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Monday, September 24, 2007

Daily News: Jackson: For the Dodgers, the ‘D’ stands for Disappointment

“We can’t put a finger on any one thing,” Dodgers manager Grady Little said. “If you look at that stat sheet, you will find a combination of so many different things. But one of the biggest things that sticks out in my mind is the inconsistency of our offense. If you look back at some people’s numbers at the end of the season, it doesn’t look that bad. But when you go back through the season, that inconsistency has been there too often.”

The question, then, is why?

Why did a club that had not one, but two leadoff-type hitters at the top of the lineup struggle to score runs?

Uh…because the Rosey Milland monster has a .333 OBP?

Repoz Posted: September 24, 2007 at 01:59 PM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. The Essex Snead Posted: September 24, 2007 at 02:50 PM (#2539925)
Grady should be focusing more on intra-lineup inconsistency rather than intra-season inconsistency. (Or what Repoz said.)
   2. Sean McNally Posted: September 24, 2007 at 02:50 PM (#2539927)
It's DePodesta's fault!
   3. Dan The Mediocre is one of "the rest" Posted: September 24, 2007 at 03:01 PM (#2539962)
Hmm, why would they fail to score runs when the put the two worst hitters at the top of the lineup?

Oh, and they put Nomar, who had the third worst season, in the 3 spot for 260 AB. The Pierre-Furcal-Garciaparra top of the order is downright abysmal.
   4. Ron Johnson Posted: September 24, 2007 at 03:11 PM (#2539978)
LA leadoff hitters .278/.328/.363 32 SB/8 CS
#2 hitter .286/.328/.353 56 SB/12 CS

Quite literally the lowest OBP (and SLG) of any lineup spots. #7 hitters are hitting a combined .304/.363/.474

Not saying it matters a lot, but it sure is strange.
   5. 1k5v3L Posted: September 24, 2007 at 03:14 PM (#2539981)
Juan Pierre's work ethic and intangibles are worth another 50 points of OBP.
   6. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: September 24, 2007 at 03:20 PM (#2539994)
I would like to see them go out there with "Disappointment" in cursive on the front of their uniforms.
   7. depletion Posted: September 24, 2007 at 04:17 PM (#2540091)
Where does Repoz get so inspired?
The Thing with Two Heads, that couldn't stop arguing with each other.
   8. bigcpa Posted: September 24, 2007 at 06:24 PM (#2540245)
A column searching for a reason why the Dodger offense flopped with no mention of the word "Pierre." The story writes itself...

Furcal's worst season of his career: .333 OBP, .355 SLG
Pierre this year and every year: .333 OBP, .355 SLG

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