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Old 07-31-2017, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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This has the feel of a 4 game sweep. The Dodgers got stronger and will obviously be a serious threat in post season. This adds more depth to the already most dangerous team in baseball.
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Old 07-31-2017, 10:18 PM
 
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Wow. Still digesting all of this. Never expected the Dodgers to get Darvish, since the Rangers had asked for our top two prospects. In return Texas received our #17 and #27 prospects, plus Calhoun, who probably would never have had any success in the NL, as he has no speed, is expected to add even more weight, and is "barely passable" on defense. He would be a good fit as a DH in the AL.

I agree with the naysayers, in that Darvish will most likely not be signed by the Dodgers in 2018, for a variety of reasons. However, his value in the playoffs can not be underestimated, as he will take a load off of CK.

The other two - Watson and Cingrani - could work their way into the best bullpen in baseball. At least they didn't cost very much, and I wish SVS well with the Reds.
Rangers IMO were crazy if they thought they'd get one of our top prospects for a rental like Darvish. Rangers had nothing to lose and still got Calhoun which could turn out to be a decent player.

I hear a lot of people on FB saying "I bet we re-sign Darvish in the off season". I'm thinking there is no way that happens. 1, if he pitches good enough to even consider being a guy we'd want to re-sign his asking price is probably going to be a lot more than the FO would pay. 2, I don't really think the Dodgers need him if guys like Beuhler turn out to do well and Hill can keep doing his thing. People forget that Urias is still supposed to bounce back too. Probably won't pitch a lot in 2018 but should be opening day rotation in 2019. Also, lets not forget that Kershaw I believe has an op out clause after the 2018 season. If he keeps pitching the way he is he's gong to op out and will only be 31 the following season. He likely gets at least 5 years & I'm not sure that Friedman goes for it. Especially if some of the younger pitchers are doing well. My point of that is if you do plan to try and keep Kershaw after 2018 you're going to have to spend some money & having a guy like Darvish in a big contract probably is not going to help.
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Old 07-31-2017, 11:14 PM
 
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Rangers IMO were crazy if they thought they'd get one of our top prospects for a rental like Darvish. Rangers had nothing to lose and still got Calhoun which could turn out to be a decent player.

I hear a lot of people on FB saying "I bet we re-sign Darvish in the off season". I'm thinking there is no way that happens. 1, if he pitches good enough to even consider being a guy we'd want to re-sign his asking price is probably going to be a lot more than the FO would pay. 2, I don't really think the Dodgers need him if guys like Beuhler turn out to do well and Hill can keep doing his thing. People forget that Urias is still supposed to bounce back too. Probably won't pitch a lot in 2018 but should be opening day rotation in 2019. Also, lets not forget that Kershaw I believe has an op out clause after the 2018 season. If he keeps pitching the way he is he's gong to op out and will only be 31 the following season. He likely gets at least 5 years & I'm not sure that Friedman goes for it. Especially if some of the younger pitchers are doing well. My point of that is if you do plan to try and keep Kershaw after 2018 you're going to have to spend some money & having a guy like Darvish in a big contract probably is not going to help.
Other teams try to hold up this FO, but it doesn't work because they have a very conservative approach. I'm sure that the Dodgers were just as pleased to let Calhoun go as the Rangers were to get him. He was highly rated (#4) as a Dodger prospect because of his bat, but this team prides itself on its defense, so there was no place for him here.

I agree about Darvish. The LAD have an aversion to long contracts, especially with 31-year-old pitchers asking for six years and at least 120 mil. Plus, their goal is to reduce the payroll enough by 2019 to avoid paying the draft penalty, so I think that they say sayonara to Yu.
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Old 08-01-2017, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Island of Misfit Toys
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Yeah Darish is a rental, I cant see the Dodgers re-signing him. If he helps this run great, but his upside is long past at this point - for the money he'll demand. But hey, hopefully he helps win a series! '88 was a very long time ago.
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Old 08-04-2017, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Nice debut for Yu Darvish as the Dodgers defeat Jacob deGrom and the Mets 6-0 at Citi Field. He pitched 7 shutout innings with 10 strikeouts one walk while limiting New York to only 3 hits.
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Old 08-05-2017, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Nice debut for Yu Darvish as the Dodgers defeat Jacob deGrom and the Mets 6-0 at Citi Field. He pitched 7 shutout innings with 10 strikeouts one walk while limiting New York to only 3 hits.
It appears there is no stopping them this time around. Yu did a great job, but the offense was to be congratulated as well. They are about to start todays game and it is actually on TV.
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Old 08-05-2017, 05:29 PM
 
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It appears there is no stopping them this time around. Yu did a great job, but the offense was to be congratulated as well. They are about to start todays game and it is actually on TV.
The offense certainly has been outstanding as today's game illustrates. Great comeback after trailing 3-0 with home runs from Taylor, Bellinger, Puig, Turner and Seager to win it 7-4. Hell I'm willing to bet that New York hasnt seen anything like that since Murderer's Row in 1927. Been a Dodgers fan many years! Go Dodgers!

Tomorrows game is on ESPN.

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Old 08-05-2017, 11:32 PM
 
Location: Trumbull/Danbury
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Some other notes from the Dodgers 50 game run:

They haven't lost a series since early June when the Nationals beat them 2 out of 3 in LA.
They are 26-3 since July 4.....all 3 losses are to Atlanta meaning they haven't lost to another team in the majors in more than a month!
And they started the year 10-12.......They are 68-20 since than.

Remarkable run they are on. Hopefully they don't peak in the regular season.
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Old 08-06-2017, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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Some other notes from the Dodgers 50 game run:

They haven't lost a series since early June when the Nationals beat them 2 out of 3 in LA.
They are 26-3 since July 4.....all 3 losses are to Atlanta meaning they haven't lost to another team in the majors in more than a month!
And they started the year 10-12.......They are 68-20 since than.

Remarkable run they are on. Hopefully they don't peak in the regular season.
As amazing as this run has been you cant lose sight that this season will ultimately be judged by what happens in the post season. With that said the regular season has been epic and a treat to watch.
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Old 08-07-2017, 10:34 AM
 
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Dodgers can go 2-49 and still end the season at 81-81 (.500)
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