MLB NEWS/RUMORS/PROSPECTS Thread

Discussion in 'Los Angeles DODGERS' started by irish, Mar 28, 2023.

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how many regular season wins for the dodgers in 2023?

  1. < 80

    22.2%
  2. 80-84

    11.1%
  3. 85-89

    11.1%
  4. 90-94

    22.2%
  5. 95-99

    22.2%
  6. 100-104

    11.1%
  7. 105+

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    0.0%
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  1. irish

    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

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    or cb bucknor
     
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    He’s working hard to try and top Angel this season.
     
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    With the shape of our current rotation, I say why not to Snell? Yeah, he's far from the best looking guy but the other options out there are pretty sad...

    Can't imagine the Dodger obsessed Padres would let us grab him though
     
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    know its just the chowds but chaim bloom getting the axe...
    could the anal lickit guys be falling out of fashion?
    is farhan next?
     
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    he's the only quality starter out there this year so the price is going to be high af
    i like going w these young unproven guys going forward
    how much would the league hate us if suddenly the kids are holding it down?
    going to be very interesting to see how these playoffs go
    i'm as excited for this as anything in the last while
     
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    Jake Marisnick is beginning a rehab assignment with OKC tonight. He's been down since July 19 with a left hamstring strain and currently on the 60-day IL. Will start in LF and bat fifth.#Dodgers
    — Alex Freedman (@azfreedman) September 12, 2023

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    Amazing...really amazing.
    Was just telling this to the Giant fan up the block while walking the dog not more than 20 minutes ago. It's a big if of course, but if it cam to fruition, it would be glorious. For me, like the handful of pilots who fought the Battle of Britain.

    Well, of course, not really...but it would be very 1988ish, and be really something for the Bums faithful.
    And a jolt of hopefulness for the future.
    Oh, and an extension for Roberts of 20 years at least.
     
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    My poll answer on the first page of this thread was 88. Yup, that was my wins expectation for this team. Tonight they exceeded it with 16 games to go. From that standpoint, they have (or at least will by the end of the regular season) substantially exceeded expectations. That's good. There are a lot of things that they as a team have done very well, much better than I could've imagined. The star players have absolutely starred, and there were some breakthrough performances that I couldn't have imagined in my wildest dreams. I didn't like our offseason - I thought Heyward and Peralta were all but washed up, and JD would show a significant decline. Not how it played out. I thought all the neg-WAR players acquired at the deadline would set us back. The jury's still out on that, but they did give us a boost to start August which turned out to be our runaway month. Meanwhile, big names that were signed elsewhere pre-season and at the deadline - Bogaerts and Giolito to name two - failed to live up to the fanfare. So all-in-all, I have to credit Friedman and the rest of the front office.

    On the other hand, there will be some massive concerns heading into the playoffs. Gonsolin, May, Urias, and even Buehler not being part of that is huge (and further testament to what this team has accomplished in spite of those setbacks). Can we really rely on a rotation consisting of a future first-year HOF'er with arm issues, a workhouse whose every pitch can easily end up a bleacher souvenir, and two or three snot-nosed kids (figuratively speaking)? The pen is hot and cold - atrocious for the first half of the year, much improved now, but with the tendency to melt down at any given moment. And all those players acquired at the deadline - Rosario, Kike, Lynn, and Kelly - they've all cooled off and are looking more like the players their previous teams were glad to see go.

    And then, the biggest issue of all is the albatross at the field general position. Nothing that I've seen this year gives me confidence that this will be the year he isn't out strategized by his counterpart in the opposite dugout. It's been the same pattern now for so many years - the team is good enough to overcome enough of his deficiencies in the regular season, but when they're playing the better teams in October, he's in way over his head.

    So good job, Dodgers, on reaching 89 wins and with more sure to come, making a mockery of my prediction. Maybe I'll even give you a golf clap in a few days when you clinch the division, since this was the year that San Diego was supposed to be that team. But forgive me if I'm not doing the Freddie dance over this season. Let's see how the postseason goes. Exceed my expectations there, and then we'll talk (and dance).
     
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    that Rojas HR yesterday looked very 88 in the highlights just sayin
    if only Tommy's ghost could inhabit davey for one playoff
     
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    moreno, class act
     
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    Arte holding a Pearl Harbor grudge.
     
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    what, did they bomb a lawn he was mowing on oahu?


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    Majority of Dodgers Fans want Dodgers to sign Blake Snell this offseason
    by Matt Levine | DodgersNation — 16 September 2023

    No matter how the Dodgers season ends, they will be entering the offseason with a ton of questions surrounding their starting rotation. They don’t have many for sure guys locked in for next season, so we could see the team being big spenders on the free agency market.

    LA is expected to go after Angels two-way superstar Shohei Ohtani, but his torn UCL that he suffered this year means he won’t be pitching next season if LA lands him. So, even if they get Ohtani, they will still need to add more starters.

    One name that has been floated around circles a lot lately is left-hander Blake Snell from the San Diego Padres. Snell is in the midst of an incredible year for San Diego, and he is the current frontrunner for the Cy Young Award.

    Landing Snell could help the Dodgers next season, especially if Ohtani does sign with the team. He would bring a big-time arm to LA, and it takes him away from a division rival. Getting both Snell and Ohtani would be difficult, but the Dodgers do have the financial resources to make it happen.

    Nobody knows what Clayton Kershaw will do after the year, Julio Urias is gone and it remains to be seen whether the team picks up Lance Lynn’s option. LA may need to throw money at their starting rotation issues, to make sure they field a solid team again next season.

    LA fans seem very interested in signing Snell according to one of our latest polls.

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    On the year, Snell holds an ERA of 2.43 and a WHIP of 1.22. He has also struck out 217 batters over 167 innings of work. It has been a great year for him that could end in him winning his second Cy Young Award.

    Snell is 30 years old and should continue pitching at a high level for the next few years. He could help usher in the next era of Dodgers baseball, and he has seen major success in the postseason.

    If anything, LA should sign Snell just so they don’t have to face him anymore. He has owned them when on the mound lately, so this could be a win-win.
     
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    someone like Texas or SD will massively overpay for Snell
    pick up the option on Lynn, wait for Ferris, May and Gonzo to return and we're about to see what Miller/Sheehan/Pepiot/Stone are made of
    i think we're set tbh
     
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    Hate the big dollar, long term deals for pitchers.
     
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    agreed
    they almost always come back to bite you
     
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    crabs don’t bite bkitch
     
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