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    They should pursue a better GM instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pb2k View Post
    They should pursue a better GM instead.
    They should get rid of all the McCourt era people not named Kershaw.

    Colleti
    Mattingly
    Kemp
    Ethier

    Dodgers are the best team in baseball to have a lousy manager, lousy gm, and lousy, overpaid, hasbeen outfield who gets saved by the grace of Puig.

    Also are the Puig haters officially gone now? Not only has there been no sophmore slump, he also seems to have matured at rapid rate. Yasiel still needs some polish, but he's at a point now where I can say he is no longer the least matured player on this team. There are slew of old guys on the Dodgers who are battling each other for the title of least mature, including Mr. my beard don't work no more, and Mr. I should play center field eventhough I'm too busy being a celeb instead of focusing on being a better baseball player.
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    Kemp is fine as long as he stays out of center field. They need to get a real center fielder and get rid of Ethier however they can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pb2k View Post
    Kemp is fine as long as he stays out of center field. They need to get a real center fielder and get rid of Ethier however they can.
    In an ideal world they should get rid of both of them, and send Crawford along too, but Kemp actually stinks the most out of all three.

    WAR statistics:
    Crawford 0.5
    Ethier -0.4
    Kemp -1.2

    So Kemp's getting paid 20+ million to play worst than AAA player, but here's what seals the deal for me as to why Kemp needs to go and the Dodgers would actually be better team without him.

    Matt Kemp stat line is: 305 AB/ .269 BA/ 8 HR/ 35 RBI/ 38R/ 5-5 SB-CS/ .330 OPB/ .964 Fielding %
    Scott Van Slyke's stat line is: 127 AB/ .268 BA/ 8 HR/ 16RBI/ 20 R/ 2-2 SB-CS/ /.400 OPB/ 1.000 Fielding %

    And Scott Van Slyke's WAR Stat is 2.0

    So we got a better version of Kemp just sitting on the bench. I can't say for certain Joc Pederson will be better than Ethier, but I imagine he can't be any worst. The Dodgers need to go young in outfield and maybe that will give them the boost of energy they need to take them to the next level in October. People keep saying the Dodgers need veteran experience more than they need youth in the 2nd half, but Kemp and Ethier have been to the post season numerous times and have failed everytime to help carry the Dodgers to the World Series.

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    SVS is not better than Kemp. Kemp started slow because he hadn't played forever but since he has been getting regular playing time he has been hitting way better. His defense was really never good but if he stays in left that doesn't matter that much. With the shoulder surgeries his power will come back kind of slow and will probably never get back to where it was but it should get better. You're not going to get anywhere close to his value back in a trade so just keep him. Ethier really has no value so who cares what comes back just get rid of him.

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    Dan Haren's first 7 starts: 2 HR allowed, 2.68 ERA. His last 13 starts: 18 HR allowed, 5.25 ERA (4.2 IP tonight, if these 2 don't score)
    https://twitter.com/truebluela/statu...15688309829633

    Hopefully he is out of the rotation soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pb2k View Post
    Kemp started slow because he hadn't played forever but since he has been getting regular playing time he has been hitting way better. His defense was really never good but if he stays in left that doesn't matter that much. With the shoulder surgeries his power will come back kind of slow and will probably never get back to where it was but it should get better. You're not going to get anywhere close to his value back in a trade so just keep him. Ethier really has no value so who cares what comes back just get rid of him.
    I greatly beg to differ that Ethier has no value. Ethier's a lefty, he plays a solid to gold glove outfield depending on what position he's playing, and he has a knack for making big hits. Pretty much every team in MLB values that. Now will you get something great in return for Ethier? No! Ethier's owed way too much money, and he couldn't hit a lefty of his life depended on it. Still some team that lacks a solid lefty outfielder who can make a big hit every once and while will value Andre to some extent.

    I believe the Dodgers will put both Kemp and Ethier out there before the trade line ends. I think at this point it will be more likely a trade to get rid of fat and dead weight than it will be a trade to pick up a player the Dodgers need. It may sound like I'm saying for certain Ethier has more trade value than Kemp, but you never know. Some team may really covet Kemp's celebrity status and potential for home runs, but I think for the most part the both of them are worth a bag of peanuts unless the Dodgers are willing pay a large chunk of what's owed to them. In that regaurds this is where I think Kemp hurts the Dodgers a little more than Ethier when it comes to trade value.

    I would be interested to hear what a non Dodgers fan has to say about Kemp and Ethier. I think bias towards both of these players always clouds this conversation.

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    Mattingly just allowed Chris Perez, who should have been DFA'd months ago to walk four straight batters in the 8th inning of a one run game. What the **** is this guys problem?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pb2k View Post
    Mattingly just allowed Chris Perez, who should have been DFA'd months ago to walk four straight batters in the 8th inning of a one run game. What the **** is this guys problem?
    I blame Coletti, he put the roster together, he needs to go. all the money at his disposal and he pays top dollar on crap.

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    Wow! Mattingly sucks!!!

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