Friday Night Giants

Vinnie does his one-and-only game from Camelback Ranch tonight on SPNLA.


51 thoughts on “Friday Night Giants

    • Completely leaves Kershaw out of Cy conversation, while pimping Matt Harvey (fine pitcher, but still recovering from TJ probably means Mutts will treat him tenderly).

  1. Added a couple of links: Ron Kaplan’s Baseball Bookshelf in the Non-Partisan Baseball Sites section and Tom Hoffarth’s Inside SoCal in the Non-Baseball Sites section on the right sidebar. Each of them has a current post about baseball books, just in time for the start of the season.

  2. Do you suppose Ned ever makes suggestions to the New Regime or is his function limited to lighting their cigars and going for coffee? You know, at whatever salary he’s making, I’d do that…

    • He’s like General Galtieri in 1982 who, after losing the Falklands War, went into “voluntary early retirement.”

    • With Watson and White, among others, gone, he is probably expected to provide insights on players acquired during his regime. Responding to questions, like: “What the heck were you thinking!?”

  3. Pre-release announcement: Molly Knight has written a book about the Guggenheim Partners’ acquisition of the Dodgers and the subsequent 2013 season. It won’t be out till July 14, but it looks like a must-read for Dodgers fans.

  4. Some might wonder why the Dodgers don’t just cancel the contract and deal with someone else to get their games televised. If you had some fool paying you $300 Million a year for the right to televise your games, even though he hadn’t the capability, I don’t think you’d consider cancelling either… I assume the overpaid, under-brained executive who advised TWC to offer that much money is currently unemployed. I hope he hasn’t contributed to the gene pool.

    • Interesting tidbit at the bottom there: the Angels plan to start the year with Andrew Heaney in the minors. He was the bait the Dodgers used to get Howie Kendrick, remember?

  5. With the split in today’s games, the Dodgers assure themselves of finishing above .500 in Spring Training. In other words, I’m done with ST and am restless for the regular season to begin. I want wins and losses to count for something.

  6. Spring numbers are worth just so much, but wonder how the Dodgers leading MLB in HR will carry over to Dodger Stadium and the other parks of the NL West. You’d expect dropoff from the current pace. No way the team is among HR leaders in regular season. But still…

    Wonder how much of a bandbox Camelback and other ST stadiums are. Dry air, high temps, etc.

    But some of the shots hit this spring would be out anywhere.

    • Keeping up this pace is unlikely, but the Dodgers may have more power than many people expected.

    • Half of those dingers by fellows not likely to play in the Bigs in 2015, so may say more about 2016 and going forward.