Category Archives: Major League Baseball

Are the Angels a Playoff Team?

With the Dodgers in the midst of a season for the ages, it’s been awfully easy to overlook the Angels, who most people wrote off for 2017, figuring their only battle would be to avoid the American League West cellar. … Continue reading

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Hit, Hit, Homer – the Tony Cingrani Story

Batter Up! Single Batter Up! Single Batter Up! After a Wild Pitch, HOME RUN! The Tony Cingrani Story, in a nutshell. I have great problems with the awful trade that brought tonight’s starter Yu Darvish to the Dodgers, but Darvish … Continue reading

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More on the Folly of the Darvish Trade

The thought of Yu Darvish, a declining, over-rated barely .500 pitcher possibly replacing Kenta Maeda in the Dodgers’ starting rotation is very depressing. As I wrote after the trade, giving up power hitting Willie Calhoun, who strikes out just about … Continue reading

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Dodgers’ Deals Today Were BAD NEWS

The world of Dodgers’ fandom is rejoicing, thinking with the moves the team made today that a world series title has been assured. People in the media and fans across SoCal have not bought into hype like this since the … Continue reading

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Angels’ Pitching, Always an Issue

Garrett Richards, Matt Shoemaker, Andrew Haney, Tyler Skaggs and Nick Tropeano. Nice sounding rotation. Solid guys with a track record in Richards and Shoemaker, top-of-rotation talent in the phenom Heaney, and solid young prospects in Skaggs and Tropeano. Well, as … Continue reading

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Dodgers Strike Out in Today’s Personnel Moves

A couple of days ago, the Dodgers’ had completed a sweep of the Colorado Rockies, extending their winning streak to ten games, and increasing their National League West lead. However since then, they first learned that outfielder Franklin Gutierrez has … Continue reading

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Urias’ Career Derailed, He’s No Longer a Top Prospect

There have been a couple of monumental advances in sports injury medicine over the past few decades that produced surgical procedures that have saved the careers of untold numbers of players, stars and journeyman alike, from the pioneering work of … Continue reading

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Suddenly Need Pitching? NOT Jose Quintana

How quickly fortunes change in baseball. It seems like it was just hours ago when the Dodgers were rich in starting pitching, with manager Dave Roberts juggling seven starters by putting healthy pitchers on the ten-day disabled list here and … Continue reading

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“Kike” Hernandez – And What If His Name Began With An “N”?

LA Dodgers utility player Enrique Hernandez chooses to use as his preferred nickname a disgusting religious slur, and no one cares. Throughout “polite”, i.e. “white” society, the use of the “N” word is universally vilified, finding a place in today’s … Continue reading

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