NEWS/RUMORS Thread

Discussion in 'Los Angeles DODGERS' started by SC_Ed, Oct 18, 2013.

  1. BigDaddyKaine

    BigDaddyKaine DSP Legend

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    Fuck Kirk Gibson.

    Signed, a real Dodgers fan.

    That cock-smoker has done nothing but shit on the Dodgers my entire lifetime.
     
  2. THINKBLUE

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    Chris is a true Dodger fan and hates Gibson.

    So it's indeed possible
     
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  3. chris

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    Yeah, get the fuck out of here with that. He's a cunt now. He was a cunt then when he hit the home run. I used to love him because of the home run and everyone else loved him. But he's not a dodger anymore and he doesn't seem to want to have a connection to us anymore. He sold his bat and other items and wouldn't explain why other than he just didn't want them. I understand he has a certain place in peoples hearts but not mine. Sorry
     
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  4. chris

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    I bet deep down he wishes someone else hit the home run
     
  5. IBleedBlue15

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    Do you guys still love Piazza after all the BS that happened?
     
  6. LAdiablo

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    yeah gibson's a man. he perceives he was fucked over by the organization and maybe he was
    instead of airing it out publicly he just distanced himself from the Dodgers
    i know its hard to imagine that in this age of whiny little bitches that complain out loud about the slightest slight
    but without him we are still talking about 81
     
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  7. irish

    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

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    i love what gibson did for us in 88
    and not just the homerun
    anyone who was there can all attest that the 88 team would have finished 4th or 5th without him
    the guy was a beast before there was a beast mode, day in and day out

    that said...
    i fucken hate the guy
    like chris said, he was a cunt then, he's a cunt now
    only difference was the uniform he wore then

    i will never forget what he did for as long as i live
    but he's the enemy now so...
     
  8. CapnTreee

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    point well made...

    ... the veracity of which will only be proven with time.
     
  9. CapnTreee

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    A.J. Pierzynski joins champion Red Sox on 1-year deal


    The Boston Red Sox made their first splash since winning the World Series by agreeing to a one-year, $8.25 million contract with free-agent catcher A.J. Pierznyski, a Red Sox official confirmed to USA TODAY Sports.
    The official was unauthorized to speak publicly until the deal is announced.
    Pierznyski will now share the catching role with David Ross, while cutting tied with Jarrod Saltalamacchia.
    Pierznyski, who will be 37 on Dec. 30, has been one of the game's most durable catchers. He has played in at least 120 games in 12 consecutive seasons. He also has hit 44 homers and driven in 147 RBI the last two seasons. He hit .283 last season with 17 homers in 134 games with the Texas Rangers.
    Saltalamacchia, 28, batted .243 in four seasons with the Red Sox, but had a healthy .762 OPS in his time there. He had a rough postseason, however, batting just .188 and yielding to Ross for the final two games of the World Series.


    Looks like we could've upgraded "A.J.'s"...
     
  10. Bluezoo

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    I'm thinking it's definitely only his signature...so little of the other.

    From me, the Limey/Guinea poster.

    (I'd actually be interested in where "Guinea" came from as a slang term for Italians. I know all about "wop", and "greaseball" is obvious, but Guinea is more obscure...New Guinea? Guinea fowl? Some bastardization of another word)?
    Anybody know?
     
  11. Doughty8

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    Salty going to the Marlins??? Boy he must be desperate.
     
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    Matt Kemp Rumors: Dodgers talking trade with Red Sox, Mariners and Rangers

    By Mattsullivan @MattSullivan79 on Dec 3 2013, 2:30p +

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    The Dodgers could make the next mega-deal by trading away star center fielder Matt Kemp.
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    The Dodgers have "remained in contact" with a number teams concerning a possible Matt Kem trade with interest coming from the Red Sox, Marinersand Rangers, according to Jon Morosi of Fox Sports.
    Kemp battled a number injuries throughout the 2013 season and played in just 73 games for the Dodgers. His performance suffered s well. The 2011 MVP runner-up posted a career low OPS with a batting line of .270/.328/.395 prompting concerns that his 2012 shoulder surgery might have sapped his once-elite power. In eight seasons in the majors he has hit .293/.350/.493.

    The Dodgers signed Kemp to an eight-year/$160 million deal in November of 2011, buying out his final arbitration-eligible season. Now, with the emergence of Yasiel Puig, a strong 2013 season from Andre Either and Carl Crawford coming over in the mega-trade with the Red Sox in August 2012, the Dodgers have a crowded outfield depth chart and the highest payroll in the game. It is probably safe tos assume that they would love to free up money to help them extend ace Clayton Kershaw, who is expected to command a record-breaking contract. If that is the case, trading Kemp would do more than any other potential deal.
    Even at a relatively high cost, all three teams cited by Morosi could pull the trigger on a trade. The Red Sox are set to lose center fielder Jacob Ellsbury to free agency and they can easily afford to take on the entirety of Kemp's current deal if it means keeping top prospects like Xander Bogaerts, Matt Barnes, and Henry Owens. The Mariners tried to swing a blockbuster trade for outfielder Justin Upton last season, but lost out when Upton used his no-trade clause to veto the deal. Like Boston, they have money to spend and a well-stocked farm system to deal from. The rangers also pursued Upton last off-season and while their deal for Prince Fielder could leave them tight on funds, they have a number of highly ranked prospects they could deal and they have not shied away from giving up such players in recent trades.
    While Kemp makes sense for all three teams, his deal is a major obstacle to any trade if the Dodgers are looking to free up money and still receive potentially useful prospects back. They is good chance they will have to choose one or the other if they are truly motivated to deal Kemp.
     
  13. BlueCrewFan_1965

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    From the Urban Dictionary:

    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?defid=1187671&term=guinea

    1. guinea
    The most vile racial slur that can be used against an Italian-American. Refers to the Guinea Coast of Africa; using this slur is a very offensive way of implying that Italian-Americans are non-whites (something we tend to get very defensive about!!).

    Unlike the "N-word", which African-Americans sometimes use to address each other, no Italian-American would ever address another Italian-American using this word. Nor would they use the word "wop" (also offensive, but not in a racial way). HOWEVER, it IS common for Italian-Americans to refer to each other as "dago"; this is used the same way that blacks use the N-word with each other.
    :kkk:
     
  14. Doughty8

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  15. CapnTreee

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    I dunno mon...

    Several reasons:

    1) I want to give Kasten credit for being smarter than to wallow in this media folly.

    2) I don't want to live under the jinx of Kemp going to a playoff rival only to mend and display his HoF skills. So you keep him another season to heal even it costs $20M

    3) Is GG suddenly broke? I thought not. Hey I see the WS Champs upgraded their Catcher... hmmmm wtf? Was "C" not a position that GG was set to upgrade themselves? What gives? Someone daft enough to think our AJ/Fedex combo is WS worthy? Ummm see 1)

    4) Too many outfielders... is a matter of perspective but aside from my believing in 1) above, closer examination displays the myth of our having 4 OF's
    Games played:
    • Kemp once was an everyday player (155, 159, 162, 161 in 2008-2011) but since played 106 (65%) and then 73 (45%) of games and is coming back from a gruesome ankle twist which may affect his running and basepath skills for years.
    • Ethier's best season was 2009 with 160 games but then ran 139, 135, 149 and 142 (88%). Mostly full time but we can't afford him not to hit lefties at .221 forever.
    • Crawford, the closest he's been to full time was the 156-154 games back in '09-'10 and that was two teams ago when he hit .305 / .307, running down to 130, 31 (19%) & 116 (71%) at .283. Carl throws like a girl and is the best proof to date that not all TJ surgeries are successful.
    • Puig, youngest, rawest, natural hitter of all but upper inner fastballs and lazy round curves, cannon of an arm and a fame whore personality to boot but without the common sense Dog gave a turnip. However he's built like superman and appears to bounce back quickly from near fatal OF encounters logging 104 games after being sent down to start the year.
    To make my point 4) add their combined games played last year (73+142+116+104 = 435) when we need 486 to field a team. Thus even though last year is the best comparison by virtue of being the most recent example, even with four OF's we STILL cannot cover three OF positions without 51 games of durability improvement. Hardly too many OF's.

    I personally think that Puig gets better by 58 games himself and the others are all forced to deal but that is a tangent for another day except to say that the claim that we have too many OF's is rabble rousing malarkey when four players only covered 435 of 486 games.

    And then... and then... there is 2) again...
     
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    What 'playoff rival' is he rumored to be going to?


    Also, o_O , at being 'sent down' to start the season.
     
  17. CapnTreee

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    and... I thought twice... and then used that phrase just for you... :poke:


    and ANYWHERE he goes they become a greater playoff foe... doesn't really matter
     
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    :argue:

    Not if he goes to one of those 3 AL teams mentioned in the article, no way he'd be a 'playoff' foe.

    Fe Fi Foe Fum
     
  19. back2back x 2 + 1

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    wonder what Kemp's mindset is gonna be like after this offseason with so many trade rumors, and then couple that with the fact that he's gonna be demoted in the lineup and give way to Hanley in the 3-spot. Kemp's taking some hits to his pride. oh yeh...and now Puig has replaced him as the toast of Dodger town too. quite a bit of hits to Kemp. either we'll see what he's made of or they're gonna deal him.
     
  20. chris

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    @FeelinKindaBlue: RT @ramonashelburne: BTW, Dodgers listening on Kemp, but it'll take a lot. They believe he will come back and be a very good player again

    Good Ned good Ned
     
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