On Fire!

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  1. I would still like to see FAZ concentrate on the bullpen… I believe we have enough every where else. It has become apparent that Doc is not totally confident with his current bullpen. From what I’ve seen in the last couple of WS, the bullpen will make the difference. Especially when your starters are only going 5 innings….. Hill is doing OK but we need 6 innings…..

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  2. Sorry I haven’t posted a lot here lately. The heatin the house has been so bad,, I find myself sitting outside listening to the game. I promise to do better. I do read everything, though,

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  3. I know you are all enamored with AGone… But, the trade is going to go down as one of the worst trades of all time.. It will be in the top 5-10 worst trades ever on those little pop ups for the next 10 years..

    Resigning Ethier was another huge mistake….. I said it at the time. Sorry Tru. It hasn’t worked out and I saw it coming..

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    • Ethier hasn’t earned his paycheck since his mega-deal…

      And Agon is only responsible for the money that is printed upon his.

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  4. Regardless of whether you are a proponent of the trade with Boston that brought AGon and Crawford, which are the two offsetting each other in this deal, or you are like Wally and were adamantly against it then, as are you now.

    The fact remains that as the post season falls among us, the baseball gets harder to put safely in play for the hitters.

    As I stated yesterday, Bellinger is more than capable of playing 1st base and playing the position well and which also comes on top of his prowess with the stick.

    Agon has been a top producer for a number of years now…which can only come from successfully hitting a baseball. First and foremost though, Agon needs to be healthy…not halfway healthy, but spot on 100% healthy. I don’t think anyone wants to bank on another hobbling Gibson, as great as hobbling Gibson was…these things just don’t happen twice.

    That being said though, just like Gibson. Agon has the know-how to produce a hit. He has the know-how to hit in all types of different situations. We have enough power on the team…Agon doesn’t necessarily have to bestow that at this point in his career. Although, if 100% healthy, the power should return.

    He doesn’t need to be healthy for a long amount of time either…he just needs to get it in gear in time for the post-season.

    11 glorious games is really all he needs to become 100% for…11 masterfully played games from the best players baseball has to offer.

    Agon at 100% fits this category!

    If he isn’t 100%, well then…

    He’s probably gonna get exposed!

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    • As far as the trade goes as a whole…

      It didn’t produce a championship!

      And the boat for this to happen with that group has sailed.

      Agon is not at fault for this…

      New Slate
      New Boat
      100% Healthy
      11 Glorious Games
      110% effort
      Be prepared or go home

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      • I’m not knocking Wally and his opinion, just stating how I feel.

        With that being said.

        It’s a Monday and I have to wake up Mini-Fernando and teach him how to catch a ball.

        He finally figured out how to put the glove on…it’s still way to big, but we’ll work on the two handed catch for a while and use a small plastic over-sized golf ball.

        Enjoy your day folks!!

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  5. When the playoffs come, put the best eight guys out on the field. If A-Gone is hitting better than Taylor or Joc or Puig at the time, then move Bellinger back to the outfield to take that guy’s place. If not, sit A-Gone on the bench and use him like the Phillies used Matt Stairs against us. (Sorry – that reference may still be too soon for some of us).

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    • I believe Agon will produce if healthy. If he’s not hitting, it’ll be because he’s not healthy and I’d rather give that spot to a player who is in baseball shape…Adrian can go bowling a couple of nights a week.

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  6. Not to obsess on the Agon trade, but the Dodgers did fine. If one wants to look at the money “wasted” by the Dodgers on bad contracts, I’m the wrong guy to shed tears. If this ownership group skimped on any potential trades after that because of money, may the Guggs be damned; they continue to rape the fan base with their TV blackout billions. And as for those who left for Boston, James Loney, Jerry Sands, Ivan De Jesus Jr., Alan Webster and Ruby De La Rosa (probably the only decent player in the bunch, but a career sub .500 pitcher with a career ERA of 4.5), it’s not like the Dodgers lost anything of value. All that said, a healthy Gonzales can only help in the playoffs, which now seems to be a certainty.

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  7. Left-handed relievers still in play:

    Zach Britton from the Orioles
    Justin Wilson from the Tigers
    Felipe Rivero from the Pirates

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  8. Good morning folks…

    Had a nice enjoyable ice cream sundae last night, in lieu of the ballgame – (Thanks for the motivation in gettin’ that started again, Boy’s!!)

    Without peaking.

    Can anyone remember the jersey number of the rookie who struck out Reggie Jackson during the 1978 World Series?

    (Through my eyes, this would be one of the greatest moments in Dodger history.)

    Boy, did that kid man-up!!

    [Double-Shot] Tuesday…

    Rollin’ through Kahli’s old neighborhood today…

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    • Just think about all the stats…you could could roll-off your tongue about the Stones…

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      Hall of Fame
      Rock & Roll
      Ice-Cream
      Sundae
      Toppings Bar…

      Why buy the World a Coke, when you can give them ice-cream!!

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    • 6 years with the Dodgers and a WAR of 13.9. Roughly 2.3 WAR per year. Pretty mediocre. His highest WAR was 4. Not worth it. The Dodgers got soaked and took a bath….

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        • Yup. Gotta figure we got a decent season out of Punto as a back-up. We got maybe half a season’s worth of decent out of Beckett (including a no-hitter, so that was cool), maybe 2-3 months worth total of decent from Crawford, and 4 good, but not great seasons out of AGon.

          Gotta grow ’em yourself like Seager and Bellinger so that you get their most productive years and you’re not paying them for what they did with someone else’s team.

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