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You wanted it. You got it. OK, so it’s been a few days since I wrote and hopefully I’ll have some official news on Randy Wolf tomorrow. For now, I have to say that one of the funniest things I’ve read in a long time is the reference to Borat on this blog.
I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving. I’ll write more in the morning.
Let Colletti know that its better to wast-… i mean, spend McCourts money then to give away Logan White’s draftees.
say no to deals involving billingsley, broxton, kemp, laroche, loney, meloan, elbert and kuo.
Martin is implied. Thats all i ask. I want to eventually root for homegrown stars. Be patient LA fans, and stick to the plan Ned.
Randy Wolf a Dodger? How about that. I think we both remember him wearing blue 12 years ago at DS except he was pitching against us. Now he is a Dodger! I guess we’ll need to start a Wolf Pack of our own. Hope all’s well and GO BLUE!!
i like the deal, if wolf flops, at least its only a one year deal.. but where is our stud pitcher?.. where is zito or schmidt?..
BELIEVE IN BLUE!
Hoping for Schmidt next. It would stop him from BEATING the Dodgers 3-4 times/ yr.
Anyone check Wolf’s ‘splits’ ?
Looks tough against lefties….
53 Not sure if you are gone yet. We will cover you and protect the kids, at least in our minds and posts. Breaking news 53 – Pamela Anderson announced yesterday she is seeking a divorce from Kid Rock.Is it just a coincidence that you are going away for a week? The Borat connection to Scott Boros and Pamela Anderson yesterday was rather ingenious. Hopefully soon more good Dodger news. Hi Ray.
Ray I think Schmidt and Zito will wait to see what kind of money Matsuzaka pulls in before getting serious about negotiations. I like the Wolf signing and favor Schmidt for shorter contract. Although we can never have too many lefties, Kuo and Wolf give us two. Zito will want a six year deal worth a billion dollars so not so hot on him. Those things just never seem to work out, even though he has been durable. Go Ned!! Go Dodgers!!
Will let the Ramirez thing go now. Steve Hensen’s article in the Times says the Sox asking price for him is too high in terms of Dodger prospects. Since the Sox are trying to dump him, one would think the price would go down a bit. Stick to your guns Ned. They need him out. We don’t need him in. Go Ned!! Go Dodgers!!
I would pass on Ramirez even if the trade demands are lowered. Also, rather than pursue Maddux at his two year contract asking level, let’s concentrate on getting Schmidt, which will probably take a three year contract – maybe around $30 million. I would then consider Schmidt as a replacement for Penny and use Penny for a trade to get a power bat on the way up in his career rather than on the way down, which I figure that Ramirez will be.
It’s never the team with the best pitching that wins, and it’s never the team with the best hitting that wins, it’s usually the team with the best balance of the two. Right now the Dodgers need a front line starter and a big bat. If Ned can pull off those two things , the Dodgers should do just fine.
I’m starting to not like the idea of trading Penny. Work hard on signing Schmidt and Maddux. Benny mentioned this rotation yesterday and I have to say it looks pretty good.
I promise this will be my last ’88 reference, but what lineups our Dodgers defeated during that postseason. Orel and crew took names. Pitching boys, pitching.
we most defintely need jason schmidt thats a fact…..maddux on the other hand i think is asking too much for going 15 and 14, i mean the guy throws a gem and then gives up 6 runs in 3 innings….get schmidt, trade penny for a bat and i dont want anything else for christmas besides a dodgers manny ramirez jersey.just kidding.
Another lineup option that could be very productive.
Keeping CB down in the rotation might take some pressure off of him. I’m not always thrilled with Penny’s attitude, but that might be a big hole to fill in the rotation. Bats are glamorous and bring certain endorsements/contracts. However, pitching brings titles. I would love to see a big bat in the middle, but let’s not give up too much to get one.
first off you have made no mention of Kuo starting, he was dazzling at the end of the season who knows if we make the playoffs without him and the game he pitched against the mets.I also think Eric Stults can be a valuable trading chip to a team in need of a lefty starter/long reliever.Heres the rotation if Kuo is healthy.
It’s going to be very strange watching Wolf pitch on a regular basis. He’s had a lot of success at Dodger Stadium, not to mention he’s had the pleasure of beating us TWICE on that field. He’s a good pick up for the Dodgers. He’s a great competitor, he’s smart, he’s got a great cureve ball and one thing people tend to forget is that he’s a good hitting pitcher. He’ll be nice additon to the rotation. I predict he’ll win 12-15 games.
graffiti, you’re right. Thanks for the correction.
graffitigenius- like your pitching projections. As Vinny would say . “..the deuces are wild…” 2 lefties, 2 kids, 2 successful arm surgeries, 2 homegrown guys, 2 200 inning guys, no old guys. Now about that Manny jersey?
Graffiti… I think we’ll be very sorry if we get rid of Eric Stults. Solid Lefties are a hard commodity to come by and from what I’ve seen so far, the kid is very good. With the way our luck has been with pitching of late I say hold onto Stults, Bills, Kuo. Stults may need more seasoning in AAA but he CAN pitch.
Yeah Wolf in Dodger stadium is looking like it has the makings of becoming one of those steals. Pitcher’s park, good defense I agree Jeremy i think he could win 15 games as well. I understand all of our past dealings with Tampa but how did we seem to not grab Crawford? I hear they are looking to deal him and or Baldelli.
i really like stults as well…i think he has the make-up to become a decent starter…I just think he has some value and we are pretty deep. I just dont think Manny is as bad defensively as he is made out to be….sure he will have to make some plays but I like that star bat he could bring…i could see him hitting 50 like Sheff did if hes healthy.High 480’s OBP, 330. average..cmon guys plus all his old pals if you will…
Pitching, pitching, pitching. Of course that’s a great way to win ball games. The White Sox dominated the playoffs last year with their clear abundance of great pitchers. Problem is……we don’t have an abundance of great pitchers. We have an abundance of pitchers. We also have an abundance of young talent. The Vegas dugout is gonna be really crowded next year if we don’t move some of these kids. Crowded minor league dugouts are wasted resources.
We are pitching deep??? When? Didn’t the season like uh, end! only 7 weeks ago? And if I remember correctly, Stults was nowhere to be seen on the playoff roster to replace Beimel. I for one do not think this team is deep in pitching… which reminds me…
It’s now official and please allow me be the first to welcome Randy Wolf to the Dodgers! Randy, we’re excited to have you here and wish you much success in LA!!
Go Big Blue!! Go Ned!! Go Dodgers!!
I just read on ESPN Rumor Central that the Cubs offered Schmidt a 3 year $44 million deal. We may now know what we need to beat.
Nov 28 – According to The San Francisco Chronicle, the Cubs have offered free-agent starter Jason Schmidt a three-year deal worth $44 million.
Oh oh… Ned, let’s beat out the Cubs again, just like last year with Furcal. C’mon, bring Schmidt to LA!!!
13.66 million/year for Schmidt??? What is this world coming to? He’s good, but he’s not indestructible. I thought at most he’d go for $12 million, with 11 being more likely. But, he does want to play on the West Coast, so we could probably get some small discount.
yeah i agree thats a little high for him but supply and demand is tough
Did the Cubs win the Illinois lotto or something?
I think the Tribune is liquidating all of its assets to get these guys. whatta??!! Let’s go Ned! Get us a Schmidt!