Kenley Jansen: Freak of Nature

Tonight in the Dodgers’ 2-0 win, Matt Kemp hit his 37th home run of the season to keep himself in the hunt for the triple crown; and yet somehow, he’s not even the guy I wanted to write about after the game. Kenley Jansen pitched a perfect 8th and struck out the side. Ho hum. … Continue reading

Kershaw’s and Kemp’s Races Going Down to the Wire

So here we are, only 16 games remaining in the MLB regular season. Kemp has about 70 at bats left to bolster his MVP candidacy and Kershaw has 3 more starts to convince voters he deserves the NL Cy Young. It’s looking like it will be a photo finish in both races. So what will happen when … Continue reading

Can Kershaw and Kemp Take Home the Hardware?

It’s no secret that 2011 hasn’t given us Dodger fans a whole lot to be proud of. The McCourts have made Al Davis look like the model of stability, resourcefulness and class. Ned Colletti continues to make other GMs look like geniuses. The team sits at 4 games under .500, hopes of a postseason berth practically gone. Even the little Dutch boy using … Continue reading

Juan Rivera is a Dodger. Yawn…

This trade is so pointless, I don’t even want to get into the nitty gritty of the numbers on this one. Suffice it to say, Juan Rivera is barely better than Marcus Thames, and I’m pretty sure he’s not any better than Trent Oeltjen or Tony Gwynn Jr. This trade is so boring that the … Continue reading

Russell Martin: The All-Star Who Got Away?

The other day I went to the MLB website to see who was on the final rosters for the All-Star teams. I love to find the guys whose names look just a little out of place in an All-Star roster. Those guys always fascinate me. Are they a fluke? Are we seeing a potential perennial … Continue reading