The WINTER MEETINGS Thread

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At the Winter Meetings, the Dodger's Front Ofice will...

  1. Sign Lester, Scherzer or Shields

    28.6%
  2. Trade for Hamels

    4.8%
  3. Trade Kemp

    14.3%
  4. Add useless roster scrubs

    47.6%
  5. Do nothing

    33.3%
  6. Engage in a group Clash of Clans 3-day deathmatch

    14.3%
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  1. KOUFAX0000

    KOUFAX0000 DSP Legend Damned

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    To quote Dodgers brass speaking to Ned after the trade with Boston.

    "Do you have anymore ideas?"
     
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    back2back x 2 + 1 DSP Legend Damned

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    Padres want to get a deal done for Kemp at the winter meetings..reportedly pushing hard. i bet they'd send the ginger along with Grandal, but who wants Kennedy? Lol the fucker did have 207Ks last year though..might be nice out of the pen come October.

    Grandal, Wisler, and Gabe Quintana seems fair.
     
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    Indians just got Brandon Moss

    Beane strikes again.
     
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    fire sale continues
     
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    I wouldn't expect anywhere near that from a CC/SVS platoon. And Those #'s are what Kemp was at last year, and he did a high % of it in the last 60 or so games.
     
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    KOUFAX0000 DSP Legend Damned

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    Yes. You could get more for him if he didn't have that stupid contract. But that's where we're at.
     
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    Ugh, Grandal. Not worth it.
     
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    The Giants are receiving serious consideration from Lester and his team, Rosenthal tweets.
     
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    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

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    broken record, but i'll repeat it for the umpteenth time...
    we trade kemp, we will regret it
     
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    I'm gonna hate it if they do it to get a young pitcher when so much amazing pitching is available for just money. Lester, max, shields, mccarthy, Liriano this year. Next year even crazier. You can buy a great rotation this and next year but can't do nearly the same for offense
     
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    well, if you're going by his 2nd half, then you must think Kemp's gonna hit 60HRs. 27HR/98RBI is Kemp's average from his age 23-26 seasons, when he first began to play everyday, come into his own and before he was banged up. 25HR/90RBI is where i'd sit him at age 30 after having multiple surgeries and that's the positive outlook. if opposing teams were expecting 35-40HR/120RBI, like you said, we'd probably have Tijuan Walker right now.

    CC and SVS just combined for 19HR/75RBI and that's with missing significant time with ankle injuries last year. Crawford's just 3yrs removed from hitting 11HR and 19HR in back to back seasons and SVS certainly has potential to hit 10-15HRs. 25/90 is doable for them as a combo, along with solid defense, about 30 steals as a duo ( how many steals is Kemp getting these days?) and they'll play LF and be happy with the arrangement.
     
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    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

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    i wish i could like this post x1,000,0.... :bow:
     
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    Lester's reportedly looking at 7yr offers now.

    it has to be said..anybody that wants the Dodgers to fork over a 7yr offer for a guy that's about to turn 31 next month has no more room to complain about Ned Colletti.
     
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    So we pay 10 million a year for Kemp to produce elsewhere so we can create a vacancy for the highly productive who?
     
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    His old now GM agent knows the scoop and when BS is BS.
     
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    Exactly my thought. If we trade Kemp, than our most productive bats are Adrian and Puig. I like those two, but I just don't think I can trust them to carry the offense when we don't even know what will happen at short.
     
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    Is this personal with you and Kemp? Why do you want to kick his ass etc?
     
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    Seattle has money..putting 50M on Kemp's books would likely be our front office trying to buy one of those young stud arms..Walker or Paxton.
     
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    I'm naturally a cynic, and the sorry state of the Lakers is making me even more so. Add to that the Dodger playoff meltdown this year, and the Giants taking it all....I'm moved from being straight cynical to almost downright suicidal. BUT, I really have a hard time believing that a guy like Friedman was hired to make a big money deal for any free agent. If I were a betting man, he's looking for bargains and is willing to part with still productive players for a shot at building the team the way he wants. Keep your current pitching, acquire and evaluate current prospects on both the hitting and pitching side, then add your pieces little by little. Huge FA signings may be a thing of the past with the new management.

    I keep praying that is not the case, especially since you never know how long you can keep a healthy and productive pitching staff going (well...SP's at least). Your window is small and really short, and I'd hope they go all in and then rebuild. BUT the cynical side keeps coming up. They look at the Giants and I think Friedman's marching orders are to do that.....keep salaries in line, pay for a few good FA, but don't overpay.....don't chase the big names all the time.....make timely and helpful trades for 2nd tier players with something to prove.

    Ugh.....man I hate that. It's such high-risk, and can go bad very quickly, but that's my 2 cents.

    Now if anyone has any ideas to help the Lakers, I might take a couple of steps back from the ledge.
     
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