Category Archives: 2017 Dodger OffSeason

What’s next? Cutch or Cain?

With the trade of the three onerous contracts this weekend the Dodgers have opened up some financial flexibility for 2018 even as they hope to stay under the luxury tax and reset the fines that MLB has been hitting the team with ever since they decided to be the $250M pound gorilla of major league baseball. Eric Stephen as always does a …

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Dodgers pull off the expected in a very unexpected way

Most Dodger fans knew the Dodgers were going to try to get rid of the contracts of Adrian Gonzalez and at least one of Scott Kazmir or Brandon McCarthy but no one expected them to trade all three in one big fell swoop. It helps of course that the new GM for the Braves was …

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Are the Dodgers in decline?

Craig Minami in the TrueBlueLA comments asked this question. Is this a team on the rise, a team at the pinnacle or a team that be in some small decline? I started to answer but realized why I stopped posting lengthy comments at truebluela. By tomorrow, they will be gone,  so I thought I’d answer …

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With little to fix the Dodgers do little

Headed into day three of the winter meetings the Dodgers have done nothing to enhance the team that got within one game of being the 2017 World Champions but we did learn a few things. We learned once again that Houston feasted on Yu Darvish because he was tipping his pitches but Dave Roberts felt …

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Can the Dodgers have their Stanton and eat it too?

Supposedly the Dodgers would like to get under the luxury tax threshold this winter but Derek Jeter is throwing a monkey wrench into this by deciding to trade the greatest active player who played high school ball within 100 miles of Dodgers Stadium. Grant Brisbee thinks it is a done deal that the Dodgers will …

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Cody Bellinger is more than just another LAD ROY

As expected Cody Bellinger unanimously won the National League Rookie of the Year award for 2017.  Like Corey Seager he is more than that, he should be a top ten MVP candidate going forward. Given their ages, it can be expected that improvement will follow and that by the time they have played five seasons …

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Will there be Morrow tomorrow?

Brandon Morrow and Yu Darvish are the two biggest Dodger free agents and both have stated they would like to return to the Dodgers. Morrow was on MLB  Network Radio Brandon Morrow wants to re-sign with the #Dodgers pic.twitter.com/1osq9wzKy9 — MLB Network Radio (@MLBNetworkRadio) November 9, 2017 and said all the right things about returning including …

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Puig can’t catch this gold glove

The best chance the Dodgers had for a gold glove this year was Yasiel Puig but he faced stiff competition in Jason Heyward, and it was Heyward who came up with the gold. It is easy to complain since we all saw Puig have an outstanding defensive season in right field.  For my eyes, it …

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Only Bellinger and Kershaw crack top MLB award player finalists

Cody Bellinger is a shoe-in for the 2017 NL ROY but that will probably be the only hardware the team with the best record in baseball will acquire. Clayton Kershaw is in the finals with Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg for the NL CYA. At one time this summer it seemed as if the Dodgers …

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Dodger free agent musings

The Dodgers have six free agents this year.  I would be comfortable with none of them returning.  Since I can’t speak for the Dodger front office I can only say what I think I’d do. Chase Utley – his postseason failures the past two years have negatively impacted the opinion of his solid regular seasons. …

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