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    The Positivity Thread

    Hello all, it’s been awhile.

    Just thought I’d pop in and see what was going on in this forum. I decided to start a “Positivity” thread to inject some positivity back up in this b***h.

    There’s a lot that could be said this year, but I thought I’d start with some appreciation for Belli, so I went back and dug up this post from after the 2016 milb season. Clearly this guy has come a long way since then.

    Quote Originally Posted by GibbyIsMyHero View Post
    Having said that,

    For those interested, I'm linking a 1-minute video of Cody Bellinger highlights. He really is a fun player to watch.

    https://youtu.be/lIcAOwMCeOw

    Special attention to the first highlight in the clip - 🚨 spoiler alert 🚨 - it's a monsterous shot.

    Notice that he shortens his swing, but still gets everything he's got behind it and maintains full momentum all the way through.

    Now, clearly the pitch was a meatball; waist high and in. But here's the main point; this dude is 6'4" and his length gives him great plate coverage.

    When a guy as big as he is has the ability to shorten up like he can and stands on top of the plate like he does... it's almost unfair.

    People may be worried that he's a k waiting to happen when he comes up to the next level - ala JP - but I'm much more comfortable after this past season and seeing at bats like this. Joc's swing is consistently long and that's what always worried me.

    Seriously, I love this swing.

    https://forums.prosportsdaily.com/ne...ply&p=31354392
    Last edited by GibbyIsMyHero; 07-07-2019 at 12:09 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GibbyIsMyHero View Post
    Hello all, it’s been awhile.

    Just thought I’d pop in and see what was going on in this forum. I decided to start a “Positivity” thread to inject some positivity back up in this b***h.

    There’s a lot that could be said this year, but I thought I’d start with some appreciation for Belli, so I went back and dug up this post from after the 2016 milb season. Clearly this guy has come a long way since then.




    https://forums.prosportsdaily.com/ne...ply&p=31354392
    Good timing for this thread as we come to the break. Great start to the season so far - Bellinger, of course, is stealing the headlines, but a few other positives to mention:

    1) Starting rotation - Our top 3 have been unbelievable, and the "bottom" of the rotation has been pretty damn good as well. With Urias in the bullpen, we have another arm that would be starting for any other team in baseball at the top of their rotation.

    2) Overall Depth - Once again, this team is built on depth and versatility. It is not a coincidence that someone has stepped up every time someone else goes down. The last several years we have had huge injuries to pitchers, position players, etc. Our starting 8 may not be the best in the league, but our 25- and 40-man rosters are right at the top. That depth shows over and over again, and is THE difference maker in our success.

    3) Taylor, Muncy, Freese - Taylor stepping up during Seager's stint on the IL has been incredibly important. Just when it seemed he was a lost cause, he picked it up when he was needed most. I am still not sure about him long term, but what an impact he has had these last several weeks. I really thought there was a good chance that Muncy's production would drop off, and the beginning of the year was not looking good for him, but again, he has picked it up, and I love having him at the plate in big situations. Freese is a professional at bat every time, and right at the top of the list in big situations - always confident that he will deliver when he is needed most, and his leadership doesn't hurt either. 3 players that were big question marks for me going into the season that have produced well so far.

    4) The Kids - Wow! What an impact the young guys (Verdugo and Beaty especially) have had. Add Rios, Smith, and Garlick, and the future looks really bright. So many young every day players on the field, and an entire group waiting for their spot. These guys are already paying dividends, and whether we seem them in a Dodgers uniform or leverage them for additional Major League talent, we are absolutely stocked!

    5) Seager - I know he is injured...again, but after his slow start, he was showing what a fantastic player he really is, and what he can do for the depth and strength of this lineup when he is healthy. Unfortunately, just as he was hitting his stride again, he went down. Hoping this is not a chronic issue with him, and that when he comes back, he stays.

    Looking forward to the second half, and the drove of players coming back off the IL.

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    All of it!

    I was going to post something about Taylor and Muncy as well, but you are right, this team is STACKED with talent.

    Seager went down and CT3 went on a tear. His production was bound to come around - he’s one of the best BABIP producers in all of baseball the last 3 years because he hits the explosive ******* out of the ball. His OPS right now is middle of the pack starter-level at SS and he’s a super utility guy. Reminder, we got that dude for Zach Lee.

    And MaxiMumcy! What a find!
    "There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known.”

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    Here's another positive...the opening series coming off the break against the Red Sox, in Boston, and we take 2 out of 3. We opened the series with our 4th and 5th starters, and blew a late lead in game three, and still held on to win the series. Boston needed this a hell of a lot more than we did, but it was huge for us to follow up 4 straight losses with that win.
    By the way...anyone notice that A. J. Pollock is still alive?

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    Here's a positive.. I'm positive Kenley Jansen sucks.

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    Time to give the FO some credit...

    Over the last 6 years

    - 6 straight division titles
    - 2 straight WS appearances
    - Resisted signing FAs with potentially albatross contracts
    - Resisted trading these home grown stars for title run rentals; Seager, Bellinger, Urias, Buehler, JP, Verdugo (although, I’d still consider trading JP)
    - Maintain the deepest MiLB Catcher depth chart in all of baseball with 4 potential starters
    - Ruiz, Lux, Smith, May in MiLB top 100.
    - “Top” prospects traded away in deadline deals that have not planned out; Cotton, Oaks, DeLeon
    - Top talent that has panned out Yordan Alvarez, Frankie Montas (but both were years after the trade)
    - Book is still out on; Grant Holmes and Calhoun (who had no position in the NL)
    - Despite graduating top talent to MLB annually, they are the only team to appear in the top 10 MiLB systems in each of the 5 years since MLB.com began the rankings
    - Signed and developed Muncy off the scrap heap
    - Developed CT3 after receiving him for Zach Lee
    - Best record in baseball and poised for another title run

    Now let’s fill out the bullpen and begin the celebration 🥳
    Last edited by GibbyIsMyHero; 07-21-2019 at 02:16 PM.

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    I’ll give them credit when we actually win something worth celebrating... the WS! Not a bunch of worthless division and NL titles

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    I’ll give them credit when we actually win something worth celebrating... the WS! Not a bunch of worthless division and NL titles
    Amen. I'll be pissed if they once again neglect the bullpen at the trade deadline.. They need to do what it takes to make this team better in the POST SEASON

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    😂

    This place is funny. You guys can’t even keep your negativity to the thread that was named for it. It permeates everything, even a thread called the “positivity thread”.

    Over 6 years, of 12 possible teams, only 8 teams have even reached the WS. Only 3 teams have been there twice.

    No one has anything to say when things are going well. You guys only come in here to *****. It’s why this place gets no traffic anymore.

    “The bullpen sucks”. Big ****ing deal. They almost always address their major needs before the deadline.

    Plus, the staff is deeper this year. Urias likely moves to the rotation in September and through the playoffs. Maeda moves to the pen where he’s typically been pretty damn good.

    CK, Ryu, Buehler, Urias is a pretty damn good staff.

    This is the most competitive franchise year-over-year. They’ve reached the World Series 2 years in a row and hosted game 7 at home in one of those seasons - should the FO have pitched instead of Darvish or swung the bats in that game too? If game 7 turns out differently, do you say “they got lucky”?

    Last year they reached the WS despite their star SS missing nearly the entire year.

    But go ahead and complain that the bullpen sucks or that we should’ve traded CK (still easily one of the best pitchers in baseball) two years ago.

    All you guys want to do is say they didn’t do enough at the deadline so that if they fail to win the World Series (which is likely regardless of the moves they make based on probabilities), you can wag a finger and say “I knew it!”

    I’m going to “root, root, root for the Dodgers” until I die, and I’m happy that the skies pretty ****ing Dodger Blue for the foreseeable future.

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    Some of us know our limitations.

    I should create "The Realistic Thread," which focuses on both the good and bad about our ballclub, wherever appropriate.
    Last edited by dodgerdave; 07-21-2019 at 10:18 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GibbyIsMyHero View Post
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    This place is funny. You guys can’t even keep your negativity to the thread that was named for it. It permeates everything, even a thread called the “positivity thread”.

    Over 6 years, of 12 possible teams, only 8 teams have even reached the WS. Only 3 teams have been there twice.

    No one has anything to say when things are going well. You guys only come in here to *****. It’s why this place gets no traffic anymore.

    “The bullpen sucks”. Big ****ing deal. They almost always address their major needs before the deadline.

    Plus, the staff is deeper this year. Urias likely moves to the rotation in September and through the playoffs. Maeda moves to the pen where he’s typically been pretty damn good.

    CK, Ryu, Buehler, Urias is a pretty damn good staff.

    This is the most competitive franchise year-over-year. They’ve reached the World Series 2 years in a row and hosted game 7 at home in one of those seasons - should the FO have pitched instead of Darvish or swung the bats in that game too? If game 7 turns out differently, do you say “they got lucky”?

    Last year they reached the WS despite their star SS missing nearly the entire year.

    But go ahead and complain that the bullpen sucks or that we should’ve traded CK (still easily one of the best pitchers in baseball) two years ago.

    All you guys want to do is say they didn’t do enough at the deadline so that if they fail to win the World Series (which is likely regardless of the moves they make based on probabilities), you can wag a finger and say “I knew it!”

    I’m going to “root, root, root for the Dodgers” until I die, and I’m happy that the skies pretty ****ing Dodger Blue for the foreseeable future.
    Why so negative about all the negativity?

    Your baby can't do this

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    Quote Originally Posted by dodgerdave View Post

    Some of us know our limitations.

    I should create "The Realistic Thread," which focuses on both the good and bad about our ballclub, wherever appropriate.
    That should generally be the theme, no?

    It’s just not. Say something positive in this forum - hell, even say something constructive with a positive attitude - and you’ll be ridiculed.

    Poster 1; “The team is great, just needs some bullpen help”

    Poster 2; “I only count championships” 😂😂😂

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    Quote Originally Posted by GibbyIsMyHero View Post
    That should generally be the theme, no?

    It’s just not. Say something positive in this forum - hell, even say something constructive with a positive attitude - and you’ll be ridiculed.

    Poster 1; “The team is great, just needs some bullpen help”

    Poster 2; “I only count championships” 😂😂😂
    Life is hard for some people - they characterize the incredible winning stretch and overall organizational depth and stability as a team that is essentially "run by idiots." How many teams that have been loaded with talent, have failed to win the World Series? It's hard to do...period. Give credit to the teams that find the right mix and make it happen, but don't criticize the organization that gets the team there year after year. The rest of the National League would love to be in our shoes, I am sure. In 2017, it took 7 games in the WS for Houston, and they won two of them in extra innings. The big deadline pickup that everyone clamored for, was Yu Darvish. He had a tough series.
    The Dodgers will go deep into the playoffs again this year, and I am enjoying the ride. I am also looking forward to many seasons of reloading talent all over the place - more depth than I have seen on this team in my entire lifetime, and I have been following them since the 70s.
    There are many that will be disappointed that we don't have future HOFers at every position, nor will we go 162-0 in any given season, but if you have any objectivity whatsoever, you'll see that we are a very well run team with s**t-ton of talent. Life is good for the Dodgers, and most of their fans - to the others, I would suggest trying to stay out of the dirty crawl space that consumes your thoughts.

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    The Positivity Thread

    The amount of young talent going through this organization right now is borderline insane tbh.. It seems like every year for like the last 5-6 years or so a dodger player has at least been in the convo for Roy.

    Your baby can't do this

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    Dodgers have a crazy history of ROY winners - one stretch of 4 in a row, and another of 5 in a row. I don't know the overall numbers off the top of my head but it's not even close as to the total # of ROY since they began the award.
    With the current bunch, it's the sheer number of Major League -Ready players that we have in the system. Pair that with the young guys already on the 25 man roster, and we are going to be competitive for a long time.
    I am all for adding pieces by the deadline to improve the team, but I am not for signing ridiculous FA contracts that either effect our ability to spend $$ on our current talent, or trading away our future for 1 big name. We are strategically positioned to dictate how/when we add or move talent.

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