Rox @ Dodgers (3/16)

Lineup 16Mar

Game begins at 2:05 MDT live on MLBN television.

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sdcarp
sdcarp
6 years ago

As usual – I’m somewhat off on a tangent. Here’s the tangent: Lets assess the NL at the moment – NL East – Nats are strong (will come back to the Braves in a minute) NL Central – Cards are strong (will come back to the Reds in a minute) NL West – Dodgers are strong. Now……look at the recent rash of critical injuries. Braves lose Beachy AND Medlen for sure, and Minor is nursing a sore shoulder. Ervin Santana… Read more »

Agbayani
Agbayani
6 years ago
Reply to  sdcarp

sdcarp, good point: with 2 wildcards and with lots of clubs seemingly falling backward (injuries, free agency) and no obvious risers, any team that gets off to a good start ought to be thinking playoffs. Atlanta was just devastated by injuries, and I don’t think they’ll be happy with Ervin Santana as a backup plan. They could fall all the way back to the pack. Pittsburgh is a great story, and I like them — actually, the IDEA of them… Read more »

sdcarp
sdcarp
6 years ago
Reply to  Agbayani

Benny – this whole concept clicked with me when I saw a tweet Saturday that Patrick Corbin (who I really like) came off the field with an elbow injury. Obviously, I already knew the Braves have been devasted by injuries (and their Farm isn’t what it once was). I agree 100% with your assessment of the Pirates, and the Reds losing Choo was huge. So you start doing the math………and lots of teams have a chance. I’m not sure I… Read more »

Agbayani
Agbayani
6 years ago

Really nice story on LaTroy Hawkins on espn: http://www.baseballthinkfactory.org/newsstand/discussion/espn_latroy_hawkins_and_family

Any of our spring training regulars familiar with LaTroy’s extended baseball family? Just a really cool story. Read it!

Agbayani
Agbayani
6 years ago
Reply to  Agbayani

Posted the link to it by mistake, here’s the original: http://espn.go.com/blog/spring-training/post/_/id/1976/latroy-hawkins-and-family

Doc
Doc
6 years ago

Thanks, Ag. Good to know players like that still exist. Hope it rubs off on a few of the “stars”.

sdcarp
sdcarp
6 years ago

Duh……RMH wrote a response in another thread about potential Rox platoon situations that we collectively debated a bit……and I think we may have left out the most important potential platoon- Closer. If Hawkins and Brothers are used correctly, I think we can have a very effective CL.

sabrchip
sabrchip
6 years ago

Wow! With all the green beer being served today, there seems to be more purple kool aid on the bar. Nats, Cards and Bums seem to be a good choice but I have a feeling that Kershaw goes down with a bad arm this year, kinda like Koufax. They overspent and I have a sneaky feelin’ that by the time August rolls around, if they haven’t run away from everybody else, they may fall out of it in a super… Read more »

Jeem
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Jeem
6 years ago

Group! What’s been going-on all winter? I’m completely clueless as to what’s up! Is Cuddyer still overpaid?

jaredean
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jaredean
6 years ago
Reply to  Jeem

ha! JEEM! Welcome back my friend, we’ve missed the CuddyBashing around here!

GARY
GARY
6 years ago
Reply to  Jeem

Jeem, my favorite Cuddyer basher,master of the sardonic wit.Welcome back!

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