MLB NEWS/RUMORS Thread

Discussion in 'Los Angeles DODGERS' started by irish, Nov 2, 2017.

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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. LAdiablo

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    yeah i'm not sure why exactly the Guggers wanted another partner unless it was straight up about publicity
    has to be a figurehead only thing doesn't it?
    but geezus why did they have to leave the stink of spank mccourt festering in that overpriced parking lot?
     
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    Thanks, I kind of tried to touch on Manny's overall numbers, but there is something of note. Throughout his career he has only had one season where he was really really good away (2016) and aside from that has been relatively good/average or in couple of cases, downright awful (2017 and a SSS 2014). His numbers over his career have largely been bumped by him raking at Camden which is the most hitter friendly park in baseball(yup, more friendly than Coors). So it leads me to think that the club is going to note that(plus his good, not great time with the club) to assess that he is not worth the $300M+ contract that Boras is gonna seek and someone will pay. Now this could all change if he just absolutely goes off in the playoffs, but that remains to be seen. This is not to disparage Manny as he is still a great all around player and the move to LA has improved his status defensively, but I could see the club shying away from the 10+ year offer that he is looking for if the AAV carries into the over $30M threshold which it almost certainly will. Also, we have no idea what Seager will say to all this. If he says he is a SS and not ready to move off the position, then everything is probably dead then and there. Doesn't help that he is represented by the same bloodthirsty agent either.
     
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    The Cubs Addison Russell has been put on administrative leave after reports resurfaced today of domestic abuse on his now ex-wife. MLB says that the investigation has been ongoing since last year even after Ms. Russell failed to cooperate with investigators. Yikes, not sure why she didn't want to talk last year and I wonder what came up that caused her to go off this morning.
     
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    Maybe she found Russell might be next up if Kavanaugh doesn't get confirmed.

    <D. Feinstein nods her approval>
     
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    The Rangers let go of head coach Jeff Bannister. Always love when a FO puts together a shit roster and cans someone generally regarded as a pretty good coach when the team sucks. OKC Dodgers coach, Bill Hasselman is regarded as a potential successor. His name is likely to come up throughout the offseason.
     
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    It could be interesting to see how the club handles Haselman going forward. I know the org loves Woodward, but the guy is a fucking mess at 3rd(though he has improved). If they're worried about losing him, they could offer to use him at 3B next year.
     
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    An uppercut to the solar plexus will do that...
     
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    maybe a conversation about side bitches?
     
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    https://sports.yahoo.com/indefensible-decision-gabe-kapler-phillies-144023565.html
     
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    Even while the team had been winning earlier in the season, the word out of Philly was that Kapler was doing a really bad job. It also sounds like he is not super well liked in the clubhouse. Would not be shocked if he is one and done there and they try to get someone that is well liked to lure Manny and/or Bryce. Dusty Baker would not be a shock.
     
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    money and/or vindictiveness
    go after him middle of the season, he's likely free to play in the post
    hit him now [no pun], and at the very least it causes disharmony with the media -- and possibly in the cubs clubhouse
    once played ball with a guy who kept slapping his girl around
    pulled him aside one day and said, "dude, what the fuck is wrong with you?!!! just fucken walk away if you get pissed!!!"
    couple days later he was a no show for a game
    girl's brother beat the fuck out of him and we never saw his punk ass again
    fucker got what he deserved








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    Sometimes the guy who thinks he's the smartest man in the room really isn't.

    That said, the ballsack tanner is still learning on the job.
     
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    Michael gave him a plane ticket to Vegas and Clemenza took care of the rest.
     
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    Data aka Facts only get you so far.
    That is knowledge and it is great.
    But if you have knowledge and you don't have wisdom... you have nothing.
    Which is why all the facts, data, and analytics in the world can never win you a championship.
    You need people with wisdom at the helm and manning the lead oars.
    Please give us Utley next year.
    Because if we don't jump on him the Phillies will fire Kapler as soon as the season is over and try to hire Utley as their manager.
    And Kapler might end up right back here as 3B coach or something.
     
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    any asshat that hits a girl gets what he deserves so theres that
    but clearly she meant to hurt him as badly as she could
    could have just been a missed birthday for one of his two kids w different women
    for the cubs its not a big loss though since he has not been a factor this year
    and they went out and got murphy
     
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    surely contributed to roberts getting the nod here instead of him
     
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    Whatever he is, the Nerds must have liked him when they were putting it all together, eh?
    As posted, I would like to see Utley hired in some capacity by us, even if he is not immediately new manager.
    I think Dave comes back though. Yup.
     
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    As much as we would like to have him hired in some capacity he's going to spend alot of time with his family. Chase hasn't been there seeing his kids grow up for most of his career.

    So Strop out for the season, Morrow out for the season and now Addision Russells who has had a stormy relationship with his then wife and now ex-wife was just put on administrative leave.
     
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    Great analysis, Kid. Do you think Lux's enormous strides this year will factor in to whether they pass on the Manny sweepstakes, or not?

    Personally, I look at that list of soon-to-be FA's and for a change, I wouldn't be bummed if they're all gone. That said, I'd prefer to see Ryu come back if the price is right. Grandal is replaceable. Maybe not the power numbers but the glove for sure as well as the "situational hitting" bat.

    Regarding Kershaw, my gut says that he won't opt out, because they'll agree on an extension prior. At least I hope so.
     
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    No Manny, No Bryce, No Grandal, No Dozier, No Problem.

    SS: Lux
    2B: Seager
    3B: Turner
    1B: Muncy
    CF: Bellinger
    RF: Puig
    LF: Verdugo
    C : Smith/Ruiz
     
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