Saturday, July 11, 2009

With six you get egg roll.

As the trading deadline approaches (nice opening half sentence), Ned Colletti is in a rather unenviable position. The man without the contract extension may be forced to make some kind of a signature pitching move, or two or three, in order to secure his post. If he, and I mean Colletti, is really the GM of this team then, budget notwithstanding, he is under enormous pressure to win now. Or is he?

Perhaps it is just me, but does anyone on this blog believe that this year's team can progress unimpeded through the playoffs with the starting pitching as it is now constituted? How confident are Dodger fans with this proposition? These are really rhetorical questions and are not meant to be answered but mulled.

It seems time for our news media (Mr. Shaiken) to provide us with Ned Colletti's mindset into these matters, transparency or no.

I, for one, believe that this ballclub is two to three arms away from a championship. That's three players. When was the last time the Dodgers appeared this capable of a pennant and trophy? Last year was the opening act. Let us hope that fear of future diminution by Colletti, if he is the GM, will not sabotage this perhaps once in a lifetime opportunity to win now at all costs.

For what more is there really than that?


Blogger Michael Pascoe said...

I don't believe this current staff can make it through the playoffs, but with a Joe Torre team, you never know. As you know, pitchers get stronger during the course of a season. If this current staff of pitchers play better, then that will be a good indication.

But, by then it might be too late.

4:15 PM  
Blogger Michael Pascoe said...

Oh, and by the way... I love that move (With six you get an egg roll). I also loved the television show starring Robert Reed.

4:17 PM  
Blogger Michael Pascoe said...

I’m sorry, Six You Get an Eggroll was with Doris Day. The movie with Lucille Ball was Yours, Mine, and Ours. They came out the same year (1968). The premise was the same; a widower with three children marrying a widow with three children.

I guess this was about the same time this kind of thing was happening in America. After all, the Brady Bunch was a hit. (Oh, come on. You know you watched it).

8:47 AM  

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