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    Here's some stuff from the BA chat

    Jay (Lincoln, CA): Jim, what would you do if your Torre facing a logjam in the outfield. Jones has to play, but Kemp, Ethier, and Pierre need to fill the corners. Clearly, at least to me, Kemp and Ethier seem to field the best outfield, both defensively and offensively. I cannot understand why the Dodgers don't realize they overpayed for Pierre, deal with the loss and play the best outfield possible, while having a speedy bench guy who can fill in for 2 outfield positions. It almost seems like they are trying to talk up Pierre's value for a possible trade, or are rewarding him the position because of that ludicrous contract that he was offered and signed.

    SportsNation Jim Callis: You may be right on both counts, Jay. Pierre would easily be the fourth outfielder for me. But Ned Colletti can't justify the bad contract or drum up trade interest if he rides the bench, which is what Pierre should be doing.
    Phil (Grand Rapids): Jim, what is your take on Chris Withrow. The handbook had him at a 88-91, but mentioned that he added velocity up to 95 or so during the summer. He has a big-time frame, and the Dodgers have quite a track record with high-school arms. Are we looking at a potential stud here?

    SportsNation Jim Callis: Yes. I don't think he'll be a Kershaw-type stud, but Logan White of the Dodgers may be the game's best judge of pitching talent. Withrow added velocity throughout 2007 and it wouldn't surprise me if he winds up with a consistent plus fastball and curveball.
    Mike (Albany, NY): Hey Jim! Did you see the Mr. Snappy curveball Clay Kershaw threw to Sean Casey over the weekend? I mean poor Sean almost gave up baseball after that! Should the Dodgers plug Clay into the rotation to start the year?

    SportsNation Jim Callis: I'd let Kershaw pitch for at least a month or two in Double-A. But if he continues to look this spectacular, I'd have no qualms about bringing him up in June.
    Jeff (NYC): Loney or Votto?

    SportsNation Jim Callis: Loney.
    Dan (NYC): Kemp or Josh Hamilton long-term?

    SportsNation Jim Callis: Kemp.

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    Maybe we should have a little contest to guess Andruw Jones' starting weight on Opening Day.
    "God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world." ~C.S. Lewis

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    Josh Hamilton? Seriously? Isn't he a crackhead? He couldn't hold Kemp's jock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liceroni View Post
    Maybe we should have a little contest to guess Andruw Jones' starting weight on Opening Day.
    Maybe we should have a contest to guess Andruw Jones' AVG on the year.

    I'll take below .250

    .250, 25 HR, 85 RBI

    many many many runs saved with his glove in the outfield though.

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    I'm hoping Jones can bat his weight this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Claw21 View Post
    Josh Hamilton? Seriously? Isn't he a crackhead? He couldn't hold Kemp's jock.
    Pure talent wise, Hamilton was Matt Kemp 8 years ago. He had pretty good numbers year in limited playing time. It's a weird comparison, but when you consider raw ability the two are still pretty close I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolvie View Post
    I'm hoping Jones can bat his weight this year.
    10/10

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbruin152 View Post
    Scott Podsednik is a terrible baseball player. The White Sox won in '05 because their pitching was dominant (4.91 ERA in '04, 3.61 ERA in '05)--their offense was actually MUCH worse than the year before (865 runs in '04, 741 runs in '05). Unless you're trying to tell me Podsednik was the reason their team ERA dropped 1.3 runs per 9 innings, you've got nothing here.

    Carlos Lee got traded by Milwaukee because he was an impending FA and the rest of their team was crap.

    That's the beauty of logic, my friends. (And actually, Scotty-Pod is a fantasy-league type guy for the SB column.)
    You're funny! Calling Scott Podsednik a terrible baseball player is a joke. He may not be a perennial all-star, but he's a Major Leaguer. He had a career year in 2005 and was part of a Championship team. And that's what it takes to win a World Series, my friend. A team. A team with players who contribute more than may be expected of them.

    The Sox won with great pitching, sure, but they also won with a consistant offense that was well balanced and played hard.

    Is any of this getting through? Calling your way of thinking "logic" doesn't amout to a hill of beans on the field.

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    Got our season tix yesterday! AWESOME, great pics of Dodger greats.
    Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner!

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    Quote Originally Posted by encinododgerfan View Post
    You're funny! Calling Scott Podsednik a terrible baseball player is a joke. He may not be a perennial all-star, but he's a Major Leaguer. He had a career year in 2005 and was part of a Championship team. And that's what it takes to win a World Series, my friend. A team. A team with players who contribute more than may be expected of them.
    Scott Podsednik IS a terrible baseball player, compared to Major Leaguers--I didn't think I would have to make this clarification. Of course I'm not comparing him to you and me. He had a decent OBP and otherwise was nowhere even near Carlos Lee's level of ability. Even his high '05 SB numbers were trumped by him getting thrown out 23 times.

    The White Sox ended up DFAing the guy because they realized he sucked. He had a great season in 2003 and that's about it. Even Gerald Williams was an all-star once. So what?

    And you're exactly right, it takes a team. Thank God the White Sox had enough other bats and an incredibly dominant pitching staff to make up for how much Podsednik sucked.

    Quote Originally Posted by encinododgerfan View Post
    The Sox won with great pitching, sure, but they also won with a consistant offense that was well balanced and played hard.
    Brilliant. The point was the Lee for Podsednik trade was stupid... which it was. Because Podsednik is a ****ty offensive player, regardless of how good his teammates were.

    Quote Originally Posted by encinododgerfan View Post
    Is any of this getting through? Calling your way of thinking "logic" doesn't amout to a hill of beans on the field.
    The White Sox 2004 lineup scored over 100 more runs than the White Sox 2005 lineup. Last I checked, those 100 extra runs were scored on the field.
    Last edited by Hoya; March 13th, 2008 at 04:47 PM.

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