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Old 05-13-2016, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Trumbull/Danbury
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Kershaw definitely, and the fact he's 2 years younger is a no brainer.
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Old 05-23-2016, 10:21 PM
 
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Here's a few questions to get some talking going:

1. How long do the Dodgers wait on Chris Hatcher. This FO is not afraid to release pitchers with a lot of money owed so I know they would be willing to release this guy if he continues to struggle. If he had options I'm sure he'd be in AAA right now.

2. When do you expect to see Urias? I think it's pretty certain that if he continues to perform the way he's doing in AAA he will be up at some point. Maybe not till September call ups? Maybe sooner if some injuries occur. I know they want to get him some starting pitching innings at AAA & that's not really possible with the Dodgers.

3. If Puig continues to play at the same level as he is now or worse. Could you see the Dodgers trading him? Not sure they'd get much for him but their are rumors he is a problem in the club house.
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Old 05-28-2016, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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The 19 year old pitcher made his debut yesterday, I can only imagine how nervous he was.
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Old 05-31-2016, 02:56 PM
 
Location: California
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If I had 10 Clayton Kershaw's and 15 Chase Utley's, I would take my chances with that on winning the World Series. Heck 10 Kershaw's might be enough!!
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Old 06-01-2016, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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If I had 10 Clayton Kershaw's and 15 Chase Utley's, I would take my chances with that on winning the World Series. Heck 10 Kershaw's might be enough!!

Actually it would require just 5.8 Kershaws without any Utley's..

In 2015 the Los Angeles offensive players accounted for 19.6 WAR (wins above replacement level) while the pitching staff compiled 23.8. That is a team total of 43.5 WAR.

Kershaw accounted for 7.5 WAR by himself. Therefore 5.8 Kershaws = 43.5 WAR. In other words, if LA had a replacement level player at every position except for their 5.8 Kershaws, (okay, we will call it six Kershaws for reality's sake) , they should still have won the same number of games they actually won.

Another way to phrase Kershaw's value is that while he occupied only 1/25th of the Dodger roster spots, he produced 17 % of their wins above replacement level.

This season, if it continues to unfold as it has, Kershaw should be spiking somewhere between 10 and 11 WAR for the year. That of course will mean he is accounting for an even larger percentage of the Dodgers' success.
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Old 08-05-2016, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Yasiel Puig was sent down to the minors and Dodgers looking to trade him. Yeah, $48 million well spent.
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Old 08-18-2016, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Yasiel Puig was sent down to the minors and Dodgers looking to trade him. Yeah, $48 million well spent.
We are hoping he will be gone asap, only time will tell. All teams make mistakes, take gambles and this is one of the most costly the Dodgers have made.

Now, we can start getting excited about the Dodgers being in first place without him. Let's just hope Kershaw can come back before the end of the season.
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Old 08-24-2016, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Dodgers beat the Giants last night! Hoping for a sweep.
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Old 08-25-2016, 10:07 AM
 
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We are hoping he will be gone asap, only time will tell. All teams make mistakes, take gambles and this is one of the most costly the Dodgers have made.

I disagree about this being one of the most costly mistakes the Dodgers have made.

Puig was signed for 42 million for 7 years. That is 6 million per year.

What Puig did for the team in 2013 alone was probably worth about 10-15 million if you compared his stats to other players in the major leagues.

Even the 2nd year he was worth about 5 WAR. Between 2013 and 2014 a total of around 10 WAR.

That's pretty good deal for 12 million in salary.

He's played 4 seasons now. That means if they released him or traded him (and ate most of the contract) now the team would have wasted 12 million.

Considering some of the other deals this team has made or took on that's hardly one of the most costly deals.

Think Jason Schmidt, Manny Ramirez, Juan Pierre, Carl Crawford. Juan Uribe (first 2 years). Andruw Jones SMH..

I've always thought this was part of the reason the Dodgers might be able to trade him to a team that might realize that he's not that expensive compared to so many players in the league. And if you can just get some production that 6 million a year isn't going to put you in debt. His defense (arm) alone is worth a lot that gets over looked.

I think Puigs problem now isn't necessarily talent and not being the guy everybody had hoped. But simply being a liability when it comes to being a teammate. Aka bad team chemistry.
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Old 08-25-2016, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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Puig reminds me of Pablo Sandoval to the extent that neither of them appeared willing to bring to the game anything beyond the talent with which they were born. When extra effort was needed to learn the nuances and improve, they were unwilling to provide it. Both are sort of 50 million dollar airports with 25 cent control towers.
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