Tag Archives: Will Smith

Dodgers rookies continue to excel

Edwin Rios is just the latest Dodger rookie to shine when given the chance for playing time. None of the five rookies that have gotten playing time have struggled, as all five of them now have an OPS > .800. Back in the spring of 2018, Edwin Rios was having a fine spring and was …

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Having fun with Will Smith

Will Smith hit two more home runs last night giving him nine home runs in his first twenty-three games.  To put that into perspective I looked at all the home runs for LAD catchers in their first 25 games: Mike Piazza hit one AJ Ellis had zero David Ross had six The infamous Jack Fimple …

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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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Might be time for Keibert to learn how to talk like a Pirate

This is not a reactionary column to another poor outing by the Dodger bullpen, but it is about the season-long problems with the bullpen. The team is still on pace to win 105 games so at this point we only care about the wins in October. I’ve followed Keibert and watched him climb up the …

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Dodger rookies owning it

Much of the talk about the Dodger rookies will be about the back to back to back rookie walk-off home runs this weekend but the Dodger rookies have been banging all year. Player WAR/pos Year Age PA 2B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS Alex Verdugo 2.5 2019 23 250 17 7 32 …

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The ridiculousness of Will Smith

Will Smith entered the 2019 season stuck between the present in Austin Barnes and the future in Keibert Ruiz. The Dodgers had signed Russell Martin to back up Austin Barnes which left Will Smith in AAA.  The good news for Will Smith is that the Dodgers didn’t trade for Realmuto or trade for any other …

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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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Dodger Minor League Update – 04/08/19

AAA – OKC Josh Sborz is thriving in a bullpen role for AAA, as he has struck out nine of the twelve hitters he’s faced so far with only one hit and one walk. The Dodgers made no noise when they signed veteran major league pitcher Zach McAllister to a minor league contract but he …

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MLB LAD Pipeline top thirty breakdown

MLB pipeline released their top 30 Dodger prospects for 2019 a few days ago, and as we have done in the past we break it down. In 2018 Walker Buehler was head of the class and is now the hurler expected to lead the Dodger rotation into 2019. Alex Verdugo is now considered the top …

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