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#3042 [url]

Feb 11 16 2:16 PM

True2DaBlue wrote:
Doppel Von Guggenheim wrote:
Well, it sounds like we're at least doing our due diligence with Guerrero. I'd probably just give him away to free up the roster spot.

I would also imagine that an envelope stuffed with cash will be tied around his neck in a transaction. Matter of fact, we could say that with Ethier also (if they are even entertaining that notion).

Sadly, with Crawford, it would be more like a crate full of cash that would have to accompany him outward (even with that, less likely to occur).

I know Alex would more than likely be moved to an AL team. But, can you even imagine if the Giants decided to pick him up? He would be re-united with his former teammate (and Mike Tyson impersonator, Miguel Olivo.


The Dodgers have wasted more money on guys they are trying to dump and have dumped that most teams' entire payrolls. Sure, it's just money but what a horrible distribution of assets. Just flushing money down the toilet.

#3043 [url]

Feb 11 16 3:03 PM

Matthew wrote:
@Ken_Rosenthal: Sources: #Dodgers trying to trade IF/OF Alex Guerrero. Talking to numerous teams. Fits best with an AL club.

Too bad.  I think he has potential but there is no spot for him on the Dodgers and I think they'll cut him if they can't trade him.  After eating a bunch of money they'll be lucky to get a bag of balls for him.

#3044 [url]

Feb 11 16 3:05 PM

NewportDodger wrote:
True2DaBlue wrote:
Doppel Von Guggenheim wrote:
Well, it sounds like we're at least doing our due diligence with Guerrero. I'd probably just give him away to free up the roster spot.

I would also imagine that an envelope stuffed with cash will be tied around his neck in a transaction. Matter of fact, we could say that with Ethier also (if they are even entertaining that notion).

Sadly, with Crawford, it would be more like a crate full of cash that would have to accompany him outward (even with that, less likely to occur).

I know Alex would more than likely be moved to an AL team. But, can you even imagine if the Giants decided to pick him up? He would be re-united with his former teammate (and Mike Tyson impersonator, Miguel Olivo.


The Dodgers have wasted more money on guys they are trying to dump and have dumped that most teams' entire payrolls. Sure, it's just money but what a horrible distribution of assets. Just flushing money down the toilet.
That total would go up a WHOLE BUNCH if they decide to get rid of Crawford.

#3045 [url]

Feb 12 16 8:07 AM

NewportDodger wrote:
True2DaBlue wrote:
Doppel Von Guggenheim wrote:
Well, it sounds like we're at least doing our due diligence with Guerrero. I'd probably just give him away to free up the roster spot.

I would also imagine that an envelope stuffed with cash will be tied around his neck in a transaction. Matter of fact, we could say that with Ethier also (if they are even entertaining that notion).

Sadly, with Crawford, it would be more like a crate full of cash that would have to accompany him outward (even with that, less likely to occur).

I know Alex would more than likely be moved to an AL team. But, can you even imagine if the Giants decided to pick him up? He would be re-united with his former teammate (and Mike Tyson impersonator, Miguel Olivo.


The Dodgers have wasted more money on guys they are trying to dump and have dumped that most teams' entire payrolls. Sure, it's just money but what a horrible distribution of assets. Just flushing money down the toilet.
The things to take into consideration are that 1. The Dodgers have a LOT more TV revenue money now than most teams. Over the life of their 25 yr TV deal, they are supposed to be netting an average of $260 mill per year. Most teams (outside of the Yankees, Boston and Angels) probably don't get even $100 mill. Then, the Dodgers lead MLB in attendance so they make tons of ticket and stadium-related revenues.

Bottom line, they have more revenue to spend so they can take many more risks than most other teams. Thus, the margin for error is much greater.

The Dodgers can miss on a few Guerreros, Arruebarrenas, and other Cubans and still not really be affected much by it.

Just one of the benefits of teams not pooling their local TV deals in MLB (like they do in the NFL).

#3046 [url]

Feb 12 16 8:58 AM

Charles Hairston, the agent for 16-year-old Cuban prospect Lazaro Armenteros (also the cousin of former Major Leaguers Scott Hairston and Jerry Hairston Jr.), tells MLB.com’s Jesse Sanchez that his client is not close to a decision (links to Sanchez on Twitter). While multiple reports earlier this week suggested that “Lazarito” was weighing offers and would decide on a team, Hairston tells Sanchez that new teams have entered the mix in the event that Lazarito waits to sign until the 2016-17 international signing period begins on July 2. He’s also still considering signing with a team during the current period, though. “For a 16 year-old, it’s easy to want to just play ball,” said Hairston. “But he wants to do what’s best for his family. He’s being very mature.”

Waiting until July 2, notably, would eliminate multiple teams from the mix, including the Dodgers, Cubs, Royals and Giants. Those four clubs have vastly exceeded their 2015-16 international pools and would, thus, be ineligible to sign a player for more than $300K in the two forthcoming signing periods. Waiting until the next period would also open the door for clubs like the Braves, Phillies, Padres and Cardinals — each of whom is said to be preparing to be aggressive on the international front in the 2016-17 period.

#3047 [url]

Feb 12 16 9:36 AM

beefchopper wrote:
Charles Hairston, the agent for 16-year-old Cuban prospect Lazaro Armenteros (also the cousin of former Major Leaguers Scott Hairston and Jerry Hairston Jr.), tells MLB.com’s Jesse Sanchez that his client is not close to a decision (links to Sanchez on Twitter). While multiple reports earlier this week suggested that “Lazarito” was weighing offers and would decide on a team, Hairston tells Sanchez that new teams have entered the mix in the event that Lazarito waits to sign until the 2016-17 international signing period begins on July 2. He’s also still considering signing with a team during the current period, though. “For a 16 year-old, it’s easy to want to just play ball,” said Hairston. “But he wants to do what’s best for his family. He’s being very mature.”

Waiting until July 2, notably, would eliminate multiple teams from the mix, including the Dodgers, Cubs, Royals and Giants. Those four clubs have vastly exceeded their 2015-16 international pools and would, thus, be ineligible to sign a player for more than $300K in the two forthcoming signing periods. Waiting until the next period would also open the door for clubs like the Braves, Phillies, Padres and Cardinals — each of whom is said to be preparing to be aggressive on the international front in the 2016-17 period.
Could be a negotiating ploy or we're focusing our efforts elsewhere...

#3048 [url]

Feb 12 16 10:03 AM

Doppel Von Guggenheim wrote:
beefchopper wrote:
Charles Hairston, the agent for 16-year-old Cuban prospect Lazaro Armenteros (also the cousin of former Major Leaguers Scott Hairston and Jerry Hairston Jr.), tells MLB.com’s Jesse Sanchez that his client is not close to a decision (links to Sanchez on Twitter). While multiple reports earlier this week suggested that “Lazarito” was weighing offers and would decide on a team, Hairston tells Sanchez that new teams have entered the mix in the event that Lazarito waits to sign until the 2016-17 international signing period begins on July 2. He’s also still considering signing with a team during the current period, though. “For a 16 year-old, it’s easy to want to just play ball,” said Hairston. “But he wants to do what’s best for his family. He’s being very mature.”

Waiting until July 2, notably, would eliminate multiple teams from the mix, including the Dodgers, Cubs, Royals and Giants. Those four clubs have vastly exceeded their 2015-16 international pools and would, thus, be ineligible to sign a player for more than $300K in the two forthcoming signing periods. Waiting until the next period would also open the door for clubs like the Braves, Phillies, Padres and Cardinals — each of whom is said to be preparing to be aggressive on the international front in the 2016-17 period.
Could be a negotiating ploy or we're focusing our efforts elsewhere...

If these reports are true, maybe we just don't have as much interest in the kid as other teams do. After all, if past history has proven, we really aren't shy about signing international players and even overpaying for them.

I'm guessing our FO is interested, but maybe not for the amount they are requesting. Saying that he may wait until after July 2nd to sign is just a negotiation ploy (IMHO).
Reports are that he's a big kid and might have some talent. But, seems stiff as far as his hitting goes and may be more of a project than first thought of.

#3049 [url]

Feb 12 16 2:11 PM

Reports that the Mutts Jenrry Mejia just got busted for his 3rd drug test violation and is banned from baseball. Apparently, Jenrry is roughly translated to "DUMBASS."

In extremos orientem in qualitatem; in extremos occidentem in saporem.

#3050 [url]

Feb 12 16 3:19 PM

bigblaster wrote:
Reports that the Mutts Jenrry Mejia just got busted for his 3rd drug test violation and is banned from baseball. Apparently, Jenrry is roughly translated to "DUMBASS."

It is hard to feel sorry for someone that irresponsible.

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#3051 [url]

Feb 12 16 3:33 PM

bigblaster wrote:
Reports that the Mutts Jenrry Mejia just got busted for his 3rd drug test violation and is banned from baseball. Apparently, Jenrry is roughly translated to "DUMBASS."

Oh, Jennry...

#3052 [url]

Feb 12 16 4:58 PM

Uggh! Not even ST and already an injury and surgery. At least it happened early and isn't really depended on at this time. He's hoping to a speedy recovery.
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Eric Stephen ‏
Dodgers say Frankie Montas had rib resection surgery this morning to remove his right first rib. Out 2-4 months

Eric Stephen
Montas had a stress reaction in his rib, which necessitated the procedure. Performed Friday morning in Dallas by Dr. Greg Pearl

Eric Stephen ‏
Dr. Pearl also performed the surgery on Josh Beckett in 2013 to remove a rib, which relieved pressure caused by Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

#3053 [url]

Feb 12 16 6:15 PM

True2DaBlue wrote:
Uggh! Not even ST and already an injury and surgery. At least it happened early and isn't really depended on at this time. He's hoping to a speedy recovery.
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Eric Stephen ‏
Dodgers say Frankie Montas had rib resection surgery this morning to remove his right first rib. Out 2-4 months

Eric Stephen
Montas had a stress reaction in his rib, which necessitated the procedure. Performed Friday morning in Dallas by Dr. Greg Pearl

Eric Stephen ‏
Dr. Pearl also performed the surgery on Josh Beckett in 2013 to remove a rib, which relieved pressure caused by Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
What is a stress reaction in the rib? I've never heard of such a thing.

#3054 [url]

Feb 12 16 8:40 PM

Shmolnick wrote:
True2DaBlue wrote:
Uggh! Not even ST and already an injury and surgery. At least it happened early and isn't really depended on at this time. He's hoping to a speedy recovery.
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Eric Stephen ‏
Dodgers say Frankie Montas had rib resection surgery this morning to remove his right first rib. Out 2-4 months

Eric Stephen
Montas had a stress reaction in his rib, which necessitated the procedure. Performed Friday morning in Dallas by Dr. Greg Pearl

Eric Stephen ‏
Dr. Pearl also performed the surgery on Josh Beckett in 2013 to remove a rib, which relieved pressure caused by Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
What is a stress reaction in the rib? I've never heard of such a thing.

At least it wasn't the year's first hamstring.

#3055 [url]

Feb 13 16 5:20 AM

beefchopper wrote:
Charles Hairston, the agent for 16-year-old Cuban prospect Lazaro Armenteros (also the cousin of former Major Leaguers Scott Hairston and Jerry Hairston Jr.), tells MLB.com’s Jesse Sanchez that his client is not close to a decision (links to Sanchez on Twitter). While multiple reports earlier this week suggested that “Lazarito” was weighing offers and would decide on a team, Hairston tells Sanchez that new teams have entered the mix in the event that Lazarito waits to sign until the 2016-17 international signing period begins on July 2. He’s also still considering signing with a team during the current period, though. “For a 16 year-old, it’s easy to want to just play ball,” said Hairston. “But he wants to do what’s best for his family. He’s being very mature.”

Waiting until July 2, notably, would eliminate multiple teams from the mix, including the Dodgers, Cubs, Royals and Giants. Those four clubs have vastly exceeded their 2015-16 international pools and would, thus, be ineligible to sign a player for more than $300K in the two forthcoming signing periods. Waiting until the next period would also open the door for clubs like the Braves, Phillies, Padres and Cardinals — each of whom is said to be preparing to be aggressive on the international front in the 2016-17 period.
  • The Padres are expected to make some noise on the international market, asBadler writes and Longenhagen also covers in the above-linked piece. San Diego appears to be the favorite to land two high-end Cuban talents: 19-year-old outfielder Jorge Ona and young southpaw Adrian Morejon. (The Cubs had been seen as having an edge on the latter, per Badler, but now seem to have made way for the Pads.) Per the report, the club is also primed to add a few significant July 2 prospects from the Dominican Republic and Venezuela.
  • GM A.J. Preller has long been known for his international attention and acumen, and it seems that he’s now putting that background to work as his organization looks to rebuild a lightly-regarded farm system. Indeed, the team appears to be giving quite a bit of attention to yet another young Cuban player, Lazaro “Lazarito” Armenteros, as Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune details.Like the Braves, San Diego would need to convince him to wait until the next July 2 period to avoid incurring penalties (for exceeding this year’s international spending caps) that would foul up other significant moves.

#3058 [url]

Feb 13 16 10:43 AM

Baseball America just released their Top 100 prospect list and the Dodgers had 7 prospects on the list. The number is padded because they rated Kenta Maeda as the No. 50 prospect and other organizations and analysts did not include Maeda as a prospect.

Baseball America also ranked the Dodgers' farm system No. 1 in baseball.

Pretty amazing turnaround for the farm system under Kasten, Friedman and Zaidi.

#3059 [url]

Feb 13 16 4:52 PM

DieHardDodgerFan wrote:
Baseball America just released their Top 100 prospect list and the Dodgers had 7 prospects on the list. The number is padded because they rated Kenta Maeda as the No. 50 prospect and other organizations and analysts did not include Maeda as a prospect.

Baseball America also ranked the Dodgers' farm system No. 1 in baseball.

Pretty amazing turnaround for the farm system under Kasten, Friedman and Zaidi.


The one major whiff was Moncada. They could have had him but all of the sudden decided to not go all in and allowed the Red Sox to get him.

#3060 [url]

Feb 13 16 4:58 PM

NewportDodger wrote:
DieHardDodgerFan wrote:
Baseball America just released their Top 100 prospect list and the Dodgers had 7 prospects on the list. The number is padded because they rated Kenta Maeda as the No. 50 prospect and other organizations and analysts did not include Maeda as a prospect.

Baseball America also ranked the Dodgers' farm system No. 1 in baseball.

Pretty amazing turnaround for the farm system under Kasten, Friedman and Zaidi.


The one major whiff was Moncada. They could have had him but all of the sudden decided to not go all in and allowed the Red Sox to get him.

Deja Vu.  Weren't you complaining about Moncada earlier?  It's hard to call that a "major whiff" when our haul is still incomplete from this July 2 period and neither Moncada nor our players (Alvarez, Heredia, Estevez, etc.) have made their ML debuts.  It'll take 3-5 years at least to know which call was the right call.
 

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