Tag Archives: Austin Barnes

Being a GM is hard

On May 10th the Dodgers had a decision to make.  They were feeling a roster crunch and would need to get rid of one of their three catchers. They had acquired Travis d’Arnaud on May 5th after he had been released by the Mets on May 3rd.  Travis had been so bad for the Mets …

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Hopefully, a different take on the Dodger trade deadline

The trade deadline has always been an exciting time for fans as the buyers hope to acquire the piece that will give their team the edge come October, while the sellers hope to acquire the prospects or major league talent to change the fortunes of a team already out of a playoff run. It also …

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Rookie magic takes over Chavez Ravine

The well-known screenwriter texted his agent and said he’d just written a script from a dream he’d had. In the script, the home town baseball team (let’s call them the Dodgers) was playing the team in 2nd place trying to catch them. The agent asked for the highlights and the screenwriter provided the bullet points. …

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Eight Dong Day

The Dodger Twitter-verse has decided that Dodger home runs are now Dodger Dongs and who am I to argue with that? To celebrate the Dodgers decided to go where no dong has ever gone by blasting eight dongs in one game. They hit him em to left field, they hit em to center-field, they hit …

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2019 Preview of the Dodger Hitters

I’ll be referring many times to the Zips projections for this column. Catcher – Austin Barnes and Russell Martin. For the first time in a long time, the Dodgers lost a key position player to free agency when they let Yazmani Grandal walk to the Brewers. Austin Barnes had a horrible season in 2018 but …

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2019 Dodger Spring Training Stats – The Hitters

The 2019 spring training games are over so for fun, let’s take a look at the spring training stats. Dodgers did just about zero running this spring.  No one stole more than one base and when you look at the lineup you don’t see anyone who should have a green light unless it is Pollock. …

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Is Francisco Cervelli a valid trade option?

The Dodgers still have only one bonafide major league catcher on their major league roster in Austin Barnes. Catching is in a downturn across major league baseball so the pickings are still slim. The big name linked to the Dodgers has been J.T. Realmuto but another name has started to circulate the rumor mill, and …

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Yazmani Grandal leaves a huge hole

Yazmani Grandal will leave the Dodgers with an October to remember but it won’t be a pleasant memory.  For the second straight October, the Dodgers starting catcher for the past four years struggled mightily in October and so when Grandal turned down the Dodgers qualifying offer basically guaranteeing that he will leave via free agency …

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Two needs, one player

The Dodgers only have a few holes but two of those holes could be plugged by the same player. With Yazmani Grandal hitting free agency, and Austin Barnes a huge question mark, along with the Dodger catching prospects being probably a year away from really being able to take the role, the Dodgers could use …

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Dodgers who are cold as ice

Spring training stats don’t mean much this is simply for our amusement. Not everyone is hot but most are so it isn’t easy to find Dodger who have started out the spring as though they were still in hibernation. Austin Barnes has the lowest centigrade with a minuscule OPS of .229. Tim Locastro did not help …

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