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  • @Dodgers • 20m

    Plaschke, Thy Sweater Is Argyle: Joe DiMaggio and Jake LaMotta Pickups

    I've always enjoyed the 1951 and 1952 Berk Ross sets. The checklist features a wide variety of athletes and anything oddball vintage tends to spark an interest in my collecting adventures. A 1952 Berk Ross Roy Campanella was the first card I ever purchased after working at the card shop before PSA, and it was bought on my first day working there. Neither issue happens to be a set I chase religiously but every once in a while you can get a star at a nice discount compared with the mainstream issues like Topps and Bowman.

    I was able to snag these two 1951 Berk Ross cards from my old job on one of my trips back to Los Angeles since my move.

    I've always enjoyed the 1951 and 1952 Berk Ross sets. The checklist features a wide variety of athletes and anything oddball vintage tends to spark an interest in my collecting adventures. A 1952 Berk Ross Roy Campanella was the first card I ever purchased after working at the card shop before PSA, and it was bought on my first day working there. Neither issue happens to be a set I chase religiously but every once in a while you can get a star at a nice discount compared with the mainstream issues like Topps and Bowman.

    I was able to snag these two 1951 Berk Ross cards from my old job on one of my trips back to Los Angeles since my move.

  • @Dodgers • 2h

    Think Blue: Beating the Shift: Is It Really Worth the Effort?

    For fans of the Dodgers who watch the majority of the games, many opinions have surfaced lately as to why some players don't try to beat the shift more to get on base.

    I had a few opinions on the matter, but I was certainly enlightened a bit more after doing just an hour or so of research, which is a miracle in itself when considering my schedule. Indeed, there were plenty of resources out there that crunched a bunch of endless numbers, but I eventually stumbled upon a story written in 2018 based more on principles and theories instead of compounded data alone.

    For fans of the Dodgers who watch the majority of the games, many opinions have surfaced lately as to why some players don't try to beat the shift more to get on base.

    I had a few opinions on the matter, but I was certainly enlightened a bit more after doing just an hour or so of research, which is a miracle in itself when considering my schedule. Indeed, there were plenty of resources out there that crunched a bunch of endless numbers, but I eventually stumbled upon a story written in 2018 based more on principles and theories instead of compounded data alone.

  • @Dodgers • 5h

    Fansided: Dodgers: Three veteran bats to replace David Freese

    With David Freese on to greener pastures in retirement, the Dodgers need both a new clubhouse-saving veteran and a new platoon-able first baseman, or at least a veteran hitter with both postseason experience and a solid bat.

    It will be hard to find a player who can play first base, who has playoff experience, and who can hit anywhere near as well as Freese, but the Dodgers can afford to only satisfy one or two of those categories.

    The team already employs Matt Beaty for an extended amount of time and for a very reasonable contract, so finding a first baseman is less important than finding a solid right-handed bat, or at least a hitter who can hit lefties better than Beaty's sub-.

    With David Freese on to greener pastures in retirement, the Dodgers need both a new clubhouse-saving veteran and a new platoon-able first baseman, or at least a veteran hitter with both postseason experience and a solid bat.

    It will be hard to find a player who can play first base, who has playoff experience, and who can hit anywhere near as well as Freese, but the Dodgers can afford to only satisfy one or two of those categories.

    The team already employs Matt Beaty for an extended amount of time and for a very reasonable contract, so finding a first baseman is less important than finding a solid right-handed bat, or at least a hitter who can hit lefties better than Beaty's sub-.

  • @Dodgers • 10h

    Fansided: Dodgers need two aces to replicate the World Series blueprint

    The 2019 World Series is set as the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros will begin play on Tuesday. The Nationals stunned the Dodgers in game five of the NLDS and then swept the Cardinals to secure their first World Series appearance.

    The Astros beat the Yankees on a walk-off home run and if there is one thing for the Dodgers to take away from both teams, it starts at the top of both club's rotations. Not only do the Astros and Nationals have three very good starting pitchers in their rotation but each have two aces at the top of their rotation.

    The 2019 World Series is set as the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros will begin play on Tuesday. The Nationals stunned the Dodgers in game five of the NLDS and then swept the Cardinals to secure their first World Series appearance.

    The Astros beat the Yankees on a walk-off home run and if there is one thing for the Dodgers to take away from both teams, it starts at the top of both club's rotations. Not only do the Astros and Nationals have three very good starting pitchers in their rotation but each have two aces at the top of their rotation.

  • @Dodgers • 24h

    Mike Scioscia's Tragic Illness: Walker Buehler, Justin Turner, Joc Pederson analyze baseball movies for GQ (who have amazing timing)

    Dodgers players earlier did some fun videos for BuzzFeed, and now Joc Pederson, Justin Turner, and Walker Buehler have done the same for GQ by breaking down baseball movies.

    I know this had to have been filmed before the playoffs, so whoever made the decision it was to release this around the World Series sure had a lot more faith in the Dodgers than they justified.

    Seriously though, it's a fun video.

    "That looks like Joc's swing."

    "That's what happens when you bring 12 year old's into this stuff.

    Dodgers players earlier did some fun videos for BuzzFeed, and now Joc Pederson, Justin Turner, and Walker Buehler have done the same for GQ by breaking down baseball movies.

    I know this had to have been filmed before the playoffs, so whoever made the decision it was to release this around the World Series sure had a lot more faith in the Dodgers than they justified.

    Seriously though, it's a fun video.

    "That looks like Joc's swing."

    "That's what happens when you bring 12 year old's into this stuff.

  • @Dodgers • 1d

    Think Blue: Dodgers Roster: Some Very Preliminary Ideas About the 2020 Starting Rotation

    While some fans of the Dodgers will need a bit more time to recover from the nightmare Game 5 of the 2019 NLDS, other fans are already looking toward next season, at least in terms of gauging how the bulk of the player roster could look.

    In Friday's column, we noted the desire of veteran lefty Rich Hill to return to Los Angeles in 2020, which spurred a discussion as to where he could conceivably fit into the team's 25-man roster. Today, I thought it would be a good idea to throw around a few ideas about the prospective starting rotation.

    While some fans of the Dodgers will need a bit more time to recover from the nightmare Game 5 of the 2019 NLDS, other fans are already looking toward next season, at least in terms of gauging how the bulk of the player roster could look.

    In Friday's column, we noted the desire of veteran lefty Rich Hill to return to Los Angeles in 2020, which spurred a discussion as to where he could conceivably fit into the team's 25-man roster. Today, I thought it would be a good idea to throw around a few ideas about the prospective starting rotation.

  • @Dodgers • 1d

    Dodger Blue: Dodgers News: Gavin Lux Used 'Aggressive' Mindset With Throws To Overcome Case Of Yips

    Among the many rookies to make an impact for the Los Angeles Dodgers during the 2019 season was top prospect Gavin Lux, who slugged his way at a historic pace in the Minors to eventually earn an MLB promotion at the start of September.

    Prior to his breakout campaign, Lux was one of a handful of Minor League players to receive a non-roster invitation to Spring Training this year. He received an early taste of the Major League lifestyle, but it didn't come without some growing pains along the way.

    Lux batted just .150/.190/.300 in 10 Cactus League games, but the bulk of his woes stemmed from the defensive side of things.

    Among the many rookies to make an impact for the Los Angeles Dodgers during the 2019 season was top prospect Gavin Lux, who slugged his way at a historic pace in the Minors to eventually earn an MLB promotion at the start of September.

    Prior to his breakout campaign, Lux was one of a handful of Minor League players to receive a non-roster invitation to Spring Training this year. He received an early taste of the Major League lifestyle, but it didn't come without some growing pains along the way.

    Lux batted just .150/.190/.300 in 10 Cactus League games, but the bulk of his woes stemmed from the defensive side of things.

  • @Dodgers • 2d

    LADodgerTalk.com: Evolution, not Revolution!

    In case you have forgotten, the 2019 LA Dodgers are a young team (overall), with a very deep and very god farm system and accomplished the following:

    Most Wins in LA Dodger History - 106
    Best Team ERA in MLB

    Yes, it has been 32 years since the Dodgers have won the Worl Series. Yes, 2019 was a bitter pill to swallow. Yes, it is way past time for the Dodgers to win. Yes, I feel your pain. Yes, it's not as bad as it seems. Yes, don't blow up the team. Yes, get a grip!

    In case you have forgotten, the 2019 LA Dodgers are a young team (overall), with a very deep and very god farm system and accomplished the following:

    Most Wins in LA Dodger History - 106
    Best Team ERA in MLB

    Yes, it has been 32 years since the Dodgers have won the Worl Series. Yes, 2019 was a bitter pill to swallow. Yes, it is way past time for the Dodgers to win. Yes, I feel your pain. Yes, it's not as bad as it seems. Yes, don't blow up the team. Yes, get a grip!

  • @Dodgers • 2d

    Mike Scioscia's Tragic Illness: Looking at the 12 arbitration-eligible Dodgers and their projected salaries

    The Dodgers have an interesting group of arbitration-eligible players this winter, including a couple franchise cornerstones and couple veterans going into their last year of team control.

    Matt Schwartz of MLB Trade Rumors released his predictions. While they're not always 100 percent spot-on, he is the gold standard when it comes to these predictions. The Dodgers have 12 players eligible, and they are as follows:

    OF Joc Pederson (Arb 3) - $8.5 million
    IF/OF Enrique Hernandez (Arb 3) - $5.

    The Dodgers have an interesting group of arbitration-eligible players this winter, including a couple franchise cornerstones and couple veterans going into their last year of team control.

    Matt Schwartz of MLB Trade Rumors released his predictions. While they're not always 100 percent spot-on, he is the gold standard when it comes to these predictions. The Dodgers have 12 players eligible, and they are as follows:

    OF Joc Pederson (Arb 3) - $8.5 million
    IF/OF Enrique Hernandez (Arb 3) - $5.

  • @Dodgers • 2d

    Fansided: Just how talented are the Dodgers left-handed hitters?

    Cody Bellinger, Corey Seager, and to a slightly lesser degree Max Muncy all are favorably viewed around the sport as either being great hitters or potentially great hitters. Bellinger obviously had the best season this year, and his 47 home runs helped the Dodgers' lefty hitters hit the most home runs in baseball. But even without Belli's production, the team would have been in the top-10 in homers by lefties in 2019.

    It comes to more than home runs though of course. The team's lefties also had the highest OBP and SLG, and thus the highest OPS with an impressive .

    Cody Bellinger, Corey Seager, and to a slightly lesser degree Max Muncy all are favorably viewed around the sport as either being great hitters or potentially great hitters. Bellinger obviously had the best season this year, and his 47 home runs helped the Dodgers' lefty hitters hit the most home runs in baseball. But even without Belli's production, the team would have been in the top-10 in homers by lefties in 2019.

    It comes to more than home runs though of course. The team's lefties also had the highest OBP and SLG, and thus the highest OPS with an impressive .

  • @Dodgers • 2d

    Think Blue: Dodgers Roster: Rich Hill Indicates Desire to Stay in Los Angeles

    While some folks close to the Dodgers do not anticipate any major changes to the roster over the winter, there is still bound to be some minor movement, especially among the team's free agents.

    The big three players on the team who will declare free agency following the 2019 World Series are Hyun-Jin Ryu, Russell Martin and Rich Hill.

    Seemingly, Ryu has continually expressed his interest to remain a Dodger, and it's probably safe to assume that Martin would like to stay put as well. However, it was Hill who was the first to come out publicly after the season ended, stating his desire to remain in Los Angeles.

    While some folks close to the Dodgers do not anticipate any major changes to the roster over the winter, there is still bound to be some minor movement, especially among the team's free agents.

    The big three players on the team who will declare free agency following the 2019 World Series are Hyun-Jin Ryu, Russell Martin and Rich Hill.

    Seemingly, Ryu has continually expressed his interest to remain a Dodger, and it's probably safe to assume that Martin would like to stay put as well. However, it was Hill who was the first to come out publicly after the season ended, stating his desire to remain in Los Angeles.

  • @Dodgers • 2d

    Mike Scioscia's Tragic Illness: Rick Honeycutt retires, leaving Mark Prior big shoes to fill as pitching coach

    The Dodgers' NLDS Game 5 upset by the National League Champion Washington Nationals was a shocking loss after an exceptional 106-win season. It isn't the only significant loss for the team heading into the 2020 season. Perhaps the biggest announcement to come out of Andrew Friedman's press conference last week was the retirement of long-tenured pitching coach Rick Honeycutt. Mark Prior likely takes over for Honeycutt as pitching coach when Honeycutt moves into a special assistant role in the front office.

    "Obviously he's meant a lot to this organization for a long time, and he still will going forward," club president Andrew Friedman said.

    The Dodgers' NLDS Game 5 upset by the National League Champion Washington Nationals was a shocking loss after an exceptional 106-win season. It isn't the only significant loss for the team heading into the 2020 season. Perhaps the biggest announcement to come out of Andrew Friedman's press conference last week was the retirement of long-tenured pitching coach Rick Honeycutt. Mark Prior likely takes over for Honeycutt as pitching coach when Honeycutt moves into a special assistant role in the front office.

    "Obviously he's meant a lot to this organization for a long time, and he still will going forward," club president Andrew Friedman said.

  • @Dodgers • 2d

    Fansided: Dodgers: Grading the Dodgers' 2018 off-season moves

    While some of the moves helped on the fringes, others clearly did not. With the Dodgers' season now over after a stunning Game 5 loss to the Nationals in the NLDS, let's look back and see how those moves worked out.

    A.J. Pollock

    After clearing up some of the log jam in the outfield by trading away the right-handed bats of Matt Kemp and Yasiel Puig, the Front Office inexplicably signed the injury prone A.J. Pollock to a 5-year $60 million contract.

    The move seemed rather puzzling at the time given the fact that highly touted rookie, Alex Verdugo, was waiting in the wings.

    While some of the moves helped on the fringes, others clearly did not. With the Dodgers' season now over after a stunning Game 5 loss to the Nationals in the NLDS, let's look back and see how those moves worked out.

    A.J. Pollock

    After clearing up some of the log jam in the outfield by trading away the right-handed bats of Matt Kemp and Yasiel Puig, the Front Office inexplicably signed the injury prone A.J. Pollock to a 5-year $60 million contract.

    The move seemed rather puzzling at the time given the fact that highly touted rookie, Alex Verdugo, was waiting in the wings.

  • @Dodgers • 2d

    Plaschke, Thy Sweater Is Argyle: Roy Campanella Oddball Pickup: 1953-55 Dormand Postcard, PSA Authentic

    Today's post features one of the remaining Roy Campanella cards I need to complete my player collection of the Brooklyn backstop. Basically everything I need, if not everything, is an oddball release. The below fits perfectly into that mold.

    Recently back from PSA is this beautiful 1953-55 Dormand Postcard. These are absolutely stunning and the Campy has been on my radar for some time. I had this one on hold at my old job and finally picked it up before dropping it off at work for slabbing. It came back an Authentic and it's a welcome addition to the collection.

    Today's post features one of the remaining Roy Campanella cards I need to complete my player collection of the Brooklyn backstop. Basically everything I need, if not everything, is an oddball release. The below fits perfectly into that mold.

    Recently back from PSA is this beautiful 1953-55 Dormand Postcard. These are absolutely stunning and the Campy has been on my radar for some time. I had this one on hold at my old job and finally picked it up before dropping it off at work for slabbing. It came back an Authentic and it's a welcome addition to the collection.

  • @Dodgers • 3d

    LADodgerTalk.com: Einstein Insanity

    Einstein insanity..."Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results." So the team should stay as they are with little to no change? There are many who believe the team is worthy of a WS championship as it is currently constructed with a couple of tweaks. Another year with RVS as hitting coach will obviously make the Dodgers even better hitters than they were in 2019. Urias, May, and Gonsolin are more than enough to make up for the loss of Hill and Ryu. The Dodgers bullpen was in the top 5 with ERA, why change?

    Einstein insanity..."Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results." So the team should stay as they are with little to no change? There are many who believe the team is worthy of a WS championship as it is currently constructed with a couple of tweaks. Another year with RVS as hitting coach will obviously make the Dodgers even better hitters than they were in 2019. Urias, May, and Gonsolin are more than enough to make up for the loss of Hill and Ryu. The Dodgers bullpen was in the top 5 with ERA, why change?

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