Friday, July 10, 2009

Trade deadline fast approaching

After a lengthy statistical analysis of the Dodgers without any of the analysis, my dear friend, a longtime contributor to Dodgerthoughts who shall remain nameless, and I have finally slogged through all of the statistical nomenclature to come to something akin to Stan Conte's new injurymetric algorithm (featured in today's NY Times...that's right you heard me), and have decisively agreed as to what the Dodgers MUST have to proceed elegantly into October and, most hopefully, into the kith and kin of November.

The Dodgers MUST acquire not an inning's eating machine on the mound, but a bona fide top of the rotation ACE, if not two of them, and a mashing number four hole hitter. This addresses both areas of most immediate concern to the team: their lack of a bona fide top of the rotation ACE and a number four hole masher.

If the Dodgers wish to avoid the Chicago Cubs model of '08 and proceed apace into that good night, Ned Colletti must add these two signature elements. If the team stands pat and hopes beyond hope that Wolf and Kuroda and Kershaw have the stuff and substance to withstand such pressure, and that Andre Ethier can provide that power and strike fear into the heart of CC and Co., then more power to him. He will be handing over the reigns to Ms. Ng before Holloween.



Blogger Michael Pascoe said...

Since we are double posting here, I too will double post.

Good observation. I too thought that we needed help in the pitching department, but since the guys have been winning, I kept that thought to myself. But, seriously, is this pitching staff that good? I would like to think so, but Dodger Tony is correct. We need an Ace and a good 4th hitter that will strike fear into the opposing hitters.

No complaints, just trying to figure what might happen so we don’t end up like the Cubs or the Tigers.

I saw parts of the Giants/Padres game. San Diego was only two runs back and probably could catch up. But, the pitcher for the dreaded Giants looked tough. Then the flood gates were opened in the fifth and it was horrible. Two homeruns on two consecutive pitches. Glad the Dodgers won last night.

8:10 AM  
Blogger JamieB. said...

I agree on the starting pitcher but I think they have enough offense. This Dodger team, unlike previous years, wins games in those intangible, almost non-statistical, ways and that's the kind of thing you want with your squad. I heard Dodger Tony say the other day that he thought last year's team was better than this year's. He must have been sucking on helium at the time.

12:51 PM  
Blogger Tony Forkush said...

(high dwarf voice)
"hey whadya talking about?"

1:57 PM  
Blogger Michael Pascoe said...

I've seen teams that are better than the previous year and still not win it all. I thought last years Lakers were better than this year, but they still won.

2:14 PM  
Blogger JamieB. said...

Tony's Mets. What a fucking joke. They're making my Reds look like an actual team as we speak. Tony is so full of shit his hair is brown and he's not even Jewish anymore. The Dodgers should get Cliff Lee, Roy Oswald, Adam Dunn and Adrian Gonzalez in a four team trade for Xavier Paul, Eric Milton, Mark Loretta, Jamie Hoffman, Chin-Lung Hu, Juan Castro, A.J. Ellis, Blake Dewitt, the guy who sings Tevye every year at the Chabad House Telethon and a guy named Chris.

5:53 PM  
Blogger Michael Pascoe said...

Um, Jamie. It seems that the Mets beat the Reds tonight. I don't like to tease the Reds, but I had to just this once.

Now, the real point is: When will the Reds get a team?

1:26 AM  

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