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Fire the McCourts



A look at the Dodgers under the McCourt regime as they fumble their way through ownership.



Updated: 2014-10-05T01:32:34.353-07:00

 



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2006-11-24T19:33:31.895-08:00

http://huzzah.cc/dodgers/



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2006-02-13T12:39:38.183-08:00

Goodbye Loyal Readers (both of you)All good things must come to an end...and so must this blog.I recently was asked to write a weekly column for a small local paper called The Midvalley News. The first column is basically a rehash of what I have said here. After that, fresh new material. I also recently became an Assistant Principal at the high school I work at. In addition I am coaching baseball



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2006-02-05T15:28:36.886-08:00

Seattle 27Pittsburgh 17



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2006-01-14T21:53:05.933-08:00

Baez BewareThe Dodgers traded promising young starters Edwin Jackson and Chuck Tiffany to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays today for relievers Danys Baez and Lance Carter.Immediately, many will be enamored with Baez's 41 saves last year without realizing that all it takes to save a game is to pitch one inning without giving up one or two runs. His secondary numbers are nothing special, as he averaged 6 K



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2006-01-09T19:45:35.286-08:00

Lull talkWith no free agents left and a trade seemingly unlikely, it looks like the Dodgers we have now are the Dodgers we are going to get, more or less.I don't think they're the class of the NL, but who really can make that claim right now? Cardinals have lost some key pieces and past Carpenter, they are very suspect pitchingwise. They can afford even less now to take the hit of losing one of



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2006-01-08T14:16:50.620-08:00

I hate Tweener TimeTweener Time that period between the end of the regular football season and the beginning of baseball season. I will watch the NFL playoffs with passing interest (I chose to go see "Munich" last night instead of watching New England take on Jacksonville...one was a slaughter televised worldwide and one was a movie directed by Steven Spielberg).I perused my roster for my keeper



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2006-01-04T16:49:11.196-08:00

Calling my shotUSC 44Texas 31



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2006-01-04T16:47:46.180-08:00

So Long Dirty SanchezLooking upon the Sanchez/Schmoll for Seo/Hamulack deal, my thought is positive indifference (meaning I'm fine with the move, but it doesn't swing me toward excitement or disappointment) . Here's my positive and negative checklist:Positive:-Personally, I'd rather have a guy who throws 6-7 innings than a guy who throws 1, sometimes 2. Starters are harder to come by than



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2005-12-27T15:57:29.240-08:00

Funny Stuff:http://youtube.com/watch.php?v=IggTu7kV7No&search=lazy%20sunday%20snl



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2005-12-27T15:56:09.936-08:00

Mid-Term Grade for NeddyI think the Lofton signing was excessive and would have liked to see that money poured into a better starting pitcher than Tomko. But Tomko is what he is (a 4th or 5th starter), so I'm not going to get my panties in a bunch about him signing. He replaces Weaver as the stretch of efficiency followed by a barrage of HRs guy in the rotation.I like Mueller and I like Nomaaaaah



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2005-12-13T18:58:59.443-08:00

No More Games with Milton BradleyIf you're of the school of thought that Colletti HAD to trade Bradley, getting Ethier was probably the best he could do. I don't like including Perez, but the situation was probably such that in order to get a better prospect, they had to throw in Perez, who'll hopefully get a fair shake in Oakland and a chance to show what he can do with 300+ PAs. It's a hell of



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2005-12-03T21:19:14.386-08:00

The $13 million Shortstopgaphttp://www.latimes.com/sports/baseball/mlb/dodgers/la-spw-dodgers4dec04,1,3257611.story?coll=la-headlines-sportsThe signing of Rafael Furcal is perplexing, in that there seem to be more glaring holes on the Dodger squad, namely a 4th starting pitcher and a 3B. Some might construe this move as Colletti banking on the fact that Izturis can't come back whereas I see it



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2005-11-27T21:45:49.313-08:00

Not since Clinton has a B.J. caused this much flux...If the B.J. Ryan 5/47 deal is even close to being true, then it appears we're headed toward a drastic upward spike on relievers paralleling last offseason's markup on starters.Of course, this effects the Dodgers because Gagne hits free agency next year and with Scott Boras representing him, his deal will easily eclipse whatever contract Ryan or



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2005-11-25T10:21:16.766-08:00

Fire Steve MariucciLet's see...the offensive line couldn't even hold back the French Army, so Mooch decides to take out Joey Harrington and Kevin Jones for Jeff Garcia and Shawn Bryson/Artose Pinner? None of these 3 have any future with the Lions organization while the previous 2 do. Just play them and let them learn. Harrington isn't the guy dropping all the passes and he isn't the reason he



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2005-11-23T14:15:09.940-08:00

Go FishWhile it's disheartening to see the Florida Marlins tear their team apart, they are setting themselves up to be perennial contenders possibly as soon as 2 seasons from now. Wherever they end up, they will certainly be an entertaining team to watch. As it stands right now, here could be their 2007 starting lineup and rotation:C-Josh Willingham/Mike Jacobs1B-Jason Stokes/Jacobs2B-Josh



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2005-11-20T15:56:05.086-08:00

In Hindsight Paul...I'm guessing right about now, Paul Depodesta is sitting at home, taking stock of things and wondering where things went wrong. Well FTM is here to give PDP some post-mortem pointers.-Next time you go to Italy, take Lasorda with youWeddings are enough of a pain in the ass without having to worry if it's going to cost you your job. And they're an even bigger pain in the ass when



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2005-11-15T19:02:12.566-08:00

Ned Floundershttp://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2225383With the hiring of Ned Colletti as the new GM of the Dodgers, we finally have confirmation that McCourt had no real plan when he canned PDP. You just don't get rid of a Paul Depodesta to replace them with a Ned Colletti.I have no prejudgements about Ned, but the early returns aren't good. Why does Colletti's hand in the Giants



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2005-11-13T20:26:59.716-08:00

"Tradition"I heard Eric Karros on the radio the other day saying, "The Dodgers are a big market team. They need a big personality in the GM position. Now whether that translates to wins or not, I'm not sure..." I fear it's people like him that have McCourt's ear and lead me to be concerned about the direction of this franchise. But like I've said, with the farm system and the resources, it's



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2005-11-11T20:16:16.500-08:00

Playing GMI hate playing GM, but if everyone else on God's green Earth were to turn down the Dodger GM position (and let's face it, we're 3/4 of the way there), here's a non-intricate look at the moves I'd make. First off the current team and who I'd keep:1B-Choi, Saenz2B-Kent, PerezSS-Robles, then Izturis3B-LF-CF-Bradley/CruzRF-Drew/LedeeC-NavarroUtil-AybarSP-PennySP-O. PerezSP-LoweSP-SP-SP/



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2005-11-09T17:05:59.173-08:00

Peter Gammons reports...That he feels John Hart, Orel Hershiser and Bobby Valentine are the frontrunners for the GM, apprentice and managerial job (Insert Gammons accuracy joke here). He speculates that Epstein wants nothing to do with the job, even if it comes w/ a piece of ownership. How much of this is purely Gammons hoping Epstein comes back to Boston is tough to gauge.After my phone call



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2005-11-07T14:59:21.586-08:00

Any idea?Can anyone venture a guess as to why Roy Smith or Logan White aren't considered candidates for the GM job other than they don't meet McCourt's "requirement" of being experienced?



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2005-11-05T10:58:05.656-08:00

A Week LaterAnd the situation hasn't improved and can only be viewed as having degenerated. The only possibilites floating around are an overrated blowhard (Bowden), an inexperienced prodigal son (Hershiser), the same thing with a little bling (Epstein) who seemingly wants nothing to do with the job and the right hand woman of the guy you just canned (Ng) who will be tough to sell to a



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2005-11-03T22:06:27.683-08:00

What I Miss About Jimbo..."Gonzalez has really great stuff," Tracy said. "I think Torres is a very good pitcher. I could be wrong, but he seems to be to more of the guy who gets the ball, does the job and then hands it off for the ninth inning."Dust off those Tracy-to-English dictionaries and give this one a whirl.



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2005-11-03T18:33:56.976-08:00

Castilla to Padres for LawrenceIt's moves like this that will ensure the Dodgers are competitive in the NL West for years to come. The D'backs must be doing cartwheels that they didn't throw themselves on the grenade known as Kevin Towers.http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/wire?section=mlb&id=2213174



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2005-11-03T18:25:51.070-08:00

Forgive me if I'm not bowled over...http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/wire?section=mlb&id=2212879Which begs the question: What's the fine line between recycled and experienced? Gillick has had a few stops. Hart has had a couple stops. Bowden's next team will be his 3rd. Does anyone wonder why a guy doesn't stay or moves from place to place? Isn't McCourt looking for the "stability this organization