August 7, 2011

I can think of one word for our current state:


Frank should fire Ned immediately for his latest trade debacle. He should have been gone after the Andruw Jones and Juan Pierre signings. With the fans on a boycott and not a whole lot to get excited about this season, bringing in TRob to play LF would have been a positive diversion and at least some reason for optimism going forward in these dark ownership and GM times.

Ned Colletti has done as much to destroy the Dodgers on the field as Frank has to destroy them off the field. Even with the McCourts raping the team for their own personal interests, the team could have remained respectable and competitive on the field if we had a good/real GM and not a castoff G’aint and Cub PR guy.

Unfortunately, it looks like it is going to take a long time to fix the ownership and financial problems now that it is in our court system. However, a good first step in starting the resurrection of the Dodger franchise is immediately available.


This Day in Dodgers History

On August 7,2003 – Fireballer Eric Gagne ties the single-season record for consecutive saves to start a season established in 1995 by Jose Mesa of the Indians. The Dodger closer strikes out the Reds’ side in the ninth inning for his 38th save this season and 46th consecutive regular-season save overall.


Worst of the Worst?

July 30, 2011

Recently, I posted a quick Top 3 worst signings for Ned Colletti. In my belief, the top 3 are as follows:

1. Jason Schmidt

2. Juan Uribe

3. Andruw Jones

Many chose to change the order, and yet some decided to abstain. But I take to you OTD readers and bloggers alike, who are your Top 10 worst signings for Ned?

With this man, I’m sure we can all agree on some and disagree on others.

On mine, I have Loiza, Wunsch, Venafro, among others. The Ortiz brother’s count as one.

Build your Top 10 (or as many as you feel like posting) worst signings, and see where we can all agree to disagree.

This Day in Dodgers History

On July 30, 2004 – In a blockbuster trade, the Marlins deal Brad Penny, the winner of two World Series games last season, first baseman Hee Seop Choi and southpaw prospect Bill Murphy (will be traded to the Diamondbacks tomorrow) to the Dodgers for backstop Paul Lo Duca, relief pitcher Guillermo Mota and much-traveled outfielder Juan Encarnacion.