DODGERS: The Spring Training Thread

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  1. irish

    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

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    Okay, here we go. Quick! Someone start the Spring Training thread!
    http://losangeles.dodgers.mlb.com/n...0219&content_id=26755296&vkey=news_la&c_id=la
    have at it
     
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    ^Yippee! Spring has sprung!:boobflash:
     
  3. dodgers

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    Pumped.
     
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    Matt Kemp, Tony Gwynn Jr. tried to lure Prince Fielder to Dodgers


    February 21, 2012 | 11:54 am
    Matt Kemp said he actively recruited Prince Fielder over the winter and was convinced he would be in the same lineup as the former home-run champion in the upcoming season.

    “I was getting real confident in our chances of getting him,” Kemp said.

    Kemp said he spoke to Fielder several times.

    “I knew we were getting pretty close,” he said. “I didn’t know Detroit was in.”

    The Detroit Tigers responded to a potentially season-ending injury to Victor Martinez by sweeping in with a last-minute, nine-year, $214-million offer that Fielder accepted. The Dodgers had offered Fielder a seven-year deal worth around $160 million.

    Tony Gwynn Jr. jokingly said he would accept responsibility.

    “You can blame it on me, for sure,” Gwynn said.

    Gwynn and Fielder are former teammates and close friends. Gwynn said they talked several times during the off-season about the possibility of Fielder signing with the Dodgers.

    “I figured I could have done a better job,” Gwynn said.

    Gwynn said Fielder asked him about what it was like to play in Los Angeles. In particular, Fielder wanted to know how the ball travels at Dodger Stadium.

    “I lied to him, actually,” Gwynn said.

    He said he told Fielder, “It’s not that bad once June rolls around.”

    Overhearing that from several lockers away, Kemp laughed.

    Gwynn said he didn’t press Fielder for details about his negotiations with the Dodgers.

    “I tried not to get in his business,” Gwynn said. “As a friend, it’s tough to intrude on that part.”
    Said Kemp: “It would have been fun to have him over here. But we’ve got a good first baseman in James Loney and I think he’s going to have a big year.”

    — Dylan Hernandez in Phoenix


    :(:( :( :(
     
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    the deal we offered him would have been nice, but Detroit is crazy. let them have him.
     
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    ^Yep. I think we still need a bopper in the line up to hit behind Kemp, though. Make it a little easier for the man to get his 50-50. And plenty of places to make room on the field: 1st, 3rd or OF.
     
  7. irish

    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

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    matty
    we love you (no homo)
    but no one is buying this
    not even loney
     
  8. GoatMilk

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    how about some not so shocking news?

    Mattingly names Kershaw opening day Starter
    Kemp will hit 3rd and Dee Gordon leadoff

    this was certain, but who cares! can't wait for the season to start
     
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    Yeah the Tigers pretty much fucked themselves over with that contract. Would've been awesome to have him over here; but I'll take my chances in a couple years with Votto.
     
  11. chris

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    I want Kemp to hit 4th
     
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    Less than 2 weeks away from the first ST game. Super excited!
     
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    I agree. My ideal order would look like this:

    Gordon
    AJ Ellis
    Ethier
    Kemp
    Loney
    Sands
    Uribe
    M Ellis
     
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    All we need is people to get on base for Dre and Matty... Which we didn't get until the end of the year. Whoever is in the two hole NEEDS to get on base.
     
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    truth
     
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    Sign Oswalt
     
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    MZA MODERATOR Staff Member

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    Can he hit?
     
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    Better than Uribe
     
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    can't wait til Oswalt signs for less than Harang
     
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    Who's Harang?
     

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