On to Colorado…

Clayton Kershaw has become the Dodgers stopper.  He is now a bonafide ace and is in contention for the Cy Young Award.  He came through again preventing the Dodgers from being swept by the red hot Brewers.

Now the Dodgers move on to Denver with Hiroki Kuroda scheduled to take the mound tonight going against the Rockie’s Jason Hammel.

This Day in Dodgers History

August 19, 2008 – The Dodgers reacquired Greg Maddux (6-9, 3.99) from the Padres for cash and two minor leaguers to be named or an additional monetary sum. The 42-year-old future Hall of Fame right-hander, obtained to help the club down the stretch run, played in LA for part of the 2006 season winning six of nine decisions.

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92 Responses to On to Colorado…

  1. trublu4ever says:

    Good morning. I loved it when Maddux was with us. A smart move would have been to keep him on and let Bunnynutts go. But, Frick & Frack don’t make many smart moves. Greg would have been great with the young pitchers and a solid force with the older guys.

    Oh, well, on to Colorado….hope we can win a few to make the rest of the season bearable.

  2. selltheteam says:

    What would the hapless Bums be like without Clayton Kershaw? An additional 10 games below .500?

    Will Kershaw still be with us when the team rebuilds to greatness in – what, seven years? Probably not. Good luck to you, Clayton, where ever you go. Same to you, Matt Kemp.

    • nellyjune says:

      It’s pointless to wonder who should stay and who should go because until we have a new owner (and GM for that matter), we might as well assume they will all be gone when given the chance, if not sooner. At this point, those players that we think need a change of scenery (possibly on another team)will do well with just having a new owner and GM who are invested in a team that is willing to do everything in their power to put a winning team on the field each season. Ned and Frank have completely destroyed this team, and I am sure there is still more damage to be done if they aren’t replaced within a reasonable amount of time….which was many yesterdays ago.

  3. messagebear says:

    Unfortunately you’re so right, Nells, as you are so often. There was a time a few months back when many of us were counting the days that Frank would be out by decision of MLB. But, Frank knows how to manage the legal system even if he doesn’t know shit about baseball, nor much care that he doesn’t know. This bankruptcy move will stall things for a long time. I don’t see where the advantage is in that for Frank, because the value of the franchise has got to be deminishing. Can you imagine where the value will be placed when the time comes to sell next year’s season tickets and the real fans respond like I think they will?

    At this point what really puzzles me is the inaction by Jamie. If she had any hopes in getting half of the team, her half is getting smaller by the day. I should say that I’m also puzzled by the inactivity of MLB, but should anybody really expect something viable and conclusive from Bud who after all started this whole thing some years back. The guy is essentially worthless, and MLB doesn’t have a backbone to back up all the agreements on paper. He’s only proving that all the MLB rules, etc. aren’t really worth wiping your ass with.

    • 4 out of 5 asses surveyed agree.

    • nellyjune says:

      Thanks Messagebear!! Frank is just going to prolong this as long as possible. I understand and read how Matt wants to be a Dodger for a long time, but realistically how is he going to get paid (enough)to want to stay long term if the team still has Frank’s name attached to it? And if the Dodgers pay Matt enough, then what? The Dodgers will consist of Matt, Kersh,and…….who? Maybe it’s because Matt is young and for now he thinks he can manage to be on a team of nobodys for a few years (and that few years is from the time Frank is actually forced to sell the team).

      • I’m thinking the next owner will (A) Want to make a splash, and (B) Will need to in order to get butts in the seats again, sign a couple of big name FAs, which I think with Matt would at least make the team “competitive” until they can rebuild the farm.

        The longer Frank stays though, the less chance this team has in recovering before 2015 IMO.

  4. nellyjune says:

    As far Greg Maddux, he would have been such an asset to our young pitchers and “at the time” young staff as well. Maybe he saw the writing on the wall long before we did. Doesn’t it make you wonder about all the players who have left (either on their own or from Ned’s incompetence)and what they think about what has happened? I am guessing very thankful they got out when they did.

  5. I see Dre’s not starting tonight.

  6. Ok, it’s an ingrown toenail.

  7. messagebear says:

    Other than for those of us who love Andre, as much for his character as the contribution that he can make, at this stage of the season what difference does it really make whether he plays a given game or not? The team isn’t going anywhere either way. For that matter, I’m not looking for Andre to be around next season either. Based on this year’s performance, is he really worth something north of $10 million a year based on what he would be awarded in arbitration? If I’m offering an extended contract to anybody, I’d conserve all my marbles and put them on Matt or some legitimate FA who’s likely to improve the team in the future.
    Andre has had his day at least with this team, and the record just isn’t there.

    • JhallWally says:

      Have to agree with you Bear. Ethier is not worth 10M+ per year. His numbers right now are not much better than Juan Pierre. Pierre has produced(runs scored + rbi – HR) 93 runs and Ethier 100 thru yesterday. And, at 30 years old, he is pretty much what he is going to be. Besides, with the current ownership and financial issues, they need to concentrate the resources on locking up and keeping Kemp for the next 5 to 7 years. There are only 2 players on this team that are not replaceable either because a similar player doesn’t exist or is not available. Kemp and Kersh. Kersh isn’t a FA until 2015.

  8. trublu4ever says:

    My receiver went out on my main TV….shit! Won’t get a new one until Monday. Now I have to listen on game day or run back and forth to my bedroom and watch there. Oh, well, i think I’ll run back and forth….need the exercise and want to chat with my buddies here on OTD. I’m too lazy to move my computer to the bedroom.

  9. DodgerZona says:

    Hendry fired as Cub’s GM? Please Ned take the Cubs job….Wasn’t Ned with the Cubs along time ago?

  10. DodgerZona says:

    LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti, who grew up in Chicago and began his baseball career as a publicist and later a baseball-operations assistant with the Chicago Cubs, declined to directly address rumors he could be a candidate to replace Jim Hendry, who was fired on Friday as the Cubs GM.

  11. DodgerZona says:

    “I have a contract and a commitment to the Dodgers,” Colletti said. “Until somebody tells me otherwise, that is where my focus is and where my efforts will be.”

  12. DodgerZona says:

    Commitment to the Dodgers…..More like i’m so far up McBroke’s arse

  13. DodgerZona says:

    I’m with you there Tru….Please Ned go get that Cub job

  14. Shit, knowing Frank he’d just go out and hire Hendry.

  15. DodgerZona says:

    Rick Hahn and Josh Byrnes are two that i’m sure the Cubs will go after

  16. DodgerZona says:

    Very true Beav

  17. Wow, 2 runs already.

    So how things in AZ DZona?

  18. Another nice AB from Rivera. I actually don’t mind having Juan around next year IF he’s a bench player.

  19. trublu4ever says:

    OMG….Loney got a hit!

  20. Barajas is sure putting on a drive for next years contract.

  21. grizzy says:

    As long as McCourt owns the team, I don’t think it makes a hell of a lot of difference who the GM is.

    • JhallWally says:

      I have to disagree with you there Grizzy. There plenty of teams out there that have a better record than the Dodgers on much less money than Ned has at his disposal. Granted, with Frank pilaging alot of the money, we can’t spend like a team in the 2nd largest market like we should be. But, we do have the 12th highest payroll in baseball. Ned has wasted more than some teams actually spend per year on payroll.

  22. I don’t think Kuroda knows how to pitch when they score him some runs.

  23. DodgerZona says:

    Sorry Beav i was away from the comp…..Thing’s are good in Az….Hot and Humid lol

  24. Well, gotta go for a little bit. The dog’s come to get me to go watch TV with her.

  25. vl4eccjr says:

    Gwynn with a dinger?
    The way these fly balls are going, it makes me wonder if someone unplugged the humidor.

  26. nedisajerk says:

    I love Coors Field for us but not for the Rockies.

  27. nedisajerk says:

    I really want to see Gordon hit in this ballpark.

  28. Nellyjune says:

    DBacks list and gnats are losing 6-0 🙂

  29. Nellyjune says:

    That would “lost”

  30. trublu4ever says:

    Geez, I hate Coors Field! You NEVER have enough runs!!!!!

  31. dodgereric says:

    Hey chums! I was channel-surfing between innings and missed out on what shelved Barajas. He’s wifey’s little darling and she’s wondering big time. Little help?

  32. trublu4ever says:

    I’m liking the tattooed kid!

  33. I like how they’re answering back tonight after the Rox score a run.

  34. trublu4ever says:

    I wonder if a 6 run lead is enough for GrrRear?!

  35. To bad no one (Bunnynutts) has ever been able to help Elbert with his control. He’s got decent stuff.

  36. selltheteam says:

    Kemp ejected for no apparent reason. He must have cursed the first base umpire after his checked swing strikeout.

    • trublu4ever says:

      That sucked…he wasn’t even facing the ump! Already in the dugout.

    • vl4eccjr says:

      Some of these umps are just commie assholes on a big power trip.

      • trublu4ever says:

        I watch a lot of games and, this years group of umpires have been pathetic. Like you say, way too much attitude and weird as hell strike zones. All of a sudden, they need a “style”! I thought there was a strike zone by the book. But, they think they have the right to set their own. Also, a lot of close plays on the bases were blown,

  37. trublu4ever says:

    Woo-Hoo….2 in a row!

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