POSTSEASON fml thread

Discussion in 'Los Angeles DODGERS' started by irish, Oct 3, 2022.

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Which poster will bitch loudest about LA losing in the NLDS?

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  1. Irish, cuz ... well cuz he's Irish (and gay)

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  2. Diablo, because he will lose a huge bet to that hobo on his street

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  3. FSU, for no reason. Farmers just gonna bitch.

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  4. Rube ... cause that's 10K words per day he can't exploit

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  5. Bluezoo, since he broke all his pearl strings clutching them overv162 games already

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  6. huh?, because there’s an anal lube shortage in kentucky

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  1. irish

    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

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    Looking at the potential 2022 Dodgers NLDS roster
    by Chad Moriyama | Dodgers Digest — 9 October 2022

    Back in early September, Dustin took a look at the potential Dodgers playoff roster, and the timing of the article showed exactly how long everybody was thinking about October. But a lot has also changed since then, so I figured it would be worth taking another look before the October 11 start for the NLDS.

    Position Players – Locks (10)
    Will Smith
    Austin Barnes
    Freddie Freeman
    Gavin Lux
    Trea Turner
    Justin Turner
    Max Muncy
    Mookie Betts
    Trayce Thompson
    Cody Bellinger

    Position Players – Debatable (3)
    Chris Taylor
    Joey Gallo
    Miguel Vargas

    This is actually less drama-free than I expected back in September, partially due to Bellinger finishing hot and removing doubt about his place. So there’s maybe three spots now, but really only two if Chris Taylor is healthy, and he does seem to be responding well to treatment for his neck injury. Rough year or not, his versatility and playoff experience is valued by the team, and looking at the other options there’s quite frankly not a more logical choice than going with his track record.

    So that leaves it up to Gallo, Vargas, and Hanser Alberto, all of whom have been degrees of unproductive. Gallo is the best player of the three with the biggest bat (.671 OPS/91 wRC+) and plus defense by all metrics. Based on his playing time, he seems to be a borderline lock as well. The decision between Hanser (.623/73) and Vargas (.455/26) seems to come down to defensive versatility against the impact bat potential off the bench. As much as I love Hanser, if CT3 is healthy then the need for his utility decreases, and despite Vargas’ struggles I’d much rather see him at the plate in a pinch-hit situation.

    Pitchers – Locks (11)
    Julio Urias
    Clayton Kershaw
    Tyler Anderson
    Evan Phillips
    Chris Martin
    Alex Vesia
    Yency Almonte
    Andrew Heaney
    Tony Gonsolin
    Brusdar Graterol
    Tommy Kahnle

    Pitchers – Debatable (2)
    Dustin May
    Blake Treinen

    The locks piled up here as well, mainly due to Gonsolin, Graterol, Kahnle, and Almonte returning to pitch, as well as Heaney seemingly being groomed for a long relief role that seemed to carve out his spot.

    That suddenly leaves just two places for May, Treinen, Caleb Ferguson, and Craig Kimbrel. If May has recovered from his back ailment, and he seems on pace, then he’ll take a spot. One would presume the same would go for Treinen, and he seems on schedule for now, but there’s some concern with him as he was showing diminished velocity in his rehab and subsequent return even before his shoulder started barking again.

    One issue with this particular alignment is that it basically leaves Vesia as the lone lefty in some scenarios, with Heaney likely on piggyback duties for a Game 4 appearance. Thus, Ferguson could still be in play if there are any healthy doubts, and he would definitely be a viable option. It seems brutal to post a 1.89 ERA and miss out on the playoff roster, but he does have almost six walks per nine in the last month and seems to be laboring through outings. If they need an additional lefty, it could be Graterol being left out as he was the shakiest of the locks down the stretch. Craig Kimbrel seemingly earns the emergency pick if anything goes wrong, though one could argue for anybody from David Price to Andre Jackson to be ahead of him and I wouldn’t disagree.

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    Honestly, I was going to wait until their NLDS opponent was determined, but looking into potential team splits that could change the roster selection didn’t register any obvious matchup reason to not have the Dodgers simply take their best roster.

    For the most part, it’s really just about executing for the Dodgers, and not getting too cute about their decisions. Granted, we all know by now that’s easier said than done, but hopefully they avoid overthinking this.
     
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  2. irish

    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

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    my prediction fwiw...
    pads win 7-2

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    BigDaddyKaine DSP Legend

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    whores are recession proof
    they may have increased demand in times of depression
    they should view every pole they slide on as a share of google
     
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    They're exotic dancers heathen.
     
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    Two walks to a shit hitter like Kim costs you two runs. Inexcusable.
     
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    THINKBLUE DSP Gigolo

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    Buck still taking advice from Costanza
     
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    Busting out the trumpets down 4-0.....embarrassing
     
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    Yankees
    Mariners
    Phillies
    Dodgers

    Mariners
    Dodgers

    Dodgers
     
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    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

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    don’t have a sis
    but if i did, and this was her — i’d be mighty proud of the lass…
    the fucken whore




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    jpldodgers DSP Legend Staff Member Moderator

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    A way better matchup on paper for us but I am not underestimating the Padres. The regular season H2H is nice but you can throw that shit out the window in the playoffs.

    We SHOULD win but you never know...
     
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    So y'all gonna be my best friends starting Tuesday?
     
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    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

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    padres are a bit scary
    and like eduardo perez said, all the pressure is on us
    if we play up to our capabilities we’ll be fine
    if not…
     
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    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

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    never knew why you were only really ever posting in the Laker forum over the years when it was active
    can't help it if you have disabilities
    i'll welcome you like my retarted relative
     
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    lastatman DSP Legend Staff Member Moderator

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    The Mets are a better team than the Padres. But it's a matter of getting hot at the right time. Mets have stunk the last couple of weeks, while SD is playing its best ball of the season. Definitely do not underestimate them.
     
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    Especially when they're getting production from the bottom of their lineup.

    Their top three starters match up with anyone and they got some really underrated power arms in the bullpen.
     
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    The Chief agrees.

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    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

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    to be fair tho…
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    The 14 of 19 means nothing at this point. I'm sure the Padres aren't thinking about that, rather they're motivated by having just beat a team that threw Scherzer, deGrom, and Bassitt at them. This break could be good or bad for the Dodgers. Will their timing be off? Will players like Bellinger have lost the bit of mojo they seemed to find the last couple of weeks? Or will the rest have helped players like Trea and Freeman who seemed to slow a notch once everything was wrapped up? We'll see, but I'm for sure not looking at this series as a mismatch.
     
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