OFFSEASON NEWS/RUMORS Thread

Discussion in 'Los Angeles DODGERS' started by irish, Oct 12, 2019.

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in 2020, mookie betts starts the season with...

  1. the dodgers

    41.2%
  2. the padres

    41.2%
  3. the red sox

    11.8%
  4. other

    5.9%
  1. rube

    rube DSP Legend Staff Member Administrator

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    We gonna have a lot of blind umpires at asterisks games.
    The umps like to be center stage.
    They wont be sitting this one out.
    Since fredo says you cant bean them then just allow pitchers to go as inside as they want in the strike zone.
    No need to hit them if the refs are not calling the inside ball on you.
    Of course since they are giving you so much leeway one or two balls might happen get away from you and give the guy a sore elbow or knee.
     
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    Red Dick can eat my shite. We traded for him, he crapped his pants and did nothing, went to the Asterisks and magically started to play decent, then “wins” a WS....now thinking his crap don’t stink. And he crapped all over LA and the Dodgers.

    He is my enemy number 1
     
  3. ColoradoKidWitGame

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    The players have no say on whether Manfred is fired or not. The owners have all the power there and he is apparently liked by them for the most part. Plus with a new CBA coming up, there is supposedly no talks to move on from him either. He tried to hide this, then when it came out he was too soft with his punishment. He completely misfired about how reactions would be and now he (and apparently fans that haven't been paying attention for like... ever to this game) is worried that the players are going to do what they have always done and police themselves. He has one way of getting ahead of this now and that is vacating the title as that would probably settle some of the bloodlust, while each member that received a playoff share should have to return that fund into an account for retired players. However, now this piece of shit with his threats has only rewarded the Asterisks even more as he has effectively taken away the inside corner against them. Baseball is getting in their own way AGAIN and at this point the only winners out of this will be the 2017 Asterisks and the 2020 Asterisks.
     
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    • Yikes.... Dodgers 2018 1st round pick J.T. Ginn had to be shut down again after having to do the same at the end of 2019. People were talking about a top 5-10 pick midway through last year before shoulder discomfort took him down. Took off the Fall and Winter to recover, but saw his once mid 90's velo drop down to 90-92. Kiley McDaniel is reporting that scouts fear the worst for him. Ginn turned down a Dodgers offer to reportedly live out his dream of playing for the MSU Bulldogs. He joins Kyle Funkhouser as recent Dodgers first round picks to spur a Dodgers offer and see steep decline in value after the fact. The club used the comp pick this year to sign Michael Busch.
    • May and Nelson will be shutdown for a couple more days to deal with minor ailments.
    • Roberts said that the plan for Nelson is to try him as a starter, but believe he could be a Brandon Morrowesque reliever if he doesn't make the rotation.
    • Bill Plunkett has a story out about Alex Wood. Sounds like he is penciled in to be the Dodgers #5 starter. He had an ablation procedure in the offseason to deal with a nerve issue in his back that appears to have helped and he is fully recovered from while feeling the best he has since 2017. He also thinks that working with Driveline was a huge help to him and we will see a jump in performance.
    • Yadier Alvarez threw a bullpen today in camp after a surprise return last week. He admitted that he acted inappropriately and not with respect to the organization, but has gotten himself back on course with the help of former players and a psychologist. He also said that he worked very hard this offseason to get back here. This kid still has the best arm in the system, so it would be awesome to see him get right.
     
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  5. Fall Winslow

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    Can remember watching him in the future's game 2 or 3 years ago and thinking - yes.
     
  6. ColoradoKidWitGame

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    I think he is a reliever only at this point in his career, which is a major bummer, but still could work really well for us with the young starters we have coming up. A Graterol/Alvarez duo chucking 100 MPH+ would be a lot of fun to watch.
     
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    Will take it.
     
  8. 1988Blues

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    :duck:Pitching to the Asterisk and Manpendejos front yard. The fuck you sign.
     
  9. Finski

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    Did this board suddenly die? Que paso?
     
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    There are now 7 lawsuits that have been filed against the Houston Astros from a mix of fans and former players. According to a piece out of Texas Sportsnation, this could make things much much worse for the Asterisks. One reason being that if these are not thrown out and go into Discovery, then we are likely to learn more about what happened in the events over the last couple of years that MLB has likely tried to cover up. The Astros will try to get these all thrown out and ESPECIALLY will do their damndest to make sure these don't go beyond the state supreme court as that would be the worst case scenario for them(I wOnDeR wHy!?). To make matters more dangerous for the club, if they were to lose any of these suits, it could set a dangerous precedent for not only season ticket holders looking for money back plus interest and damages, but there is also a chance for this to open the door for gamblers AND casinos that lost money due to the cheating altering the outcome of games. There is a decent chance that all of these get thrown out immediately, especially the ones in the state of Texas, but it will be interesting to watch none the less.
     
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  14. Bluezoo

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    Wow...how eloquent. A true orator in Dodger Blue.
    Talk about being tired of things...anybody else gagging on the "moving forward"fucking never ending narrative mantra ?
    That's exactly what those Assterisk slime balls want...sure...forget about what we did, even though we were pieces of shit cheats. Move on.
    That's what every villain wants, genius...
    We'll take the OJ sentence, say the Houston piglets.
    Guilty as sin itself, but on the golf courses every day.
     
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    He's really not a sharp dude.
    Fans criticize him for being a "puppet of the F.O." but I think that's a good thing.
    Could you imagine this guy making decisions on his own? Like, you know, Game 5?
    Not saying the F.O. calls into the dugout and makes decisions. Of course not. But I think they really lay out the big picture strategy and Dave would be completely lost without them.
     
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    Yup. Team decision. They’re not saying “Stop Posting.” Just saying don’t like what you post. Sorry.
     
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    Didn't have jack to do with posting, but didn't the Dodgers diss Kufu for a few years over something ? and didn't the Yanks do the same to Yogi back in the day ?
    The freedom to say what you want is fine, and to feel any way you do surely is great, but then, how the Astros feel and what Reddick says is kosher ?
    Maybe this is codger shit, sprinkled with get off my lawn seed, but you've gotta draw the line somewhere.
     
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    hard to imagine anyone saying even the most outrageous thing as a liberal and getting the same treatment
    Huff is a pinhead no question but free speech is supposed to work both ways
     
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  20. rube

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    Post coitus from all the asterisks excitement.
    A come down is necessary.
     
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