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  1. lastatman

    lastatman DSP Legend

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    Good point, although these kids pitched in the WS for a team beyond desperate to win, so they've had a big dose of pressure already. And also one possibility I hear is that either/both could start in AAA, so they wouldn't even be a long-relief option if Price gets knocked out early in games.

    Agree on the short leash. If he sucks, hopefully management can see past the amount of money they're paying him and give the spot to one of the youngsters.
     
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    doyerfan MODERATOR Staff Member Moderator

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    It’s gonna be a looooooooong season though. It’s quite possible, if not probable, that the startin 5 aren’t our best 5. But with the short season last year, we’re gonna need to be careful with pitchers

    in fact, the way I see it, Price probably has a lower ceiling than many of our starting pitchers. Which means we should push him a bit harder earlier on and make sure our other starters are in peak form at the end of the season
     
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    Logically, can't disagree with you guys...but I think the reality is that the long green they're paying him cancels out tne short leash...regardless of the plentiful beau coup talents.
    They'll take a looong look at him, I think. LA has done it before wirh many players.
    Unless a trade opportunity pops up, then it's hasta la vista, baby.
    But he could possibly provide some steady services, actually.
    You never know.
     
  4. lastatman

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    The old adage says, you can never have too much pitching. Injuries happen, and it's comforting to know we have viable alternatives who will be ready to step in if when needed.

    I just hate to see the further development of the young arms put on hold because of financial obligations. If this guy has an ERA over 4 and giving us less than 5 innings per start, I'm going to get tired of him really quickly.

    Hopefully, having watched his teammates celebrate last year will motivate him to prove he belongs this season, and like I said, with a year's rest perhaps he can find the fountain of youth and return to his heyday. That'll shut me up for sure.
     
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  5. Bluezoo

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    Yes indeed, me too.
    I was tired of him when he sat out last year...
    I was tired of Pollack almost straight off...no championships since '88 will do that to a guy..
     
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    We need alot of SP if only because some of the current SPs may have to be evaluated for closer duties as the season progresses.
     
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    That's a monumental "If". You can see how that worked with Jansen, and at 2/3 the salary. :eek:
     
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    If Seager is going to say "next question" when asked about if he's planning on signing with the Dodgers then I say NEXT SS. There is a much better way of responding at an official presser.
    I fucking hate Boras clients.
     
  9. Fall Winslow

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    " Next question " feels like an effective enough way to put a cork in the talk but personally I don't care what he says. I don't need a bed time story. It's a business and the team would probably say similar or even less if they weren't so good at pandering to the fan base

    Can't turn on Seager for the wrong reasons. He's never been a talker. Turn on him because with every passing day in ST there's more likely to be an upgrade available at his position next offseason given that Lindor's put a deadline on his extension talks
     
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    No way man. You never say NEXT QUESTION. You say, "I'm going to focus on my play and winning. I'll let my agent and ownership work it out".

    Saying NEXT QUESTION opens up for 20 questions and none of them look good on the player or team. Besides , he was very outgoing in the presser.

    It was just a terrible look.
     
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    If he doesn't want to sign with the Dodgers, then he doesn't. He's been pretty quiet for years, fighting injury after injury, and never reaching the level we expected from him. Then last year he was right physically, and tore it up, proving he could give what everyone thought he was always capable of.
    Now, he's loquacious to the point of distraction...maybe this is the real Corey. Maybe.
    I love the kid, but success may illustrate or create something entirely surprising...but it is possible he is, or has become, just a douchebag.
     
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    Think you do say " next question " if you're a no nonsense type of guy that'll just continue to not give a fuck and say " next question ". Throw in the classic Seager stone face and there's nothing else to say. Media doesn't get an unlimited amount of questions to ask these players so at some point they'll realize it's a waste of time

    Anyway they know Seager's not a big talker so they'll leave him alone eventually. He's not a lightning rod type or big marketable personality to begin with so they won't get anything that's worth a damn either way. He's boring. Regardless I think our FO is too smart to hand a lengthy monster contract to a SS that's not very good at the playing SS. Perhaps Seager has that feeling too? Let's talk when LAD loses in the postseason and Seager shows up in a Boras corp cap
     
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    Personally, I don't need a Lindor glove at SS if I have a 2020 Seager bat there.
     
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    If - is right, given Seager's troublesome injury history

    Now imagine if there were a player that brought the bat and the glove, and were always healthy....and he was a guy that cleared Seager by 10+ career WAR since they both debuted in 2015. What name would we give that player? Lindor.
     
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    Corey Seager's injury history is the elbow which is taken care of and not going to be a problem again, and what, his hip If I am not mistaken. Other than that, he is good. It's not that extensive
     
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    Ah yeah just a repaired elbow for a SS..we see that often..and hip surgery for a 6'5" guy playing a physically demanding position that's historically more of a fit for smaller human beings that move around easier. Nothin to worry about. Of course we can't forget about his lower back and hamstring injuries that have sidelined him for weeks in the past as well, or can we? Not too extensive. He'll be able to lift his money bags in a year

    I must look like the bad guy bringing all this stuff up but you know I don't give a shit about any of that. Concerns are concerns when there's potentially $250MM+ hanging in the balance. Can understand Seager not wanting to blow smoke up anyone's ass at media sessions. Shit Lindor's already told the Mets and the media...." leave me the fuck alone about free agency after spring training " because he wants to focus on the season. And Seager basically said the same after a follow up question..he just wants to focus on the season. He's always been a focused guy - except for when he lived with Joc and picked up the ice cream habit which led to the hardcore dairy diet
     
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  17. ColoradoKidWitGame

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    It was the hip that led to lower back pain that led to overcompensating that led to the arm issue. It was a freak chain of events and shows why when you have an injury in baseball, it is not smart to ignore it. Hip injuries are always worrisome, but it sounds like the doctors think they fixed it. His first year back was not a great look for him, so I was pretty suspect of what he still had in the tank. Last year though, he was on another level and looked again like the guy that belongs atop MVP voter lists. Also, what he did in the postseason was next level. I have no problem letting him play the season out and making a decision at the end of the year at this point. He has a few things to prove this year still and if he shows that he can stay healthy over a 162 game slate + deep playoff run, that is probably a scenario the Dodgers would take before offering up another massive contract.
     
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    hips dont lie
    team doctors do
     
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    Baseball is back

    Life has meaning again
     
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    Shakira, Shakira
     
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