Discussion in 'Los Angeles DODGERS' started by irish, Oct 3, 2022.
If only we could have Kimbrel pitch to Gallo ....
It'd probably result in an event horizon ...
If he comes to DS with the Mets next week, he needs to hear it from the Dodger faithful. If I was out there , I'd make a sign about these cowards...
and Freddie almost did it, too. Going 4/4 is a tall order, and he came damn close.
Pieces of shit faggot Mets.
Like to hear McNeil's comments on the pine riding on purpose.
"Scheduled day off"?
irish, not realizing lastatman and jpldodgers were sociopaths, pats himself on the back for making them mods when they create civil unrest after the dodgers get swept in the nlds
Ya don't say....
Joe Musgrove doesn't feel right about the World Series he won in 2017 with the scandal-tainted Houston Astros. “I want one that feels earned," he tells
fucken inbred douche
if you feel so bad, then return your ws share and hand in your ring
and don’t act so self-righteous when you know damn well you wouldn’t have said shit if you hadn’t been caught
and you’d do it again
fucken cheating ckunt
Too bad pitchers don't bat anymore. Musgrove would have to have four-seamers surgically removed from his face regularly.
So say you have a batter who gets two singles over 19 at bats. In the 20th he hits a HR. Oh, and in the 17 ABs that resulted in an out, he strikes out in eight or nine of them, and GIDP's in one or two of the others. His defense is above average, but the team is not lacking there so he doesn't really add anything with his glove.
How do you play someone like that in the playoffs? What role could he possibly have? I mean, a 5% chance he goes yard doesn't justify taking a 50% chance of a strike out. Am I wrong?
Stop making sense. Doc gonna play that veteran card regardless of math, stats, probabilities, logic, or horse sense.
Interesting blog piece ....
Dave Roberts remembers it as a team meeting in Cincinnati. Mookie Betts remembers a meeting but doesn’t remember when or where. Freddie Freeman thinks it was a more gradual shift.
But what they all agree on is that the 2022 Dodgers offense took a turn for the better a couple months into this season, leading to one of the best offensive teams in franchise history. And everyone agrees it was the players who led the turnaround, as Jack Harris writes in the Los Angeles Times.
And they’ll start to talk — about that game’s pitcher, about their plan of attack and about how to raise the bar for baseball’s best offense a little higher.
Hitters’ meetings like this are standard around baseball, a daily staple of life in the majors.
What’s different with the Dodgers is the way they go about it.
How are they different, exactly? The hitters themselves do the bulk of the talking. How they’ve approached that day’s starter in the past. Righties talk about their approach; lefties do the same. The hitting coaches are there, and the offer feedback when necessary, but, as Justin Turner says, “They’re letting it be player-led.”
Why is that a big deal? Max Muncy says the approach “holds everyone accountable,” with everyone talking in the meeting and then going out and trying to execute the game plan they developed together. Justin Turner agrees on the accountability aspect.
“There’s a lot of accountability to verbalizing what you’re seeing, what you’re thinking. A guy goes up and swings at an 0-and-0 curveball, you can just come back and say, ‘Oh, I was sitting on it’. When you say it in the meeting — ‘Hey, I’m gonna look for 0-and-0 spin and put a good swing on it’ — and then you do it in the game, even if you roll over on it, all the guys are like, ‘Hey man, good try. You executed your plan.’ ”
Roberts says this approach is different from what he’s seen before.
“This is my seventh year with this ballclub,” manager Dave Roberts said, “and this is the most communication that they’ve had internally amongst players.”
It was Betts, Trea Turner, and Freeman who together came up with the idea to bat them in that order at the top of the lineup. Freeman suggested the rule of limiting iPads in the dugout and focusing more on talking to each other and watching the game.
“Sometimes you just forget to hang out with your teammates and talk. I think the thing that got us going, was the communication between us.”
The Dodgers are hoping this player-led approach will make all the difference in October.
“If you try to do everything yourself [all year], then you try to lean on someone in October, that doesn’t work,” Freeman said, creating a hugging motion with his arms during a recent interview. “When you are leaning on someone on June 19, it creates an environment where we’re doing this as a whole and not just stuck in an iPad looking, looking, looking. You have to build it.”
Starting on October 11, we’ll see if this team can lean on each other all the way to a World Series title.
Okay, so here's what we're looking at. 13 position players is the number I believe as 13 out of 26 is the limit on pitchers.
There's the core nine:
Those nine are the most likely to start, with one of them at DH.
Barnes is a lock at backup catcher.
Thompson is a lock based on performance.
And Gallo is on the roster according to Roberts.
That leaves one spot, and it's between Alberto and Vargas. I'm assuming it'll go to the veteran as that weighs heavily in Roberts' book. So Gallo's inclusion means Vargas goes home. I kind of get it, because could you really trust a rookie with all of 50 plate appearances in a key postseason at bat?
But I'd rather have seen Rios there if I had a say.
Let's just hope Gallo sits and sits and sits, and is only on the roster in case of multiple injuries. With the DH in effect, there shouldn't be much need for a PH.
I get it. Still ...
If Gallo doesn't GIDP or strikeout with RISP, I'll take back my negative expectations. But the ballsy move should be Vargas over Gallo anyway.
The kid has speed and recent upticks to trust. I don't foresee him being the "get outta jail free" batter for the opposing pitcher like when Gallo bats.
All of that sounds incredibly gay.
Just play the game, fkaggots.
I was thinking something similar, like the opposing manager is going to celebrate in his mind if/when he sees Gallo put in the game.
And yes, Vargas would be my call too. As green as he is, that shows how much I hate Gallo potentially coming to the plate and watching strike 3.
I'm assuming Shohei get be slotted as either a position player or pitcher whenever he is on a team that makes the playoffs. How much added value does this add to him?
That's my guess at the 13. That leaves Heaney, May, Pepiot, Treinen (IL) and Bickford (IL) off the roster. Really wish Blake was well.
I just looked up Gallo's postseason numbers, hoping at least he brings a lot of experience to the team. Surprised to see he's had a mere 4 ABs in his career (O-fer). So much for that.
I don't disagree. Just don't think Roberts can say the same.
I'd take Price and Heaney over either May (can't throw strikes) and Kimbrel (duh).
Wish May was farther along in his recovery. He only pitched well against shitty lineups (Marlins and Giants). Was ineffective against the Pads twice and the Dbacks once. Now he's coming off a long layoff with an achy back. He's obviously a big part of the future. Don't think he's ready to contribute this postseason.
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