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  1. irish

    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

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    — freeman intro presser today at noon
     
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    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

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    urias has supposedly lost 20 pounds
    and victor looks a lot thinner too
    nice to see these guys taking it seriously
     
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    So who are our projected starters? Urias, Buehler, Kershaw then?

    Is Dustin May going to be available for the whole season? I guess Bauer is still out of the question for now.

    Don’t tell me we need to start David Price.
     
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    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

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    may won't be back until mid-season, and then only as a reliever
    wouldn't count on bauer
    so for now it's probably price, heaney, white, nelson and gonsolin battling for 4-5
    that'll likely put a heavy load on the bullpen
    but if friedman can somehow pry castillo loose from the reds...

    edit:
    fwiw, remaining free agent starters
    not real promising

    Tyler Anderson
    Brett Anderson
    Chris Archer
    Jake Arrieta
    Trevor Cahill
    Johnny Cueto
    Zach Davies
    Thomas Eshelman
    Mike Fiers
    Mike Foltynewicz
    Chi Chi Gonzalez
    J.A. Happ
    Wade LeBlanc
    Michael Pineda
    Matt Shoemaker
    Drew Smyly
    Jose Urena​
     
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    May is back mid season
    we have Heaney and Gonzo in the meantime
     
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    i think nelson is projected for late season return
    forgot about white but i think he's going to be decent
     
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    The Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays are in agreement on a trade that will send outfielder Luke Raley to Tampa Bay for Double-A reliever Tanner Dodson, who has played outfield in the past as well, sources tell ESPN.

    This almost excites me as much as the Freeman signing. No longer have to watch Luke Raley swing and miss on pitches down the middle.
     
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    between Anderson, Heaney, Nelson, and Duffy, it just feels like a fuck ton of wasted money that could've been used for something better.
     
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    got rid of neuse, mckinney and raley
    friedman IS a miracle worker
     
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    Never underestimate Friedman's abilities as a dumpster diver.
     
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    Only one left...and the cleansing will be complete....
     
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    Adios Kenley…1 year 16 mill with the Braves. His tenure as a Dodger was a roller coaster but I can’t say I’ll miss him.
     
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    good for Kenley
    and i think its good for both parties
    dude is a warrior and puts his heart on the line
    we need to move on
    cheers
     
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    Good trade for us.
     
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    That's how I feel too. It was a real roller coaster for me with Kenley. At times I had all the confidence in the world when he was on the mound. Other times I wanted to throw something through my TV . Some times his stuff was electric, sometimes he had to gut out saves with me on the edge of my seat, and sometimes... well, we'd have been better off with the actual AMPM mascot out there. He was stubborn for so long to not develop a secondary pitch - he over-relied on the cutter. In all, looking back at his Dodger career, it was significantly more good than bad, and I suspect he will remain the all-time team saves leader for quite a while (he has more than double than Gagne, who's next best on that list). He may still find further success as a MLB'er, and I truly hope he does. But his walk rate was at a career high last season, and something tells me that we're parting ways at the right time.
     
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    Unless his ticker has a different path for him...he's young enough for it not to. He was as automatic as humanly possible for a good while...and alternately a heart break at the worst times possible.
    It will be interesting to see how he fares...
     
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    I'll continue to root for him - except for when facing LAD - and follow his ascension up the MLB career saves leader board. He's currently 13th. Assuming he closes all year for Atlanta, he can realistically move past Percival, Reardon, Papelbon and Nathan this year. In 2023, he can pass Eck. From there it depends how much longer he plays (and closes), and how much longer Kimbrel plays, who's currently 22 saves ahead. If I had to guess, I'd give him around 90 more saves which would end his career at #4-5 on the list (depending on Kimbrel).

    It's crazy to think that he's only pitched for 12 seasons, while Mariano played 19, Franco 21, and Eckersley 24 years.
     
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    At the very least, I’m glad we don’t have to talk about Mr. Sensitive in the 9th anymore.

    I’d rather focus on a new target.
     
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    Fuck Kenley Jansen
     
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