Tag Archives: Darryl Strawberry

LAD RF Seasonal OPS+/bWAR leaderboard

The Los Angeles Dodgers have had a plethora of fantastic right fielders which ran the gamut from Ron Fairly – Yasiel Puig so cracking the leaderboards for LAD right fielders you hade to earn it.  The names roll off your tongue, some of the greatest LAD players have been their right fielders. Frank Howard, Reggie …

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Rick Monday was the first

Fifty-two years ago Rick Monday was the first player ever drafted in a major league draft. For most fans it might be hard to reconcile the idea that there was no draft in baseball until 1965. That any kid from any state or country could sign with any team that he wanted too provided he …

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Forsythe has a triumphant return

For the first nine innings of last nights ballgame it looked like the Dodgers might have activated Logan Forsythe before he was ready.  Logan struck out four times in his first four at-bats out of the lead off spot, but when it really counted he struck for gold connecting on a double to drive in …

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Justin Turner leaves an amazing legacy

With the season now over and possibly his Dodger career let’s take a look at the amazing accomplishments of Justin Red Dream Turner. At 28 years old Turner was a career utility player who was inexplicably released by the Mets in the winter of 2014.  Ned Colletti jumped on the chance to get the valuable …

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LAD All-Stars from 1990 – 1999, the Mike Piazza era

No surprise that Mike Piazza owns this decade, being an all-star every single full season he played for the Dodgers. Plus Piazza kept on giving because Gary Sheffield continued that success by being an all-star three yeas in a row after being acquired for Mike Piazza. I’d loved to have had exit velocity in the …

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Wilie Crawford last of the bonus babies

 Willie was only 57 years old when he died on this day (Aug 27th)  in 2004, that baseball card image on this page has always been one of my favorite baseball cards. Some players just look like stars. Willie had it all, perfect baseball build, power, speed, athleticism, but for whatever reason he didn’t become …

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