Odds & Ends: Dodgers, Giants, Lo Duca, Stults

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  1. Guest 5 years ago

    I really hope Dontrelle pitches well this season. (shoutout to Dodgers1111)

    • Yeah, I’d like to at least see a league-average season out of him.

      Poor guy’s age just didn’t keep up with his delivery.

    • Yankees10 5 years ago

      Me Too. I miss the old D-Train.

      • Guest 5 years ago

        Today was really only his first bad start of the spring. Still, he’s going to get his chance in the rotation and hopefully, just hopefully, he can feel more comfortable and pitch some quality innings for Detroit because honestly, it’s not about him going out there and striking out the side, the D-Train has been the D-Train he just hasn’t been able to pitch many innings so I hope that this spring is an indication that we will see the D-Train be the D-Train this season!!!!!

        By the way Yankees10, did you get your tickets for the home opener?

        • Yankees10 5 years ago

          Unfortunately I dont live in New York anymore. I moved out here to Southern Cal about 5 years ago. But I can tell you if I still did live in New York I sure would have.

          • Guest 5 years ago

            Gotcha. Saw your name “Yankees10″ and thought you were a “local!”

          • Yankees10 5 years ago

            Yeah part of me still wishes I still lived there just to see Yankees games, but you cant go wrong with the weather out here.

          • Guest 5 years ago

            Yeah I understand, although it must be pretty nice to see the AL and NL West which I don’t get to see in person that often. Also, you have the Angels and Dodgers! You have Ervin, Howie, Torii and Clayton, Matt, and Andre while I have Curtis, Derek, and Mark and The Mets and their terrible pitching.

            The great thing about Baseball is that where ever you are, LA, New York or where ever you are it’s always Baseball!

        • Zack23 5 years ago

          While today was his only “bad” start in terms of giving up runs, he’s gone 13:12 K:BB in 19.1 ST innings. (10:8 K:BB in 15 IP before today). That stuff isnt going to equal success.

          • Guest 5 years ago

            You are absolutley right and I didn’t discount that but in those previous starts in which he walked say, 2, 3, or even 5, he got himself out of trouble without giving up many runs and was able to pretty much just get back on track (literally because he is the D-Train). Today on the other hand, he didn’t really get himself out of trouble.

          • EdinsonPickle 5 years ago

            I hope that Willis can get back to something resembling his old self pre-07. I was always a Willis fan and it would be nice to see him rebound.

  2. snoopy369 5 years ago

    You all are a bit behind the times on Santos … he has officially made the team.

    link to chicagotribune.com

    Nix and Santos were the last two players to make the team, while De Aza, Threets, Lillibridge, and Hudson were optioned to Charlotte.

    • snoopy369 5 years ago

      Umm, props for changing the story to reflect my note, but you didn’t change the link. Still links to the outdated story from East Valley Tribune…

      Also, in a related-sort-of note… anybody remember Jeff Russell? The Cubs made his son their version of Santos…
      link to chicagotribune.com

  3. Taskmaster75 5 years ago

    Hmmmm, there is a reason Wellemeyer doesn’t pitch for the Cardinals anymore. Enjoy him San Fran!

    • Guest 5 years ago

      Yeah, There is a reason why the Cards rotation is better according to him.

    • Well, we’re getting him for something like 1/10th of what you guys are paying for Penny, so… I’m actually feeling pretty good about Wellemeyer right now, given his ST performance. He’s about as good a fifth starter as we could hope for.

      As for his comments, I think people are too ready to take them negatively; I don’t see it that way at all. Of course you want to think you’re pitching for the best staff of the two. And regardless of who was better last year, Wellemeyer knows those guys and is getting to see the other side now. If you actually read the comments on Baggarly’s blog, this is a guy who thought his career was over last year. I’m sure he’s happy to be pitching at all, much less for a staff as talented as the Giants’.

      • Taskmaster75 5 years ago

        No, I’m not pissed at him or anything. He was pretty decent in 2008. More power to him to succeed. It’s just that even though he was godawful in 2009, and we had rookies who could have used the starts, Wellemeyer was still out there every 5th day until he got injured. It was an incredibly frustrating process. Besides, Penny is a 4th starter, and we were kind of desperate with Lohse’s status up in the air.

        I didn’t take them negatively, I was just taking a snipe at him for humor. If he’s boosting the Cardinals staff with words, then that’s kind of him. I wish him luck.

  4. Bravoboy10 5 years ago

    Was ’05 the year Willis won 22 and only had 2 no-decisions?

    • BentoBox 5 years ago

      Yup, 2005 it was.
      He posted 22-10 W-L record. He pitched 236.1 innings. He also had a 3.09 K/BB. Plus look at that 2.99 FIP & 6.2 WAR. Dayum.

  5. lakersdodgersyankees4life 5 years ago

    # The Dodgers’ ownership issue won’t be resolved until the end of the season, writes Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times. The trial to determine the owner of the club will begin on August 30th.

    IMO, that is the very earliest… i think this goes into at least ST next season

    • Taskmaster75 5 years ago

      They both seem like rich scumbags, but the wife seems like an utter snob. This is the opinion of someone who does not follow the issue very closely, so take it for what it is worth, but I at least hope it gets resolved quickly. That team is so talented. It doesn’t need the distraction.

      • lakersdodgersyankees4life 5 years ago

        Completley agree. They are ruining each other’s reputation by doing this in the public eye, and Jaime is killing her reputation even moreso by acting like a complete snob. However, while Frank may sound like the slightly less-snob, most Dodger fans agree that they were made for each other… You can take that as you wish haha

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