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Posted October 21, 2013 - 08:06 AM

“@JesseSanchezMLB: Sources: #Dodgers agreed to terms on 4-yr, $28M deal with Cuban prospect Alexander Guerrero. Potential value is $32M. http://t.co/mkcBseoZWQ”


Really important signing. That's fills our second base need. Now to get another starting pitcher.

I feel a really good off-season coming our way.

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Posted October 21, 2013 - 08:13 AM

I hope a really simple offseason. I think big moves will hurt more than they would help.

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Posted October 21, 2013 - 10:06 AM

Whats so special about Guerrero?



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Posted October 21, 2013 - 10:56 AM

Whats so special about Guerrero?

 

My understanding is, that while his defense isn't spectacular, he can hit the hell out of the ball.



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Posted October 21, 2013 - 11:42 AM

And we don't have to spend crazy amounts of money for him or give up any prospects.

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Posted October 21, 2013 - 01:45 PM

Interesting comments from Mattingly this afternoon. His option kicked into effect once they beat the Braves but says he's not sure if he'll return, citing being a "lame duck" all season.

Kinda called out the front office in his presser. I would not be shocked to see us have a new manager next season.

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Posted October 21, 2013 - 02:25 PM

who would replace him if he does indeed get released



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Posted October 21, 2013 - 02:35 PM

Really important signing. That's fills our second base need. Now to get another starting pitcher.

I feel a really good off-season coming our way.

 

That sounds about right, as I had read the previous negotiations were for around 5 years / $32 million...


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Posted October 21, 2013 - 06:37 PM

Really important signing. That's fills our second base need.

Do you expect him to be ready to play from the opening game or will it be another Puig-like situation, if not even more late?

Interesting comments from Mattingly this afternoon. His option kicked into effect once they beat the Braves but says he's not sure if he'll return, citing being a "lame duck" all season.

Kinda called out the front office in his presser. I would not be shocked to see us have a new manager next season.

Who would you personally like if so WC? Name us a few candidates of yours if you can. What do you think about La Russa?


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Posted October 21, 2013 - 10:14 PM

Do you expect him to be ready to play from the opening game or will it be another Puig-like situation, if not even more late?

Who would you personally like if so WC? Name us a few candidates of yours if you can. What do you think about La Russa?

 

From what I've read, Guerrero is slated to be the starting second baseman next season.  Obviously, he has to go through spring training and a bad performance could start him in the minors to start the year.  The difference between him and Puig is Guerrero is 26 years old. He'll be 27 in December so although he is considered a rookie, he's not a project by any means. 

 

As for managers, there's not many out there that catch my eye which makes the Mattingly situation difficult.  La Russa is obviously my top choice, but he just turned 69 years old two weeks ago and he did retire from the game saying he didn't want to return for the wrong reasons. 

 

Mike Scioscia is another choice, but it remains to be seen if the Dodgers can get the Angels to give permission to interview him about a potential gig.  One name to watch for if the job becomes available is Brad Ausmus, who is considered to be a very well liked candidate throughout the league.  Tim Wallach is another guy that would definitely interview for the job. 

 

The more I thought about it today, I expect the Dodgers to give Mattingly a multi-year extension.  Fans might not be happy, but the truth is that there aren't many "elite" managers available for hire.  My hope is that Mattingly learns from his mistakes and becomes a better manager. 



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Posted October 22, 2013 - 09:08 AM

I'm reading that a lot of dodger fans want Manny Acts. Kill the bunt!

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Posted October 22, 2013 - 10:12 AM

Significant news:

 

This morning the Dodgers fired Trey Hillman (bench coach) and advanced scout Wade Taylor, both close friends of Don Mattingly (Hillman was hired by Mattingly). 

 

The big part? Mattingly was NOT involved in this decision. 

 

Not sure what is going on but I wouldn't be surprised to hear that Mattingly is out by the end of today.



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Posted October 22, 2013 - 10:24 AM

Since the Dodgers signed Guerrero, by that they're out of the Cano sweepstakes right?


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Posted October 22, 2013 - 10:27 AM

^ I'm still interested, but I doubt they are.


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Posted October 22, 2013 - 10:32 AM

Any chance the Angels' will give another big contract for Cano  
 


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Posted October 22, 2013 - 10:33 AM

Since the Dodgers signed Guerrero, by that they're out of the Cano sweepstakes right?

 

I would assume so.  Hopefully they are out of it. 

 

I love what Cano brings to the table, but just too much money with this payroll already. 

 

With this Dodgers team, nothing would surprise me though.



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Posted October 22, 2013 - 10:34 AM

Any chance the Angels' will give another big contract for Cano  
 

 

They would be stupid to do so. They need pitching. And lots of it. 



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Posted October 22, 2013 - 10:42 AM

That's great news on the Mattingly front WC. Looking forward to what may transpire next.

I love what Cano brings to the table.

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Posted October 22, 2013 - 10:43 AM

That's great news on the Mattingly front WC. Looking forward to what may transpire next.

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Posted October 22, 2013 - 10:51 AM

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