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    Done deal. A-Gone batting 4th tonight!

    I am very anxious to see if Beckett turns his season around thanks to new surroundings.
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    Well, for all the offensive shoring up there is not a lot to show for it. Big spending with little result!!
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    Season over? The most underperforming team in the whole of the majors? What is the answer for next year? A new hitting coach? A new manager? A huge dose of pride? All 3?
    "A hot dog at the ballgame beats roast beef at the Ritz." ~Humphrey Bogart

    No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference. ~Tommy Lasorda

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    Quote Originally Posted by DownUnderDodger View Post
    Season over? The most underperforming team in the whole of the majors? What is the answer for next year? A new hitting coach? A new manager? A huge dose of pride? All 3?
    I don't know if they are under-performing with what they have. With the injuries, the pitching staff isn't good. Kemp is hurt. If those components were healthy, they would be better. Then again, if the Cards had Carp and Berkman this year and Craig didn't miss 40+ days again... most teams can play that game too.

    Also, Hanley hasn't been good for 3 years. It will be interesting to see what happens to A-Gon.

    So with the available healthy players, I think 5-10 games over looks about right.
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    My first post! Lifelong Dodger fan, therefore used to frustration. I'm sure it's too little, too late, but I predicted many months ago that it'd go down to the last series vs. the Giants. Turns out I was right, but I did think it'd be more than just a formality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toomanyhatz View Post
    My first post! Lifelong Dodger fan, therefore used to frustration. I'm sure it's too little, too late, but I predicted many months ago that it'd go down to the last series vs. the Giants. Turns out I was right, but I did think it'd be more than just a formality.
    If they win tonight, they will be just 2 games back with 4 to play. Very doable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew C. View Post
    If they win tonight, they will be just 2 games back with 4 to play. Very doable.
    Doable, but counting on the Cards to lose, and the Cards have not been cooperating of late. Notwithstanding tonight, of course, but 4-0 is not an insurmountable lead.

    It would be crazy if it came down to a tie-breaker game then a wildcard game, then a division series vs. 3 different teams. Shades of the White Sox in '09.

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    Everyone . . . BELIEVE.
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    "My name is Yasiel Puig. I am from Cuba. I am 21 years old. Thank you."

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    I knew it would come down to the last series against the Giants. Doesn't it always? It pains me to know that even if they sweep against the Giants, the Cards have to lose two games. That's what seems unlikely to me. I'm going Wednesday, by the way. Hope it counts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew C. View Post
    I don't know if they are under-performing with what they have. With the injuries, the pitching staff isn't good. Kemp is hurt. If those components were healthy, they would be better. Then again, if the Cards had Carp and Berkman this year and Craig didn't miss 40+ days again... most teams can play that game too.

    Also, Hanley hasn't been good for 3 years. It will be interesting to see what happens to A-Gon.

    So with the available healthy players, I think 5-10 games over looks about right.
    Pitching staff is only as good as the runs they have to play with. The pitching staff cannot be held responsible for this team not making the post season, it is the poor effort in offense. Even when Kemp came back he was not performing and they bolstered the offense with A-Gon, Victorino, Ramirez, and still could not score runs.
    Blanked by opponent - 15 games
    Blanked opponent - 10 games
    Scored 3 or less runs - 82 games
    Conceded 3 or less runs - 90 games
    Scored more than 5 runs - 44 games!
    Conceded more than 5 runs - 32 games
    They lost series they should have won against the Rockies (lost 3 series to the worst team in the NL), Padres, D'Backs, Cubs and were swept by the Brewers. They lead the division by 7 1/2 games heading towards the AS break before a massive collapse. The team had the personnel but just did not put it together. That is under performing!!
    It was an extremely disappointing year!!
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    My final post in this thread, as I am already very excited about 2013.
    OF of Kemp, Crawford, and Ethier could be best in MLB, provided the latter two are 100% by spring. And if it is okay with the rest of you regulars, I'd like to start a 2013 thread pretty soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bhss89 View Post
    My final post in this thread, as I am already very excited about 2013.
    OF of Kemp, Crawford, and Ethier could be best in MLB, provided the latter two are 100% by spring. And if it is okay with the rest of you regulars, I'd like to start a 2013 thread pretty soon.
    Hopefully, if they can score some runs. Will Crawford stay fit for the season.........ok, that's for the 2013 thread so bring it on!!
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    Let's Go Lakers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChineseDemocracy View Post
    Let's Go Lakers.
    Outstanding! Saw whatever this is posted on the Angels site too. Maybe someone will say what it is all about, I'm not too interested in whatever it is. I would rather talk about the Dodgers.
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    Couple of things from Spring Training.


    Yasiel Puig hit a gigantic home run.

    http://www.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?co...tw_content_LAD


    Dodgers cut a couple of players from the major league side.

    Dallas McPherson and Nick Evans among them

    McPherson is projected to hit .280/.381 and produce .4 WAR in 304 PA's by the systems available on FanGraphs.
    Evans is projected to hit .305/.400 and produce .5 WAR in 293 PA's by those same systems.


    Basically, replacement players. Maybe a tad better
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    Why is vin scully not calling tonights game?

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    Why is vin scully not calling tonights game?
    He is, on KCAL channel 9.

    BTW, this is 2013
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    Quote Originally Posted by jnakamura View Post
    He is, on KCAL channel 9.

    BTW, this is 2013
    Sorry, did not look closely

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