Discussion in 'Los Angeles DODGERS' started by darth550, Dec 5, 2015.
Even distribution here, 9 above average and 9 below average with 4 average.
or 17 passing grades and only 6 non-passing grades.
They won 92 games last season and they'll probably win 90+ next year as well. The rotation needs some work IMO. That's even considering that I'm higher on Alex Wood than most here.
I wonder what it would look like if we polled the old FO.
Honest question for the naysayers: If they win 90+ games next year is the FO still failing?
Only if we lose again in the DS obviously.
People need to understand for the most part that it's out of their control. The Phillies ran out Halladay, Hamels, Lee, and Oswalt and were bounced in the first round.
depends on what they do prior to april 4 and before 7/31
also on your definition of success/failure
if they were to make the postseason with the team as currently assembled i would seriously be amazed
i don't see 90+ wins
as you pointed out the rotation does need some improvement
i think 80-85 wins is more reasonable -- again how the team is right now
I'm still not voting until they do something.....
i think this is more than fair
As the roster stands right now, I don't think the dodgers are a 90 win team team next year. Two teams in the division got better and the dodgers got weaker. An already poor bullpen looks to get taxed with only one starter who can be expected to go 7 innings and hand off a lead.
It's December still and a lot can change by opening day but until it does, the dodgers look like they will have bumpy ride in 2016 just getting to a division series in the playoffs.
I think any post at this point that says something around the effect of "as of right now" or "if this is the roster on opening day" or whatever is just useless, I know, you know, your mom knows, your dog knows the Dodgers are still gonna make another move or 4. It's useless to decide our opinions at this point. I'm just as impatient as you are but it is what it is.....
Yes we did know that about Zack but the 5 year deal was on the table so by choosing a weaker team at the time to me it's a betrayal, not a heinous one but one nonetheless. Water under the bridge.
...and what would your take have been if SF would have outbid us with the one less year, which would have happened in that next 5 minutes?
I don't recall seeing anything that said SF was only offering 5, I thought they went to 6 years as well.
Here's something else you me and our mothers know. The impact starting pitchers that were free agents have been signed. The dodgers management is reluctant to trade their prospects. Whatever moves they make will be of little impact to improve this team from what it currently is.
No, they're reluctant to make stupid decisions.
I'd wager that this statement will be proven to be incorrect.
Who will face the greatest pressure in 2016?
by Buster Olney | ESPN Senior Writer — 3 hours ago
2. Andrew Friedman, Los Angeles Dodgers president:
He is in his second full season of running the Dodgers’ baseball operations, and already his work is under enormous scrutiny because of how the team bought for the highest price and operating with a record payroll has been outbid repeatedly in the past six months. The Rangers boxed out the Dodgers for Cole Hamels in July, and then the Diamondbacks jumped into the bidding late for Zack Greinke; reportedly, the Dodgers were also in on the conversations for Johnny Cueto and Mike Leake, and didn’t land either. In time, Friedman’s decision to veer around the bloated contracts may well turn out to be justified. But in the interim, the Dodgers have to try to continue the business of trying to extend the record of success established under former GM Ned Colletti and manager Don Mattingly, who won the NL West repeatedly -- in 2013, 2014 and 2015. It goes without saying that if the Dodgers continue their relatively sedate offseason, fans of the team will be closely monitoring events of 2016. But so will folks within the building, from Friedman’s bosses to pitcher Clayton Kershaw, who will have the opportunity to opt out of his contract after the 2018 season.
That would be a worse betrayal because those are the hated ones. I'd have to see it to believe it with regards to the Gnats outbidding us but I would definitely have gone ballistic if true. I shouldn't have even responded to your post because I had already gotten over it so my apologies for dredging this shit up some more.
No worries, bud, I think we're all a little anxious around here....
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