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If the Dodgers could acquire one player at the deadline, who would you prefer?

  1. Machado

    43.5%
  2. Front line starter (degrom, thor, et al)

    56.5%
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  1. rube

    rube DSP Legend Staff Member Administrator

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    Reminds me.
    I want to see a lamb/sheep restaurant that sells lamburgers and Little Bo Peep happy meal with a guy in a Lambchop costume as the mascot for kids to play with. And little bo peep running around trying to put her hand up his sleeve.
     
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    Tell me more....
     
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    no tongue?
     
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    Looks like i found my first investor and mascot sleeve tester.
     
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  5. irish

    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

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    heyman trolling...
    • Multiple rival executives suggested they believe it’s quite possible the Phillies land not one – but both – superstar free agents Bryce Harper and Manny Machado this winter. Of the more than 10 executives contacted this week, though the question was about who’d get the bigger deal between Harper and Machado, a few volunteered that they believed Philly could sign both players.
     
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    Machado will flee to a little league park like Camden, Citizens Bank, Yankee Stadium, etc.
    Bryce is a big boy
     
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    Interesting.
    So we don't sign Bryce, or Machado, or CK. Seems to be the prevailing wind these days.
    So then, who do we go after.Or
    Or do we figure Seager back as good as ever to replace Macho, and Urias slides into no.2, Buehler to ace, etc.
    I don't ever see Wood even near what he was last season, ever.
    So...we wait to see what reclamation project pitchers are available ?
     
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    Urias won't be a prominent part of the rotation until late 2019 at the earliest and most likely not until the following year. Nerds are going to treat him like a precious gem.
     
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    Ok...
    So then, we definitely need a reclamation project.
     
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    Looking forward to a likely Braves matchup, they only have 1 LH starter (Sean Newcomb).
     
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    If the Phillies sign both they will win 100 games next year.
     
  12. irish

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    And we'll never hear the end of how we should have kept Gabe Kaplar and how he's playing 6D chess against us
     
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    Philly has to make the playoffs before I bestow upon them divine status. We all heard that craptastic "Cubs 5 Year Dynasty" yammering immediately after the last out of their 2016 WS win.

    Excuse me if I'm skeptical. The feckin 2018 season ain't even dead yet and these east coast megakunts are already talking shit on next week year.

    And another thing - Fuck Kapler & his gluten free, new age hipster nonsense. He isn't a Dodger anymore so he can die in a fire.
     
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    Billie Jean King...um ok lol
    she's competitive thats for sure
     
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    We've got Magic and a couple of hagged out carpet munchers. Who's next?? Chef Merito? The majority of our base would like some representation.
     
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    Kershaw is still far from a lock to opt out. I am still under the impression that if he does, he will not get close to the $35M AAV he would be getting over the next two years and would probably be doing the Dodgers a favor. Yes he has been good this year when healthy, but his FB velo is gonna scare a lot of teams off to signing him to anything beyond 2-3 years, imo. I'd expect a fair amount of trades this offseason for the club for one they have a ton of MLB talent on the 40 man still under control and the only FA's to be are:

    SS/3B Manny Macahdo
    2B Brian Dozier
    C Yasmani Grandal
    LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu
    RHP Ryan Madson
    RHP John Axford
    RHP Daniel Hudson(60 Day DL)
    2B Chase Utley(retiring)

    So you are taking off 7 guys from the active 40 man roster and another that is on the 60 day DL. 4 of those guys will not be on the post season roster unless something changes in the next 2 weeks. Players on the 4o man that you could DFA and not probably miss are:

    C Rocky Gale
    SHP Pat Venditte(but the club supposedly really likes him)
    LHP Zac Rosscup (the team also seems to like him a lot as well)
    RHP J.T. Chargois (never healthy, but a solid ROOGY when he is)
    RHP Josh Fields (Don't think they DFA him, but if they're worried about the shoulder, they could)

    After that you need to look at the guys who are coming back from the 60 Day
    SS Corey Seager
    RHP Erik Goeddel
    RHP Tom Koehler
    RHP Dennis Santana
    RHP Brock Stewart(Apparently looked really good when back on regular schedule)

    So you are losing 7, but immediately get back 5 and that does not include the guys that are eligible for the Rule 5 this year and the club has I believe at least 4 players they will most definitely want to protect(I can't find the info on that now). So what does this all mean? The Dodgers still have a ton of depth and honestly are only losing one everyday starter that has made an impact this year(Yas) and one starting pitcher(Ryu). So what kind of depth does that leave us with at SP?

    SP's: Kershaw, Buehler, Hill, Maeda, Stripling, Wood, Ferguson, Santana, Stewart, Urias (with May, Gonsolin and White knocking on the door)

    I think that takes the club out of the SP market, even in the unlikely scenario that Kershaw walks or in the even more unlikely scenario that he walks and goes somewhere else. Whether we believe it or not, that is still a really good rotation even if it is Kershaw leading the charge or Buehler takes the baton. And no, Urias is not going to probably be expected to jump into the rotation. I honestly wouldn't be shocked if he gets phantom DL'd right out of camp and periodically throughout the first month of the season so that the club can avoid potentially using his last remaining option. If Santana is healthy, there are a lot of folks around baseball that think he is going to be a monster.

    So we move to your comment about Machado. The hope and feeling probably is that at a minimum, Seager can at least replicate the production that Manny has put forth since joining the club this season. Manny has put together an OPS of .803 since joining the club, equating to an OPS+ of 116(and some very feeble AB's in clutch situations). That is lower than Seager's injury plagued 2017 that saw him put up an .854 OPS and 126 OPS+. Would guess the team feels they have a chance to be better at the SS position going forward. If they do sign Machado at this point it would be a bit of a surprise as there is not room for him(and his career splits are bit more revealing after what he has done since leaving Camden), unless the club plans to go forward with an IF of 3B Turner, SS Machado, 2B Seager or Muncy, 1B Seager/Muncy or Bellinger.

    I could see the Dodgers taking a similar approach to last off-season, quiet on the FA market outside of probably re-signing/QO'ing Yaz, likely making a Matt Kemp trade(Kemp for Martin is an idea), making some trades to fill holes in the bullpen and probably waiting until closer to the trade deadline to see if a hole presents itself and filling the spot then. If Kershaw does walk, then things may get a little more interesting, but it does not seem like he will at this point. Spending big in free agency is not what the successful teams are doing anymore as it has continued to show that the value is just not there 9 times out of 10.
     
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    I was at the game when the lesbians were ejected for kissing in 2000. Now they own them. Progress.
     
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    I will add to my write up, the Dodgers are probably going to QO Ryu and Grandal. Both on 1 year $18 M contracts would at worst be an ideal situation since both play positions of considerable depth in the organization that is going to start looking MLB ready around the halfway point of next season. If both leave, the Dodgers would have a lot of money to play with in the upcoming draft.
     
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    Great post.
    The one factor I would comment on would be what Machado has done while on LA, as opposed to his overall numbers.
    His overall stats are not average, run of the mill. And looking down he road, if we do post season, he may shine brightly. Things could still be alive as far as a LA/ Manny hookup, but maybe not that likely.
    We'll see.
     
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