Tag Archives: Chris Withrow

Free Agent Showdown at A T & T

This afternoon the possessors of the fifth and ninth worst free agent contracts of the 2015-2016 off season square off against each other as the Dodgers and Giants play the final game of their first series of the year. But … Continue reading

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Uribe Trade is Shear Idiocy

The trade of infielders and pitchers between the Dodgers and the Braves that was made, unmade, and made again, is beyond stupid and borders on the machinations of lunacy. In the deal as now reported, the Dodgers are sending third … Continue reading

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Are the Dodgers Any Better Today Than On Opening Day, 2014?

The answer is, most likely, no. but it is not a simple question to answer. First and foremost, the Dodgers are significantly better defensively. With Jimmy Rollins the new shortstop replacing Hanley Ramirez, the infield defense is vastly improved. Howie … Continue reading

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The Turning Point for Last Season’s Dodgers’ Bullpen, and Looking Forward

The 2014 Los Angeles Dodgers had, when healthy, a dominating starting rotation, and a reliable, shut-down closer in Kenley Jansen. Their major weakness on the field, as opposed to in the dugout, was the rest of the bullpen, which, when … Continue reading

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Mattingly’s Statements After Playoff Blowout Show Why He Must Go

After the Best Team Money Can Buy, the $240 Million per year Los Angeles Dodgers, failed to win even a National League Division Series, let alone get to and maybe win the World Series, the empty uniform non-manager don mattingly … Continue reading

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The Epidemic of Elbow Injuries – Tommy John Should Have Gotten a Trademark

I’ve written a couple of times this season about the ever-increasing number of starting pitchers suffering season-ending and career-threatening elbow injuries that have required “Tommy John” transplant surgery*. While my focus was on starters, relief pitchers are just as susceptible … Continue reading

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Bullpen Issues Hit Both Dodgers and Angels

The Angels went into the 2014 season relying on the continued success of Ernesto Frieri as their closer. Frieri has held that spot for Mike Scioscia since his acquisition in late 2012, and while he had one very rough spot … Continue reading

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