Come on, buckaroo, keep that chin up. All disappointed today to find your Boys in Blue look exactly like they did the previous day?
Big names flew at the trading deadline and the
A little hard to watch for the Dodgers fan who’s been waiting 26 years for another
“The trade deadline is exciting,” ace
There is that, of course. The Dodgers appear to have turned a corner. They are 15 games over .500 for the first time this season and at 62-47 have the best record in the
But it should also be noted that the major moves all occurred in the
"There was no trade where I was thinking, `Wow, we should have done that,' " Colletti said. "Cost on the prospect side exceeded where we saw as the value."
The Dodgers hung on to their big three prospects – infielder
It's a tricky game, trying to win now while also building for the future. So the Dodgers managed to keep their top prospects, but you wonder at what cost?
The Dodgers’ biggest weakness is the back of the rotation and the bullpen. They have no problem matching their top three starters – Kershaw,
Should they get to the World Series to find the rotation-deep Tigers or A’s waiting, the only issue becomes their Game 4 starter. If
There are worse things that could happen. Plus, there's still August to acquire more help via a player who's cleared waivers. It's not like Colletti's never had success there.
"We've been able to pick up some key players in that month," he said.
So maybe Thursday proved disappointing. The team will get no lift because a significant addition is walking into the clubhouse on Friday. They're still the favorites to win the pennant and still have their best prospects. Not all bad.
Even if the perception is they were afraid to go for the kill.