Tag Archives: Jeff Kent

Dodgers trade a plethora of prospects for a double play combination that might be the best in LAD history.

If Justin Turner can stay healthy enough to play most of the time for the rest of 2018, Brian Dozier and Manny Machado will be the Dodgers double play combination and for the life of me, I can’t think of a better combination in LAD history.  The same could have been said if the combination …

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A HOF Ballot that reflects my views

Last night I talked about the ex-Dodgers who got HOF votes and wondered why Gary Sheffield and Jeff Kent got such little support even though they clearly have enough credentials to get consideration. I was reminded that each HOF voter only gets to nominate 10 players so when a plethora of viable candidates are on …

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Ex-Dodgers receive 334 HOF votes

The complete list of 2017 HOF votes Jeff Kent – 74 votes (16.7%) Manny Ramirez – 105 votes (23%) Gary Sheffield – 59 votes (13.3%) Fred McGriff – 96 votes (21.7) Casey Blake and JD Drew got zip Dodger killer of dreams Matt Stairs got zip Gary Sheffield has quite a HOF case and gets …

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LAD second base has a fine history, Part Two

Last week I took a look at the greatest LAD 2nd baseman using OPS+ to display the best seasons and best careers.  Today we will use bWAR to examine the same seasons, and careers which will show huge differences since bWAR incorporates all of a players production, not just the offensive side. As you can see, …

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LAD second base has a fine history, Part One

As the 2017 LAD search for their second baseman, I thought it would be a good time to look at the LAD historical second baseman. I first did this using the Bill James Win Share formula over at TBLA in January of 2009. Things have changed quite a bit since that day. Ever since Peter …

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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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