Tag Archives: Joe Maddon

Big Dodgers’ Issues As the NLCS Begins

Over the years, so much has been made of the underwhelming performances turned in by Clayton Kershaw during the post season. Each year, as the Dodgers proceed to the playoffs with the hopes of a World Series berth, their fate … Continue reading

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End of MLB PreSeason and Start of the Real Thing, and Awards

When I was growing up, there were 16 major league baseball teams, eight in each league, with no divisions. The eight in each league played for first place, as that team that finished first was the ONLY team that went … Continue reading

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Heyward Rain Delay Speech Mere Hyperbole, Still Worst 2016 Free Agent Signing

On March 9, 2016, I wrote “2016’s Worst Free-Agent Signings” and number one on the list was the absurd signing of and repugnant contract negotiated that brought Jason Heyward to the Chicago Cubs for eight seasons, in exchange for the … Continue reading

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Happy Days Are Here Again!

Note: I have been away from blogging, here and on other blogs, due to the bulk of my time being taken up by a four-month-long major project, that is now behind me. My absence here had nothing to do with … Continue reading

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Friedman Taking Over – Is mattingly on Borrowed Time?

The bright ray of hope that the empty uniform non-manager don mattingly might have been sent packing upon the hiring of Andrew Friedman as the Dodgers new head of baseball operations quickly vanished when Friedman endorsed the left-over turkey to … Continue reading

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Cubs, Epstein, Do Not Miss Opportunity that Dodgers, Friedman Ignore

Opportunities to hire great managerial talents come along infrequently, and to miss such an opportunity can reduce an organization, no matter how much money they have to spend, to little more than an embarrassing also ran. For the second time … Continue reading

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Friedman to Dodgers a Great Move, But Do They Have Too Many Chiefs?

It was a great move on the part of the best team money can buy to bring in now former Tampa Bay General Manager Andrew Friedman to the front office, but shouldn’t he have been named the new general manager, … 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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