NEWS/RUMORS/PROSPECTS Thread

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  1. lastatman

    lastatman DSP Legend Staff Member Moderator

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    Yup. What a useless rule. So much for justifying keeping a Hanser Alberto on your roster.

    But now I need to ask. Obviously this rule wouldn't apply to Ohtani. But where do you draw the line? Say you have a mostly position player who's also a serviceable pitcher. Do you need to designate him as a two-way player before the season?
     
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    MLB has a criteria that is based upon innings pitched in the previous season.
     
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    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

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    he’ll go 9-16 with a 6.45 era
    but 8-0/1.95 against us

    Ken Rosenthal@Ken_Rosenthal
    Free-agent right-hander Michael Wacha in agreement with Padres, pending physical, sources tell @TheAthletic.
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    lastatman DSP Legend Staff Member Moderator

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    I'm still not following the Dodgers gameplan for this offseason. If resetting the luxury tax rate was the priority, they're failing. They were $5M over before Peralta, and his signing has just made it worse. Not my preference, but if that was the goal, they should've just committed to this strategy and traded someone to ensure they got below the threshhold - sacrificing this season for the good of the future. Now, they're going to be over for another season, thereby increasing the penalty rate for next year, so we'll be in even a bigger hole next winter. Might as well have just signed some big names to keep us competitive.

    I can't help but think this front office is like a deer in headlights - unsure of what to do so they do pretty much nothing.
     
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    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

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    nelson apparently back

    Fabian Ardaya@FabianArdaya
    Jimmy Nelson has a locker in the Dodgers clubhouse.
    9:01 AM · Feb 15, 2023
     
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    Ken Rosenthal@Ken_Rosenthal
    Teams that scouted free-agent reliever Zack Britton during his throwing session today in Florida, per source: Giants, Angels, Mets, Dodgers, Cubs, Rangers.
    10:46 AM · Feb 15, 2023
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    Wanted to make everyone feel better so I took a look at Bovada to check the current World Series odds...

    Dodgers are second favorite behind the Astros.
     
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    more good news …
    • Apple TV+ will not be bringing back Katie Nolan or Melanie Newman for their MLB broadcasts.
     
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    Honestly I haven't followed him closely recently to know much about him, but based on his stats... really good reliever 7-8 years ago with 120 saves over 3 seasons and phenomenal ERA. Then something happened and he lost the primary closer job, but still picked up a handful of saves over the next few seasons with pretty good ERA numbers. I'm assuming he was hurt last year. Now 35, does he have anything left?
     
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    Only possible explanation is that there's a belief that Roberts will be fired.
     
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    We can only hope.
     
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    Dodger coaching staff has a pretty good record of bringing relievers back from the dead.
     
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    Bill Plunkett@billplunkettocr
    Dave Roberts said his plan is to have JD Martinez in the #Dodgers lineup every day as the DH "versus right, versus left."
    4:01 PM · Feb 15, 2023

    makes the peralta signing even more curious
     
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    or take things into our own hands
     
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    Racist?
     
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    fify
     
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    We couldn't even make it a few hours into Spring Training without a stupid decision/statement from Roberts lol
     
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    Jesse Dougherty@dougherty_jesse
    Stephen Strasburg had a setback after a recent bullpen session and is not in spring training, according to Dave Martinez. He's back in D.C. and there is no timetable on him getting here. Continues to be complications following TOS surgery in the summer of 2021.
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    I mean he didn't sign him. It was obvious the second he was signed that that was going to be his role
     
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