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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Druff View Post
    Lasorda was a good manager for the '70s and '80s.

    He was not good at evaluating talent.

    His biggest mistake involved Pedro Martinez. After Pedro had a great first season pitching out of the bullpen in 1993, Lasorda was repeatedly telling the front office that Pedro had no future as a starting pitcher.

    "He's way too small", said Lasorda. Indeed, listed as 5'10", but actually even shorter, Pedro was one of the few Major League pitchers who wasn't tall, and his small body just didn't seem destined for pitching greatness.

    However, he performed damn well in 1993, and was the brother of the highly-touted (but ultimately mediocre) Ramon Martinez, so they should have given him more of a chance. Instead, they shipped him out for the lolbad Delino Deshields, in one really was one of the worst trades of all time.

    Had Pedro been a few inches taller, the '90s and '00s Dodgers would have been a far different story.
    also, the 1998 Paul Konerko (minor leaguer at the time) for Jeff Shaw trade stunk too...the Dodgers were 8 games out mid season and trade for Shaw, too far behind to catch up...Shaw had a few good years left but meanwhile, Konerko goes on to play for 15 more years and to hit over 400 mlb career home runs, mostly with the White Sox
    (long before there was a PFA i had my Grenade & Crossbones avatar at DD)

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    To be fair about Konerko, he looked like a bust. The Reds also gave up on him after the trade.

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    Dodgers @ Padres Monday

    I can’t wait

    Bellinger has a sore lat. Doesn’t explain his struggles - just interesting. Sit out?


    Will Dodgers have fight club vs Astros? Everyone challenges suspensions so no affect on Padres. Again, interesting. Whatever became of that bum Machine gun/Fight Club Kelly?

    The Padres series will be a litmus test against a playoff caliber team. I still kinda don’t know who the Dodgers really are.

    In the Dodgers defense, (because above all I am a fair guy with respect to the Todgers) the reward for winning the division outright is insane. They should get a bye or something. A 3 game series agains a hot Giants team in an even year is not right. I wouldn’t even want to see an upset. Yes, I said that. That’s not good for the sport.
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    Astros bus coming into Dodger Stadium:


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    ive just seen 4 walks in a row. wtf mets

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    So who had Alec Mills as a guy to throw a no-hitter?

    I actually have him on my fantasy team, but he was reserved!

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    Biggest Dodgers series of the year.

    Weird Dodgers lineup. Bellinger 6th. Seager DH. I get it but it’s interesting to look at. Thank god for Mookie.

    Padres Lamet has taken 2 no hitters thru 5.

    We will see if Kershaw has his slider tonight.

    We will be the only two in America watching this Druff. If you want to share the pain I’m here.

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    While Druff is finishing his pregame prayers.

    They say when Dodgers return from San Diego they may go right into a bubble. MLB doesn’t want to risk a playoff COVID blowup.

    Celibacy may cure the slump.

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    Sharp break on the first Kersh slider I saw. Which is good, of course. Everything else plays off of it.

    This is gonna be tasty

    I apologize. I promised to be civil about Dodgers til playoffs.

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    Arrow

    Walk Bellinger? He’s an automatic out. Wow

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    Yeah, I know you’re ignoring me cause I always give away the ending.

    7th inning and the 1st baseman Muncy glitching on the guy at 3rd Profar for a run. Then the next Muncy error. Step toward third and look him back. Muncy don’t know. He was at third yesterday

    It is the Dodgers predisposition to being cute. In this case, the idea that they can treat their lineup as just 8 utility fielders. Just plug and play based on some theoretical math.

    If I didn’t have a scorecard I would have no idea who is playing what position today.



    This works against Seattle and San Fran but I’d tighten that shit up 2 weeks from now.

    Series, game, total over 8 (freeroll now). Lost the 1st 5 Padres.
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    Game turned to fail really quickly

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    Was listening to LA 570AM pregame cause the Dodgers lineup was so late and Kershaw was not confirmed by MLB & the books. Everyone said he was pitching but I need to see it posted on MLB

    I used to listen to other cities sports talk a few years ago. Weather, and gossip. Gotta get back to that.

    I was betting into this all afternoon not quite sure. Man, the Dodgers were late.

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    Mets still 1st in who MLB for AVG and OBP, but now 6 games below .500. So frustrating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrTickle View Post
    Mets still 1st in who MLB for AVG and OBP, but now 6 games below .500. So frustrating.
    Im a Met fan too actually, and this is a weird year actually all together right. The Mets are doing the right things to get better I think, theyll get there in a couple years Max and be a much more competitive team in the NL then.

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    I keep getting Dominic Smith every year on my fantasy team and hope he works out. The Mets keep mishandling him, so he doesn't.

    Finally this year, they're letting him play, and he's doing very well.

    Anyway, Degrom is injured, it appears, so donk fucking down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Druff View Post
    I keep getting Dominic Smith every year on my fantasy team and hope he works out. The Mets keep mishandling him, so he doesn't.

    Finally this year, they're letting him play, and he's doing very well.

    Anyway, Degrom is injured, it appears, so donk fucking down.
    He'll be back for for Game 1 against the Dodgers! (in my dreams)

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    DEGROM IS GOD

  20. #320
    Looks like Manfred wants to keep the Covid playoffs going forward.

    I’m a fan of the expanded playoffs,” Manfred said of this year’s 16-team field. “…I think getting back to that three-game series in the first round is a positive change. I think the initial round could have the kind of appeal you see in the early couple days in the NCAA tournament. It’s going to be crazy
    Mind you, not a single fucking game has been played. He has no idea how this will work out. Top ten reasons for potential fail include playing every day back to back. Playoff rotations toasted.

    How you think Druff’s Ferris Buehler is gonna fare with his blister this year? That’s actionable stuff btw. Yw

    Why play 162 games just for seeding? Why play 162 to get to .500? NCAA basketball plays a handful of regular season games. It’s a different structure altogether. You want to go from 162 regular games to 80 or 60 we can talk about that bit I’m not leaning into that either.

    If this happens I’m done. It would be an easy decision too.

    Idiot

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