SPRING TRAINING NEWS/RUMORS Thread

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  1. fsudog21

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    His baby arm ?
    I admit, I do that quite a bit myself.
    Mine, not his...
     
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    Jesse Borek@JesseABorek
    Freddie Freeman didn't mince words about the impact he believes Jason Heyward can have for the #Dodgers with a re-tooled swing: "It’s in there -- and I think he might have unlocked it.”
    12:40 PM · Feb 18, 2023 · 34 Views

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    have to wonder if treinen ever comes back
    • On Thursday the Dodgers announced that they’d placed Walker Buehler, Blake Treinen and J.P. Feyereisen on the 60-day injured list, clearing space on the 40-man roster for the signings of David Peralta, Alex Reyes and Jimmy Nelson.
     
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    Nightengale says Thor is throwing 96

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    That means he is topping out at 82
     
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    I certainly hope so. He sure has sucked every time I've ever seen the guy...in a way, if he's good, I'll miss using the Jablowmi moniker.
    I do love it so.
    Y'know, like Patton loved war.
    God help me.
    But I'm willing to sacrifice my petty enjoyments in trade for a good Heywood year.
    There's so many others who lurk in the shadows to take his place...
     
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    Fabian Ardaya✓@FabianArdaya
    The Dodgers hired ex-big league pitcher Tyson Ross as a special assistant to the organization. He'll work on the player development and player performance end of things.
    12:12 PM · Feb 18, 2023
     
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    "I think that the smartest people in the room know that you don’t win a postseason in the winter."
    — Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts

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    snla tv schedule for spring

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    A general once said, " I fear an army of a thousand sheep led by a lion more than one of a thousand lions led by a sheep".
    Well, applying that to baseball, isn't a team of good, solid ballplayers led by a savvy, clever manager more dangerous than one of superstars led by a dolt ?
    As a lifelong fan, trying to get enthused about the 23 season, after I guess a selfish disappointment on not getting the cream of the crop out there, it will be kinda unique ( considering recent histories and expections, anyway ), to root for the underdog Dodgers to take the NLW. Or in the post...fight like lions, so to speak. Beat the prognosticators. Like the noble 88 team...beat the new powers.
    But sadly, the leader is not even a sheep, more like a cat who has had a healthy dose of catnip.
    Woozy and unsure.
    Also, it's a chance for him to earn the justification of all the kudos and taint licking he's garnished during his tenure.
    As they say, all will be revealed...
     
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    to say "i think" in front of that statement tells me everything i need to know about davey, which i already knew
    he really thinks he's one of the smartest in the room
    to imply he isn't would be racist
    even if he left the "i think" part out the smartest people in the room would never have the need to say such a thing
    probably something he heard casten say
     
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    Bill Plunkett✓@billplunkettocr
    #Dodgers Miguel Vargas took a ground ball off the pinkie on his right hand. Scan showed hairline fracture. Activity will be limited. Won’t swing for a few days. Then “per tolerance”
    10:10 AM · Feb 20, 2023

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    roberts speech to the entire team today
    not kidding
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    “First off, this is a new year. This group, like I said, is a hungry group, a focused group — I love this group. I love this team. And it’s gonna be fun to watch you guys come together. Let’s go out there and be the Dodgers, play together, and get better each day. And each individual — myself included — has gotta find a way to channel that focus and be able to sustain it, not only today, when this is the first day of workouts where everyone’s excited to see everybody, it’s great, energy’s good. But there’s going to be a point in spring training where it gets monotonous, it’s the same thing, it gets tiresome, it gets to be a grind. But we all have to, individually, collectively, default to still focusing on getting better that particular day. Find out how to love practice, enjoy it, love it, love the grind, and ask yourselves, ‘Are we in, or are we out?'”
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    Perfect gif
     
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    I just have to say this is the least excited I have been about the Dodgers since Guggenheim took over.
     
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    have to imagine that guys like FF and Mookie must look at each w wtf were we thinking looks
    sound like kamala speaking to everyone like they're children
    guarantee the team has already tuned him out
     
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    Exactly.

    Here's what I take from this:

    1. He clearly doesn't know his audience. This is a ST speech you give to a team of mostly rookies or a team that's floundered for the last number of years. Not a team that has a ten-year playoff streak.

    2. It's Davey being Davey. Trying to relate to his players, so that they can see him as their friend, not as an authority. Because this approach has worked so well in the past.

    3. I bet he gave them each a pat on the ass as they left the meeting, looked in their eyes, and said, "I believe in you."

    4. Thor's comments from the day before about the great vibe in LA just got 100% negated. Now he's asking his agent to see if the contract can be voided.

    5. Ask yourselves, "Are we in, or are we out?" Are you fuckin' kidding me??? Part of me wants to say he was hoping to get a similar response as Belushi's speech in Animal House. ''Cause when the going gets tough, the tough get going. Who's with me? Let's do it!" And they all stand up and run out of the room with Bluto... I mean, Davey. He must've been bummed to just see "What the fuck?" looks from everyone.
     
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    This reminds me of when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor...
     
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