Dodgers A’s Game Two


We don’t know who is pitching.  We don’t yet know the lineup.  We don’t even know who’s still on the team.  But we know one thing:  the comments on the last post are getting mixed around.

So here’s a new post.  Carry on.


149 Responses to Dodgers A’s Game Two

  1. crash24now says:

    32and53fan noticed that Latos’ FIP was #10 on my prior list. Maybe he is good for something after all. But the Dodgers still need to land either Hamels or Price.

    Not that it will help them go deep in the playoffs. Hard to do that when the offense is not performing.

  2. crash24now says:

    Ugh. Looks like Donnie’s trying to shake things up? Can’t be any worse than giving up a K at the beginning of every game.

    Rollins SS
    Kendrick 2B
    Gonzalez 1B
    Grandal C
    Ethier LF
    Puig RF
    Pederson CF
    Guerrero 3B
    Bolsinger P

  3. crash24now says:

    Whose bed did Callaspo shit in? I was told Guerrero is ….

  4. crash24now says:

    Dang it, D4! We’ve got a long ways to go to catch up with your futurecomment! 🙂

    Dodger4life says:
    July 30, 2015 at 7:10 PM (Edit)

    You’ll have your Latos Iced and like it!!

  5. crash24now says:

    On base percentage over last seven days:

    Rollins .471
    Pederson .273

  6. Dodger4life says:

    Joe Frisaro ‏@JoeFrisaro 9m9 minutes ago
    Standing in #Marlins dugout is Mat Latos, in uniform, in a holding pattern on deal I’ve been told is “complicated.” #Dodgers

  7. crash24now says:

    Forty-five hours until trade deadline…

  8. oldbrooklynfan says:


  9. crash24now says:

    Braves are part of three team deal in the Latos/Morse trade. Wonder what that means?

  10. zonadodger says:

    Yes indeed the Braves are the 3rd team…..Heard if Marlins/Dodgers deal goes thru LA would get young SP to put in rotation right now form Atl…per joel sherman

  11. zonadodger says:

    Maybe Julio Teheran coming from Atl to Dodgers?

  12. nedisajerk says:

    I hope is Shelby Miller lol.

  13. zonadodger says:

    Dodgers Would Acquire Alex Wood As Part Of Mat Latos Deal

  14. trublu4ever says:

    I’m getting confused with all this ….. I thought we were going after Price or Hamels…..then, I heard it was almost a sure thing Cole would be a Ranger……so, are we still going to be in on Price? The one pitcher flying under the radar and is pretty darned good is the Reds’ Leake.

  15. trublu4ever says:

    Just heard it’s the Braves Wood, plus reliever Jim Johnson.

  16. zonadodger says:

    LOL Tru…Tradedeadline…crazy stuff…From what i’m reading it’s Alex Wood,Jim Johnson and Latos to LA….Not sure who’s going to Atl….That draft pick from Mia? Mike Morse?

  17. Dodger4life says:

    Who’s going to Philly???

  18. zonadodger says:

    Alex Wood and Latos….No Price or Hamels? lol

  19. trublu4ever says:

    And, don’t forget folks, it is only Wednesday!

  20. zonadodger says:

    LOL….Only Wed….Maybe Puig will be a goner by Fri

  21. zonadodger says:

    And Peraza maybe going to LA…One of Atl’s best prospects

  22. zonadodger says:

    Dodgers, Marlins, Braves 3-team deal now nearing completion, source says. Morosi

  23. zonadodger says:

    Hector Olivera going to Atl? lol

  24. Dodger4life says:

    This is some crazy trading going on…
    These guys have a big pot of journeyman gumbo brewing..

  25. trublu4ever says:

    Now I’m hearing Wood is going to be flipped in deal for Price.

  26. The Beav says:

    Ned better not trade Kemp or Ethier and keep rag armed JP.

  27. trublu4ever says:

    Cole is a Ranger…! Also heard Paco is in deal going to Braves.

  28. oldbrooklynfan says:

    Nice thing to do on your bobblehead night.

  29. crash24now says:

    Nice clutch hit by Kike!

  30. trublu4ever says:

    Oh, my, we have the lead!

  31. oldbrooklynfan says:

    Fighting for first place.

  32. oldbrooklynfan says:

    Back up a 1/2.

  33. trublu4ever says:

    Yay…..we did it!

  34. griz says:

    10 runs? 8 with two outs? Two hits from Rollins?
    On a more serious note, if Rollins is able keep this up for a couple of months it would make a big difference in production.

  35. griz says:

    Yikes! I saw where some analysts think the Dodgers will have to give up Urias to complete a deal with Detroit for Price. All in for this year, but that’s pretty chancey with Greinke and Price having the ability to walk. Freidman must think he’s a pretty convincing guy along with having the combo to the vault.

  36. messagebear says:

    Getting Latos and Wood, plus a couple of relievers seems kind of a mediocre trade to me. In spite of the DL casualties, it’s not the pitching that is failing us, because our substitute #4 and #5’s have pretty much done what you expect of that level pitching. I don’t see Latos or Wood particularly excelling in that respect. I don’t mind giving up Oliver or Paco and the three named minor league pitchers. I just don’t see how this acquisition will translate into post-season success.

  37. crash24now says:

    I honestly don’t think this FO is going to trade Urias for a rental, even one of David Price’s caliber.

    The 3-team trade resolved a lot of this year’s pitching issues. But it did nothing to help the offense going into the 2015 playoffs. If anything, we gave up a potential high impact bat in Olivera.

    The trade does help the Dodgers into 2016 and beyond, picking up solid long-term adds in Wood, Alivan, and Peraza. The question is whether Wood will be flipped to pick up Price as a rental.

  38. Dodger4life says:

    No added ace again will be such a fucking letdown. Lagging offense, or not!

  39. zonadodger says:

    Yup Tru look’s like Price to Tor….

  40. zonadodger says:

    Tor gave up there #1 prospect for 2 months of Price lol

  41. Dodger40ozlife says:

    I’d just like to say that Colonel Friedman and the bucket of drumsticks brigade.

  42. Dodger40ozlife says:

    Cluckety-Cluck-Cluck!!! Cluckety-Cluck!!!

  43. Dodger40ozlife says:

  44. Dodger40ozlife says:

    If they somehow manage to pull King Felix out of a bucket. I’ll eat my words! Better yet, I’ll eat a live free range chicken!

  45. Dodger40ozlife says:

    You can buy 20 stinking McNuggets for $5 at Micky D’s. Yet we have a payroll over $250 million.

  46. Bear on Roids says:

    Can the Cluck’n-fuckers slug their way out of a 3-piece meal tomorrow with Kershaw on the hill??? Or, will they remain bubbling in a crusted pot pie???

  47. koufax1963 says:

    Hey, remember the Dodgers have 2 ACES, we need a solid 3, 4 and some BP help. If latos comes fine, if he is productive. There are some 2nd tier pitching that can be acquired, that would make our SP much more formidable.
    The Blue Jays are getting serious.

  48. zonadodger says:

    To Dodgers: Wood, Latos, Morse, Avilan, Johnson, Peraza, Arroyo

    To Braves: Olivera, Paco, Bird, pick

    To Marlins: Brigham, Guzman, Araujo…..Per Jeff Passan

  49. zonadodger says:

    Guess were taking on Arroyo to lmao….He’s done for the yr?

  50. crash24now says:

    Looked it up last night – “Security Benefit” is a Guggenheim company. They advertise for free at Dodgers Stadium.

    • Dodger4life says:

      If it was a McCourt company it would pay twice the fee. Remember him renting out Dodger Stadium to the Dodgers???

  51. Dodger40ozlife says:

    The Los Angeles Dodgers have traded Alex Guerrero and Bronson Arroyo for the rights to open an El Pollo Loco franchise in Norco.

  52. messagebear says:

    A bunch of Guggenholes, that’s what we have.
    Can’t really complain about not getting a real stud in the trades.
    With a $300 million, or thereabouts payroll, and paying out around $80 million for players now with other teams, why should you be missing pieces that you need to get to the World Series. Even the Yankees could do it for less for so many years. We just have too many Guggenholes running this outfit, plus a manage it in the locker room and on the field.

  53. griz says:

    I guess we would have had to give up Seager and/or Urias to get Price or that other guy. I’m glad we still have them. We’ve already got two aces and a mid-level pitcher or two will be enough to stabilize the rotation.

  54. The Beav says:

    Wondering if the FO recognizes all the shortcomings of this club and is willing to roll the dice if/when they get to the playoffs – certainly this team has as much talent as anyone else, but not the heart and leadership needed in order to go “all in” like the Jays.

    Wood could be a valuable starter next season, and in addition to still needing to replace McCarthy, we’ll be needing to replace Greinke and Anderson as well (and who knows about Ryu?) So now you have Kersh and Wood, maybe Ryu to start with. With the bazillion dollars coming off the books next season, they’ll more than likely either resign Greinke or sign Price (no giving up a draft pick now.) At some point next year Urias will likely start as may DeLeon. They might like what they see in Latos also, who probably would make a decent 4 or 5 starter.

    I have no illusions of this team doing anything in the playoffs anyway. Hell, I’m already waiting for next year.

  55. crash24now says:

    DFA’s all around:

    Brandon Beachy
    Chris Heisey
    Michael Morse
    Chin-Hui Tsao

  56. crash24now says:

    Yeah, they’re playing games with me, too.

  57. messagebear says:

    I expect the usual thing will happen with Latos and Wood now that they’ve been added to the team – they will each have a couple of good games and then succumb to the malaise of getting complacent with being in the big market and being managed by the Mattingly.

  58. crash24now says:

    Then they will be treated and trained by Stan Conte and his team, then they’ll go to the DL ala McCarthy.

  59. trublu4ever says:

    To make room for the new players…..Beachy, Heisey, Morse and Tsao were DFAd. Love this part!

  60. messagebear says:

    And the Guggenholes have to pay Morse’s salary for the rest of this year and next year, I believe. Only the Guggenholes can pay something over $80 million in salaries for players who’re not any longer on our club. Most franchises don’t pay that much in salaries for all of their playing team. Like I said, I’m wishing for a disastrous market crash to wipe them out and maybe see them have to sell the franchise.

  61. griz says:

    The things you have to go through to get a pitcher.

  62. koufax1963 says:

    I like the deal. Throw in Arroyo in next year, at least the Dodgers won’t face him. 30 yr old olivero, and paco for the reinforcements in SP and BP. I salute the FO, what the Dodgers desperately needed they supplied! Now if the others would start hitting the damn ball like in the 7th inning last night we are on the way!

  63. kahliforni says:

    I think the FO did fine. It’s no sweat off my nose if they pay the piper in luxury tax. I like Latos, always have. And the trading deadline isn’t over. Still, I have no illusions about this season, not with the current “regime” in the dugout, including manager and hitting coach. By the way, this team on TV yet? No, I didn’t think so.

  64. JhallWally says:

    The bullpen sucked and needs help. I hope this trade takes care of that..
    The bottom line is; it doesn’t matter what you do when the weakest link is the manager.

  65. crash24now says:

    The Dodgers are still on the hunt for additional pitching help. Today they are pursuing Carlos Carrasco from the Indians and Yovani Gallardo from the Rangers.

  66. The Beav says:

    Funny how all the pundits feel we’ve won the front office war last October, we won the winter meetings, now we’ve won the trade deadline, and yet on the field the team doesn’t perform any better than it has the last 27 years.

  67. oldbrooklynfan says:

    I’m a little disappointed we didn’t get Hamels or Price. Personally I wouldn’t of mind trading Seager or Urias to get one of them and then signing him in 2016.
    Of course it’s easy for me to say this as I don’t follow the minor leagues that much but I know that Seager and Urias have a lot of value.

    • The Beav says:

      The thing is Brooklyn, both have a lot of miles on those arms to give up Seager or Urias. Price they can now sign after this season with no strings attached if they want to. You just can’t give up a big bat middle infielder under team control for the next 6 years for a rental or a pitcher with that many innings already. BBMIs are too hard to come by. Plus they’ve already slated him to be the SS next season.

      Several reasons not to give up Urias. First, he’s at worst a #2 starter and could probably hold his own in the majors right now. Plus he too is cost controlled for the next 6 years. Second, I think the FO money people see him as the second coming of Fernando and all the merchandising and mania that will bring.

      Honestly, If they can’t win with the team they have, they don’t deserve it anyway.

  68. crash24now says:

    Aroldis Chapman is still a possibility. The clock is ticking – 3 1/2 hours to go!

  69. griz says:

    Right, crash. I was just about to post that.
    Everything considered, I would consider giving up one of the two prospects if we could get the Manny of ten years ago. Just day dreaming, I guess, but he was fun for a little bit. Sure could use a bat like that now.

  70. Dodger4life says:

    Name the blogger who said this???
    phan, phan, phan…you either cheat or you don’t. The only difference between Manny and Romero is skill level, and I think we both know who wins that contest. Just remember, come July 3, and I quote a famous blogger, “The dude did his time for being stupid, and he is eligible to play.”

  71. crash24now says:

    Sixty minutes left for a last minute deal….

  72. Dodger4life says:

    More phan fun
    Wow. What’s with all the empty seats? Nice fanbase.
    By phan52

    Maybe because most of them are at Staples you think that the only game in town?
    By shad80

  73. Dodger4life says:

    Watch us make a deal with San Diego….

  74. zonadodger says:

    Morse for Tabata? lol ok

  75. griz says:

    Who is this Tabata?

    • crash24now says:

      “Journeyman” outfielder for the Pirates – rf/lf. .275 hitter, no power, used to have speed (emphasis on used to). Moving from Pirates AAA club to Dodgers AAA club.

  76. crash24now says:

    Ummm…did Beav say Wilson sucks? He was just put on the DL!

  77. kahliforni says:

    You know, I thought that was me smacking Phan but I didn’t want guess myself as the answer. He sure has disappeared since the Phils went belly up. He really pissed me off when Broxton gave up the bomb and lost the NLCS and then he shows up on ITD to rub salt in our collective wounds. What a sweetheart he was…

  78. messagebear says:

    “Thanks Bolsinger; screw you Bolsinger”, by Friedman, consigning him to AAA. Well, it’ll be interesting to see how Latos and Wood perform in his place.

  79. griz says:

    Speaking of Broxton, he’s now with Cards. Assuming we get to the playoffs and assuming he hasn’t pitched his way off the team maybe he can return the favor. Wasn’t it Rollins with a game winner? How would that be for some irony.

  80. Dodger4life says:

    Bill James list of best young players at the conclusion of the 2008 season
    1. Prince Fielder, Milwaukee Brewers first baseman, age 24
     2. Hanley Ramirez, Florida Marlins shortstop, age 24
     3. Tim Lincecum, San Francisco Giants pitcher, age 24
     4. David Wright, New York Mets third baseman, age 25
     5. Ryan Braun, Milwaukee Brewers left fielder, age 24
     6. Dustin Pedroia, Boston Red Sox second baseman, age 24
     7. Matt Kemp, Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder, age 23
     8. Francisco Rodriguez, Los Angeles Angels pitcher, age 26
     9. Jose Reyes, New York Mets shortstop, age 25
    10. Nick Markakis, Baltimore Orioles right fielder, age 24
    11. Joakim Soria, Kansas City Royals pitcher, age 24
    12. Ryan Zimmerman, Washington Nationals third baseman, age 23
    13. Cole Hamels, Philadelphia Phillies pitcher, age 24
    14. Troy Tulowitzki, Colorado Rockies shortstop, age 23
    15. Felix Hern! andez, Seattle Mariners pitcher, age 22
    16. Jon Lester, Boston Red Sox pitcher, age 24
    17. Evan Longoria, Tampa Bay Rays third baseman, age 22
    18. John Danks, Chicago White Sox pitcher, age 23
    19. Adrian Gonzalez, San Diego Padres first baseman, age 26
    20. James Loney, Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman, age 24
    21. Stephen Drew, Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop, age 25
    22. Brian McCann, Atlanta Braves catcher, age 24
    23. Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers first baseman, age 25
    24. Grady Sizemore, Cleveland Indians center fielder, age 25
    25. Joey Votto, Cincinnati Reds first baseman, age 24

    James also listed teams in order of overall young talent currently on the big league squad:

     1. Minnesota Twins
     2. Arizona Diamondbacks
     3. Tampa Bay Rays
     4. Florida Marlins
     5. Kansas City Royals
     6. Milwaukee Brewers
     7. Cleveland Indians
     8. Colorado Rockies
     9. Atlanta Braves
    10. Boston Red Sox
    11. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
    12. Oakland A’s
    13. Los Angeles Dodgers
    14. St. Louis Cardinals
    15. Cincinnati Reds
    16. New York Mets
    17. Pittsburgh Pirates
    18. Seattle Mariners
    19. Texas Rangers
    20. Philadelphia Phillies
    21. San Diego Padres
    22. San Francisco Giants
    23. Washington Nationals
    24. Baltimore Orioles
    25. Chicago White Sox
    26. Chicago Cubs
    27. Detroit Tigers
    28. Toronto Blue Jays
    29. New York Yankees
    30. Houston Astros

  81. Dodger4life says:

    So Tabata fits in nicely with all the other bata’s???

  82. koufax1963 says:

    Its over right? OK, so the gnats picked up Leake, thats all they did.
    No disrespect to Leake. But its obvious the NL West is a two team race. The Dodgers owe some sweeps to Gnats in the remainder of the season. I hope this inspires the team going forward, getting the Pitching help the FO provided.
    It was fun seeing all the posts from the “Inside te Dodgers”

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