
Why , if I didn't know better, I'd think it was the scene in the back of the cab with Brando. This may be all before your times, but it is history. And when he blames his brother (Rod Steiger) for setting up the tank, by telling him, "it was you, Charlie"...I say, "it was you Ned".
"We coulda' been contendas".
^ might as well throw in Pacino's, "you broke my heart Fredo/Ned!"
The Dodgers did not try to acquire Zack Greinke before the trade deadline, but expect them to pursue him as a free agent this winter. They won't shy away from the best starter available despite concerns about his ability to pitch in a big market.
While some have posited that the Dodgers' woes are due to a lack of team chemistry, some club officials believe that the team is plagued by raised expectations, writes Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. The Dodgers went from David to Goliath in the blink of an eye, which has led some to believe that a number of hitters are pressing.
Hairston on the mend, missing teammates
By Ken Gurnick / MLB.com
SAN DIEGO -- While the Dodgers fight the good fight for the last playoff berth, Jerry Hairston is home, cheering them on while rehabbing from hip surgery.
Hairston had a hip impingement, and that should sound familiar to Dodgers fans. Clayton Kershaw is pitching with one.
Hairston's impingement resulted, as it often does, in a torn labrum that required surgical repair this month.
"After two weeks, I feel better than I thought I would," said Hairston, who is signed through next season. "The first three days were real difficult. But I can see that I'll definitely be active in two to three months, no question."
The procedure is arthroscopic, but not minor. His left leg was placed in traction to separate the leg from the hip far enough for arthroscopic tools to enter the joint. The torn labrum was repaired and an irregularity in the head or neck of the femur that caused the impingement was shaved to allow for smooth rotation in the joint. When the ball and socket don't fit properly, friction tears the labrum.
There has been no confirmation from Kershaw or the club that his condition will require such surgery, although that's the widespread speculation. No two patients or injuries are the same and Hairston made it clear that he has no knowledge of Kershaw's condition beyond the impingement diagnosis.
"I can't speak for Clayton. I don't know exactly what's going on and only he knows his body," said Hairston. "I know he's as competitive as it gets. He thinks he can overcome anything. Look at his track record. He's done so much in his career at such a young age. He never thinks there's anything he can't accomplish."
Hairston said his hip began bothering him shortly before he strained a hamstring muscle in May. He said the injury originally presented itself as tightness in the groin area. That type of referred pain is common because of sensitive nerves in the hip labrum. Kershaw also initially complained of groin pain.
"It was really irritating me and I think I taped my quad and hip flexor so tight that it caused the hamstring," said Hairston. "I came back from the All-Star break and thought, 'Are you kidding me? It's still bothering me.'
"I tried to fight through it and not tell anybody, but my play started to be erratic. It was affecting my throws. I couldn't plant my legs. My swing, I had no bat speed. At that point I felt I was hurting the team and I couldn't live with myself hurting the team, not the way I was playing."
Hairston was hitting .315 when he pulled the hamstring. His third game back at the end of May, he went 5-for-5. But by mid-June, the hip worsened. In mid-August while in Miami, Hairston felt severe pain diving for a ground ball and decided it was time to say something.
Hairston's surgery was performed in Vail, Colo., by Dr. Marc Philippon, who had a pair of his baseball patients contact Hairston to discuss the operation.
"Alex Rodriguez called and Brian Roberts," he said. "Roberts had his three weeks before me. They both said the first three to five weeks can be tough, but in the end I'll feel a lot better and next year I'll say I'm so glad I had it done. Because I couldn't play the way I was. It was unbearable, to be playing at the Major League level like that."
Hairston said he's walking with one crutch while wearing a brace from his knee to hip for stabilization. He returns to Vail for a checkup at the two-month mark, when he hopes to be cleared for baseball activities.
In the meantime, he is rehabbing at Athletes Performance Institute near his Phoenix-area home, when he's not enjoying bonus family time that includes carpooling and domestic duties ballplayers rarely perform before October.
"The positive is that I've been able to spend time with my family. That part's been great," he said. "Driving the kids to school, things you never get to do this time of year when you're playing, as much as it pains me not being part of the team.
"Watching my teammates has been extremely difficult. Obviously I miss the camaraderie. I was one of the vocal guys. It's been difficult. But with the moves made, I think it's extremely positive for the future. In the end, Dodgers fans will be very pleased."
Versatile offensively and defensively, Hairston provided manager Don Mattingly with lineup flexibility and clubhouse leadership.
"I don't sit around thinking about it, sulking and saying I wish I had Jerry. You move on. But we haven't been the same without him," said Mattingly. "He's a guy who's been around. He has a sense of humor, he talks in the clubhouse. He's a gamer. I think that we do miss him and his presence in the clubhouse.
"He's been through the things we're now going through. He can say, 'I've seen this before. It looks bad, but here's what we can do.' You can't measure that, but it's there. It's part of why you want veterans on board. You want their moxie."
I see a mistake in the article, however....the Dodgers are not fighting the "good fight".
Rather, it is called, "stinking up the place". There is a difference.
Well, maybe with us, this is the same.
I like the irony of Hairston's "watching my teammates has been extremely difficult" quote
wow Bloomberg says we got a secret tv deal with MLB, revenue sharing is capped so we get a windfall every year as much as 140 mil every year if we do our own network. Maybe we aren't done spending
Here is the link:
Sounds about right. Has been reported previously that were media deal considerations that had the other owners pissed.
Not sure if it has been mentioned but Jamie is going to sue Frank for more money from the sale. Article in LA Times.
Maybe this under the table deal is why Rosenthal and others are so certain they will pursue Greinke?
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