Quick Hits: Dodgers, Cardinals, Red Sox

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  1. vtadave 4 years ago

    Glad to see Mattingly stating the obvious. Add Fielder or Pujols and sign Kemp/Ethier long-term, and the Dodgers are competitive for the next several years. Personally I think that this is a real possibility. The Dodgers are going to be sold at some point in the next few months, and even if it doesn’t happen right away, MLB is going to sign off on a 7/150-ish type deal for the likes of a Fielder.

    • Lanidrac 4 years ago

      No they won’t.  The Dodgers are broke.  There’s no way MLB lets them spend what it would cost to sign Pujols or Fielder.  If they allowed that, they’d allow practically anything, and then there’d be no point in MLB saying they need to sign off on the Dodgers’ spending.

      • vtadave 4 years ago

        Not what I’m hearing in LA. Now it’s certainly no lock to happen, but while McCourt is broke, the organization overseeing the Dodgers is not.

        • Lanidrac 4 years ago

          Why would Major League Baseball just give them money outside of the normal revenue sharing, especially since they’re the ones who nixed McCourt’s media deal and have to sign off on their spending?!

  2. Encarnacion's Parrot 4 years ago

    it has proven to be crucial to the team’s late-season surge and postseason success.

    To get into the playoffs? Yes. Postseason success? Hardly. I hate using regular stats, but since the sample size is so small, I suppose it’s alright:

    Edwin Jackson: 5.84 ERA, 4 HR in 12.1 IP
    Marc Rzepczynski: 6.35 ERA
    Octavio Dotel: 1.35 ERA (beast, though I’d imagine he’s used as a ROOGY)
    Corey Patterson: Bench-warmer

    I think you were getting ahead of yourself a little there, Ben (unless it was the article that stipulated the trade = post-season success).

    • Lunchbox45 4 years ago

      Rzep allowed 3 runs in 1 inning the DS series, but in 4.2 IP against the brewers he allowed 1 run 1 hit while k’ing 4..its also who he replaced.. imagine tallet and miller still pitching? ouch

      however I agree with you, all of a sudden its this trade that got them there

      how bout some credit for Freese, pujols and Holliday all whom are OPSing .975+ so far in the postseason..

    • Marc had one bad game against the phillies where he gave up a few runs. He was lights out against fielder and Howard. Dotel shut the door on many potential crooked run innings (not to mention his odd dominance of Braun). Jackson had a strong game against the phillies (I believe it was 6 innings and 2 earned runs). His start against the Brewers was shaky as he gave up 4 runs in 2 innings (maybe 3, can’t remember). Patts is not on the roster. These main three guys have been huge. Big reason we’re in the WS.

      • Lunchbox45 4 years ago

        Freese, Pujols have more to do with it.

        • Obviously. I was just saying with out their clutch performances in pivotal moments we aren’t likely this far.

  3. MaineSox 4 years ago

    You do realize that no one is going to actually read your stupid blog specifically because you keep posting this on here.

    • grownice 4 years ago

       I Checked it out. It Sox.

    • Lunchbox45 4 years ago

      I’m not going to lie I checked it out it

      Off Season Ideas: Lincecum to the Sox?

      so worth it.

      • MaineSox 4 years ago

        That’s perfect

      • notsureifsrs 4 years ago

        so everyone can get a good laugh:

        Compensation for Theo suggestion: Take Lackey and Jenks too. Give us Garza. Then we package Garza with Bowden,
        Doubront or Miller, Reddick, Lowrie, and either Tejeda or Pimentel for
        Tim Lincecum and Sergio Romo.

        • Lunchbox45 4 years ago

          I’ve read the very same lucrative trade proposal in one of your posts I’m pretty sure..

          I think yours had Posey coming your way as well though.

          • notsureifsrs 4 years ago

            you are remembering it wrong. posey was flipped to AZ for upton and $200M

          • Encarnacion's Parrot 4 years ago

            Sounds totally fair to me.

          • Lunchbox45 4 years ago

            notsureifsrs = Alex Anthopolous

            Alex Anthopolous = notsureifsrs

          • notsureifsrs 4 years ago

            do you realize what you’ve done

          • start_wearing_purple
            start_wearing_purple 4 years ago

            Blown your cover?

          • Lunchbox45 4 years ago

            I forgot, I stopped going to your blog because its stupid 

        • woadude 4 years ago

          You need a Lars Anderson in every ridiculous  Red Sox trade proposal.

  4. start_wearing_purple
    start_wearing_purple 4 years ago

    at what point can people be banned from this site?

  5. Encarnacion's Parrot 4 years ago

    Hmmmm..  touchè on the Tallet bit.

  6. Cards had to go 18-8 in September to beat the Braves by 1 game. If they go 16-10 they don’t make it. If they go 17-11 they tie and who knows what would of happened.

  7. MaineSox 4 years ago

    This ↓

  8. start_wearing_purple
    start_wearing_purple 4 years ago

    You stay classy now

  9. Lunchbox45 4 years ago

    The arrow pointing down is key so hey knows exactly where to look. 

  10. Encarnacion's Parrot 4 years ago

    Hey now, just because he has needs and is special doesn’t make him special needs.

    *rolls eyes*

  11. theredstain 4 years ago

    So Cuddyer wouldn’t want to take the Red Sox money because they missed the playoffs by ONE GAME? And whoever drank that ONE BEER per day was now DRUNK? Must be some total lightweights! You should tell that to the Three Amigos – who must average 6′ 4″, 225 lbs. each…..On the contrary, I predict that the Red Sox sign a quality right fielder, add two starters and are in the playoffs next Sept. This team has the resources to reload each year and come back stronger than before. “Belly up”? Sounds like the Yankees in the first round of playoffs!

  12. I hope Cuddyer bolts for the Red Sox.  I’d be happy to take 2 supplementary picks if that means we don’t sign him for 10 mill over the next 3 or 4 years.  Twins would be better off signing Kubel.  Better player, younger, and cheaper.

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