Tag Archives: Will Smith

What a game 4

The Dodgers lost last night but baseball won with the most entertaining postseason game of 2020. If the Rays go on to win the World Series the walk play in Game 4 will become historical, if they don’t it will merely be a footnote, but what a footnote. So much had to to happen for …

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Multiple big moments add up to another World Series appearance

Here is a great link to every great moment in the just concluded NLCS series between the Dodgers and Braves. The best part of a stressful postseason series are the big moments that you hope will ultimately lead to moving on and while the Dodgers had plenty of big moments against the Braves, it still …

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Here we go again

The last time the Dodgers and Nationals met in the postseason was the classic 2016 NLDS when the Dodgers had to win games four and five or face elimination. They won both, but game five didn’t come easy and is probably one of the best NLDS games in Dodger history. In 2016 the Dodgers turned …

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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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