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Old 11-02-2017, 11:49 AM
 
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Nita, isn't that what they you to say on Brooklyn? "There is always next year."


Now that Darvish is a free agent, will the Dodger try to resign him? How much will his performance hinder his contract expectations?? We will see I guess. What I don't understand is he has great stuff. Oh well.
He does; I read that he has 9 different pitches.

His problem is more in his head than anywhere else. Honeycutt has showed him what he needs to do to be successful - which changes needed to be made to regain his pre-surgery form. Yet Yu has been unable to get his body to perform the dictates of his brain. He said that he needs to develop muscle memory. Whatever. Also, Honeycutt's return is up in the air, so that would be a consideration for Yu.

I don't know the Dodgers' plans, but I don't think that they want or can afford YU, or any other F/A pitcher. They have 4 starters (I'm excluding Ryu, Kazmir, and McCarthy) and several players at AAA that can be promoted.

Speaking of pitchers, pitchers and catchers report to ST in just 3 1/2 months.

GO DODGERS!
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Old 11-02-2017, 11:54 AM
 
Location: The city of champions
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Yu was dominant against the Dbacks and Cubs so he definitely has great stuff.
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Old 11-02-2017, 12:11 PM
 
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I'm not sure if I posted it here or if it was deleted.

As far as Darvish coming back to the Dodgers I sure hope not.

Here's a guy who was only with the ball club since August. Most other players were around since February. To see a guy come over & be a completely disaster when we needed him the most it's hard to swallow.

I don't have any ill feelings towards the guy. He's probably a great guy but I just want his tenure with the Dodgers to be a thing of the past. His inability to pitch even 4 innings in game 3 had a rippling effect for the bullpen that carried over for games 4 & 5. I know we won game 4 but it's like dominos. Game 3 can still effect game 5.
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Old 11-02-2017, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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That was just tough to watch, I kept hoping my Dodgers would win. Almost cried after it was over, awful game just awful.
I know it is hard to take, but just look at what they did accomplish? We will do it all next year. I am going along with all those who want to see Darvish find a new home. What a let down he was or is!!!! Still the fact remains we allowed to many base runners to die on base.
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Old 11-02-2017, 12:43 PM
 
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I'm not sure if I posted it here or if it was deleted.

As far as Darvish coming back to the Dodgers I sure hope not.

Here's a guy who was only with the ball club since August. Most other players were around since February. To see a guy come over & be a completely disaster when we needed him the most it's hard to swallow.

I don't have any ill feelings towards the guy. He's probably a great guy but I just want his tenure with the Dodgers to be a thing of the past. His inability to pitch even 4 innings in game 3 had a rippling effect for the bullpen that carried over for games 4 & 5. I know we won game 4 but it's like dominos. Game 3 can still effect game 5.
Easy to scapegoat Darvish but your bullpen workover started the game before and Darvish just made it worse. Additionally the dodgers had plenty of opportunities in game 7 and simply wasted them and that's not on Darvish either
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Old 11-02-2017, 01:12 PM
 
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I know it is hard to take, but just look at what they did accomplish? We will do it all next year. I am going along with all those who want to see Darvish find a new home. What a let down he was or is!!!! Still the fact remains we allowed to many base runners to die on base.
You’re not going to win too many games only scoring one run though. Although, there were lots of line outs early with men on base. I knew after someone for the Dodgers lined out early in the game that it wouldn’t be the Dodgers night.
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Old 11-02-2017, 11:29 PM
 
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It's easy to blame Darvish. He is not alone. The team in general couldn't get any clutch hits. Houston could. Their offense was pretty awesome. But specifically, you can blame Darvish for having 2 horrendous starts. Kershaw for blowing 2 leads in the greatest WS game of all time. We know who he is. Awesome regular season guy, mediocre in the playoffs. Turner, one of the best hitters in the NL, was a complete joke in the series. How about that throw-out at 3rd? Bellinger couldn't have choked harder. 17 strikeouts. Puig was pretty bad, had a clutch HR though. They did manage to keep Verlander from getting a win, though Verlander was still great. Blame it all on Darvish? Sure, if you want. Pretty much the same story as the last 5 years, except they got a little farther this time. Their stars choked, and Kershaw was no exception.

Plus some guys in the bullpen having some truly terrible outings.
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Old 11-03-2017, 06:39 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Puig looks like the real deal. His start reminds me of DiMaggio's in 1936.
wow you remember DMaggio in 36: damn you must be as old as dirt. I thought I was old!!!!
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Old 11-03-2017, 06:43 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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It's easy to blame Darvish. He is not alone. The team in general couldn't get any clutch hits. Houston could. Their offense was pretty awesome. But specifically, you can blame Darvish for having 2 horrendous starts. Kershaw for blowing 2 leads in the greatest WS game of all time. We know who he is. Awesome regular season guy, mediocre in the playoffs. Turner, one of the best hitters in the NL, was a complete joke in the series. How about that throw-out at 3rd? Bellinger couldn't have choked harder. 17 strikeouts. Puig was pretty bad, had a clutch HR though. They did manage to keep Verlander from getting a win, though Verlander was still great. Blame it all on Darvish? Sure, if you want. Pretty much the same story as the last 5 years, except they got a little farther this time. Their stars choked, and Kershaw was no exception.

Plus some guys in the bullpen having some truly terrible outings.
why are you saying Outings, I would say based on the record the only bad outing or the only one that counted was Wednesday night. Yes, the entire game sucked; pitching, leaving men on base, you name it, but the fact remains, Darvish looked awful. he certainly didn't turn out to be the icing on the cake that was going to assure our boys a world championship.
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Old 11-03-2017, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Island of Misfit Toys
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Darvish definitely blew it but he's not alone. The team blew a lot of opportunities to win the series. It happens. A crazy juiced ball didn't help Dodgers pitching. Should they try and sign him? I dunno. The team was solid without him this year. The money might be better spent elsewhere.
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