DODGERS NEWS/RUMORS thread

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  1. fsudog21

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    Sad to say personally, but I hope he moves on. His problems (and he had some very good starts) in the postseason overshadow how effective (even with diminished velocity) he was in the regular season.

    Knowing his work ethic, he'll work his ass off to adjust to his diminished physical skills and remain an effective pitcher. But it's impossible to to justify paying a pitcher trying to reinvent himself the kind of money he's owed at the end of his current contract.

    Hope he kills it wherever he lands in 2019.

    Just hope the FO has a plan in place to replace him. Not counting on Urias to be that guy for another year. Have to know he'll be on a strict innings count in 2019.
     
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    When you're force fed failure as the ultimate result for over 30 years, it's difficult not to be a glutton for punishment...there is no alternative.
     
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    For a source of potential replacements, see the list of washed up, recently injured, surgically "repaired" pitchers.
     
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    Royals have sold high on players before. I wouldn't be surprised by anything during baseball's offseason anymore.
     
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    I am working on an offseason guide to the club today. It will hopefully be able to answer some questions and bring up some talking points throughout the offseason. It is going to be long, but hopefully y'all will find it to be useful.
     
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    going to be tough to watch Baez flourish w another team
    CK i really don't care but figure its going to be more of him, davey and kenley
     
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    Since its going to be long... can I contribute?
     
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    Baez isn’t a free agent though, he’ll be with us at least 2 more years
     
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    Baez has two years of arb left
     
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    ah thx guys i just saw he had arb last year and figured he was gone
    carry on
    lets hope thats the guy we've been waiting for that showed up at the end of this year
    to bad he was "down" when it counted
     
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    If they bring back Kershaw they should let Ryu leave, one or the other IMO. Get two comp picks out of Ryu and Grandal then which is nice.

    Buehler, Hill, Stripling, Urias and the fifth starter Kershaw with Maeda and Wood is top 2-3 in baseball again. Then just gotta add a reliever or two. Preferably someone young via trade.
     
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    Because it's the off-season, let's get weird with how they could construct the roster in 2019. If Kershaw returns, could a 6-man rotation be an option? He is no longer the guy you want give the ball as many times as possible because he would always be very good (if not great), but rather, by giving him extra rest you likely increase the number of good to great starts you get, this would also help limit innings for Urias and Buehler (which i'm sure they will try to do for a month or two).
     
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    "We liked Madson and Alexander in that situation"...
    Even though Madson had let every inherited runner score, and eventually went on to break an ML record for it...and Alexander sucked so much in the later season he was left off the roster previously.
     
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    If Dave is still the manager what does getting rid of Kershaw fix?
     
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    Zero.
     
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    So then why do people want to get rid of Kershaw?
    He is just a player, one who has to be managed correctly to get the most out of him.
    Like any other player you use him more when he is doing well and you sit him down when he is doing shitty.
    Treat him correctly and he will still get you lots of outs going forward.
     
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    You think a manager would stop kershaw and Kenley from choking? IMO, that’s giving way too much credit to what the manager can control.
     
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    120MM+ for Kersh? Lol Yep, personally, that'd do it for me. I wouldn't even watch a game next year unless they sign Harper or Machado as well. If they go out and spend big on a fading Kersh, but bow out on reliable producers in their prime like Harper and/or Machado when Turner continues to age and fizzle late, that's just outright negligence. Ain't nobody got time for that. I could see if Kersh had championship glory on his resume, that could buy him the happy Kobe ending, but thats out.

    If they re-sign Kersh to that type of money and let Harper/Machado go elsewhere, I'll be wholeheartedly rooting for MLB to come down on this FO with full force in regards to the international spending investigation. Just run them out of town. Get a new ownership group and FO in there that'll do what needs to be done. If they're as gangster as the international spending reports make them seem, stick with that cold logic and make the unpopular tough decision that'll boost the long term health of this org. That's the job.
     
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