MLB NEWS/RUMORS Thread

Discussion in 'Los Angeles DODGERS' started by irish, Nov 2, 2017.

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If the Dodgers could acquire one player at the deadline, who would you prefer?

  1. Machado

    43.5%
  2. Front line starter (degrom, thor, et al)

    56.5%
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  1. doyerfan

    doyerfan MODERATOR Staff Member Moderator

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    Well, that fucking blows. Hopefully he comes back fine after the 2+ months.

    Time for Enrique to show that he deserves to play every day I guess
     
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    Well, fuck ... broke wrist?! What a drag, man ...
     
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    Would guess that Forsythe becomes reg 3B, Taylor moves to 2B and we get Toles in CF.
     
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    doyerfan MODERATOR Staff Member Moderator

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    I think the team can survive those months without Turner, my main worry is what player he is when he comes back. Is he the same Turner or does this injury make him much worse all year? Ugh
     
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    These are my worries as well. At his age, a wrist injury like this could have long term effects.
     
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    Agree on that, but I have to imagine Kiké and/or Barnes (and they carry Farmer as a 3rd catcher) get a look before bringing Taylor in for any extended time.
     
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    FUCK!
     
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    Roberts said that he wants to keep Taylor at CF. Based off what we’ve seen, I think Taylor is pretty bad at 2B.
     
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    My worry too. More likely than not, he doesn't come back as the same player.

    Here's the question: do you target a June return to give the team enough time to evaluate what Turner will have for the second half? If he's not the same do you then make a run at Machado?
     
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    don't want to say kemp in left?
     
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    i hate this but have confidence in our depth and the team overall
    not sure how else to handle it
    we will rally
     
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    This is the risk you take when you have players that are at their peak and don’t take advantage of that situation. One column breaks, and you don’t know if the building will stand up.

    It just looks like at this point the Guggs better spend a crap ton of money in 2019 to just get back to where we were in 2017.
     
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    Sheeeiiit, I swap Turner for Machado, injury or no injury.
    Maybe that should be the trade, Turner is definitely on the kind of contract Baltimore would rather have with their cheap asses.
    And Machado gives us another guy in his prime.
    Do that deal tonight
     
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    yup.
    teams like that come around once every 30-40 years. And we still lost.
    we were going to be worse by default and now our best hitter and team leader is down

    then again...Freddie Freeman is the closest injury comp and he hit fine after his 7 week recovery
    and crappy teams have won the WS before. Who says we have to be the best team? Didn't work for us in 2013 or 2017.

    Hopefully he recovers and we've all forgotten about this by June
     
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    One word though....pitching.

    Not sure why the Guggs are risking this season with the lack of SP....unless they are willing to pay a ton load on that, as well as pursuing guys like Machado and Harper in 2019.

    I'm just really afraid that in 2019, they are only going to pursue re-signing Kershaw....or maybe not even going that far.

    That might mean another 20 years of kinda close, but no cigar.
     
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    Still pissed? here's something to make you feel a little better.

    Mike Petriello‏Verified account@mike_petriello
    Justin Turner is an absolute stud, and losing him hurts, but it's amazing how little this changes my outlook on the Dodgers. His PA get picked up in some fashion by Hernandez, Toles, Pederson? It'll cost the Dodgers, like, a win. Depth is good.
     
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    Manay hate the depth talk. But it can save a season.
    Turner can recover. I have felt that his HR totals would be decreasing anyway and that he would become a line drive hitter for average and obp.
    The wrist injury might push him more towards that end. The silver lining is that he will be less fatigued in the playoffs with that extra rest.
    And we get to see more of Toles.
     
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