DODGERS Grade the Nerds

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Grade the Nerds

Poll closed Nov 5, 2016.
  1. A

    6 vote(s)
    16.2%
  2. B

    16 vote(s)
    43.2%
  3. C

    3 vote(s)
    8.1%
  4. D

    5 vote(s)
    13.5%
  5. F

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  1. THINKBLUE

    THINKBLUE DSP Gigolo

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    This.

    They could've taken Todd Frazier in that Reds/White Sox trade. Could've kept Hanley. Could've held onto Kemp. All would've been disasters.
     
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  2. rube

    rube DSP Legend Staff Member Administrator

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    If we never traded Kemp for Grandal we would have probably traded for Lucroy. And Kemp would be starting in LF over Howie.
    Kemp is shit in CF, no longer good in RF, but meh in LF... there are worse fielders in LF than Kemp.
    But about the only thing that keeping Kemp has going for it is that he hits lefties pretty well. 1.024 OPS.
    And we have a huge weakness against them.
    Anyone noticed that Kemp already has 30 HR and 100 RBI this season?
    His stats since going to the Braves have been really nice.
    Even his year long numbers dont look so bad when you factor in that we love Justin Turner and both he and Kemp are hitting .271 for the year. Although i do have significantly more faith in Turner in the clutch than i do Kemp. Just not against lefties since Turner kinda sucks against them.

    Grandal provides lots of excitement when he is hitting them homeruns... but his .220 something average really looks like he merely gets good wood on the bat when he capitalizes on some big mistake by a pitcher.

    If i had to pick between a duo of Kemp and Lucroy or Howie and Grandal i would prefer having Kemp/Lucroy in the lineup.
     
  3. rube

    rube DSP Legend Staff Member Administrator

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    And Hanley Ramirez really kills lefties and has better stats than Agon. We had no position for Henley unless we used him at 3B and kept Turner at his old position of 2B or put him in LF.
    Turner in LF may have been a good bet.

    Howie/Utley 2B
    Seager SS
    Turner LF
    Ramirez 3B
    Agon 1B
    Lecroy C
    Puig RF
    Joc CF

    Sure its older, and takes a hit on D in some spots but improves the D in others... but its hitting would be better against righties and much much better against lefties.
    One of Ramirez/Kemp should have been kept if we were going to use so many others guys that are near platoon level players against lefties.
     
  4. THINKBLUE

    THINKBLUE DSP Gigolo

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    Hanley at 3B is a big fat hell no.
     
  5. BlueMouse

    BlueMouse 2020 World Champions

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    The cost of Hanley, Kemp, and Lucroy (even at his discounted salary) would bump up our payroll $40 million per year ($30 million if we don't sign Howie in this scenario). Trading for Lucroy would have cost us De Leon + (probably Bellinger and a lower level piece). And we would have done something last season to try to solve our catching problem before getting Lucroy.
     
  6. LASports96

    LASports96 DSP Legend

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    You're kidding, right?
     
  7. darth550

    darth550 Baba Yaga

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    I don't think he was... Grandal also took another foul tip of his glass shoulder and sat out tonight.

    Hope he doesn't go into another one of his famous slumps now.
     
  8. darth550

    darth550 Baba Yaga

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    That was 100% McCourt wife wanting to keep that million dollars Cleveland would have taken instead.
     
  9. irish

    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

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    :scratchchin:
     
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    Anderson, MehCarthy, Kazmir. Did that help your pondering?
     
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  11. irish

    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

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    no
    but it helped my bowels churn
     
  12. doyerfan

    doyerfan MODERATOR Staff Member Moderator

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    Could you imagine if another NL contendor would have traded for Rich Hill? He would throw a fucking perfect game against us. He's been injured quite a bit but man, I'm sure we'd be furious if a team traded for him and we didn't
     
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  13. irish

    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

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    he's already proven himself
    he's also one of the best starters in mlb imo
     
  14. Gebbeth

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    We may never know for sure if Roberts keeps pulling him from no hitters and perfect games in the 7th.
     
  15. jpldodgers

    jpldodgers DSP Legend Staff Member Moderator

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    Was reading about how SF messed up big time by not going all in for Melancon. Thank GOD that didn't happen...he really would have been a huge difference maker for him. They slightly upgraded with Nunez/Moore but failed to address their biggest weakness and it has bit them in the ass.
     
  16. IBleedBlue15

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    I think it's weird how long they stuck with Casilla when Romo has been around forever.
     
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  17. rube

    rube DSP Legend Staff Member Administrator

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    kinda like the dodgers not getting a lefty killer like Danny Valencia from the A's instead of getting Reddick
     
  18. doyerfan

    doyerfan MODERATOR Staff Member Moderator

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    yup but thats what happens when you have no depth/farm system
     
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  19. Bluezoo

    Bluezoo Among the Pantheon

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    Wrong thread
     
  20. CapnTreee

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    Exactly

    Just looked him up and he's had a sub 1.000 WHIP for four years!
    along with a sub 2.00 ERA for most of the time
     
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