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'Blowings of Kevin Mench'
2006-12-06 08:45
by Jon Weisman
Note: The Dodger Thoughts blog has moved to the Los Angeles Times.

Dodger Thoughts commenter Eric Enders offers selected comments from the previous thread, "translated (via Google) into French and then Spanish and then back into English."

206. Xeifrank
Parents could have supported its rotation with the company/signature of Maddux. Parents have a good enclosure who can thus absorb probably the additional returns of the beater in their principles. But just I do not see Parents the marking of many races with this formation and only stage of the baseball of jarros. vr, Xei

210. saltcreek
207. Is Guzman always only what 22? If it never reduced its exits of strike it will be a force in the commanders. He straightens had the inferior year the last year.

211. CanuckDodger
207 -- Since ready Guzman is not equal MLB for rays of the devil, she is not in quienquiera "pocket," and if some explorers do the affluent bolt to you, she can never be ready MLB, whereas #20 written by the player who the next year can help in the commanders before five years.

220. The list harmed
Is this selection #22 cracks of the round one of the original one of embusqués 1ros? Does not have to go to the animals for Juan Pierre who signs, or arbitration was not offered? As soon as Juan Guzman contradicts the twentieth selection during the discussion of 2007 contours, I wonder itself if people do not forget the Eighties and years 90, when practically EACH high SIMPLE selection of the contour of embusqué was flamed outside spectacular way. An pleasant position of the contour is not automatically gimme.

229. natepurcell
Nate, I hope that the point of contacto/de the doblez does not finish. Nah I does not think that it is. In order to happen hardly of They are by another crisis of half of the life. The complete circle of the James with field of broom was insano.

241. ToyCannon
the authorization I had to thus read all repost I of posts not something but to verify this connection with the not-filtered commentaries of BP. It is the silverplated aspect of silver of Nate who Pecota for JD drew in Boston. If it comes near this projection, the nation of RedSox will be a bitter place.

247. ToyCannon
Blowings of Kevin Mench. Almost all his energy the summer last wine during the scratch of Homer from 8 games. To clear that and was it extreme ugly. Shootings with the goal in 119 then games pressed only 5 that flute. Homer in more than 100 with the beaters in the NL. Great Jenkins of oscillation 7 with the mill would have something then does not matter who who I heard mentioned differently. Its line of the race of 279/350/499 works for me if Ned must have a veterinary surgeon.

Comments
2006-12-06 09:02:52
1.   TellMeTheScoreRickMonday
There's an all-weekend road rally/scavenger hunt-like event that is run at Stanford called "The Game" that has a series of puzzles to solve to reveal destinations. One of the recent Games used the google translator over 80's song lyrics to scramble them up. It was pretty hilarious, as well as difficult to decode.
2006-12-06 09:03:52
2.   al bundy
Nate Purcell said all there really is left to say when he wrote, "The complete circle of the James with field of broom was insano."

Thanks for the laugh.

2006-12-06 09:04:37
3.   Gold Star for Robot Boy
the scratch of Homer
A forgotten epic, and deservedly so. I always lost interest during the interminable "Catalogue of Itches."
2006-12-06 09:20:40
4.   Xeifrank
wow, did I say that. That's probably the most intelligent thing I've ever said. :)
vr, Xei
2006-12-06 09:21:21
5.   Disabled List
Great Jenkins of oscillation!

That sounds like an exclamation my grandfather might use.

Do not forget the Eighties and years 90

I used to watch that show on VH1.

It is the silverplated aspect of silver of Nate

Nate with the bling-bling.

Ned must have a veterinary surgeon

No comment.

A pleasant position of the contour

Oh yes.

2006-12-06 09:21:26
6.   robohobo
"Ned must have a veterinary surgeon."

Is that why all those Dodgers can't seem to get off the injured list? Or maybe Ned is part canine... He does have the eyes of a sleepy hound dog, like the one on "Best in Show".

2006-12-06 09:32:49
7.   still bevens
Has nate been watching too much News Radio? What was the title of that book? - Jimmy James, Macho Business Donkey Wrestler.

(oh thank you internets)

Mr. James: "The original title of this book was 'Jimmy James, Capitalist Lion Tamer' but I see now that it's... 'Jimmy James, Macho Business Donkey Wrestler'... you know what it is... I had the book translated in to Japanese then back in again into English. Macho Business Donkey Wrestler... well there you go... it's got kind of a ring to it don't it? Anyway, I wanted to read from chapter three... which is the story of my first rise to financial prominence... I had a small house of brokerage on Wall Street... many days no business come to my hut... my hut... but Jimmy has fear? A thousand times no. I never doubted myself for a minute for I knew that my monkey strong bowels were girded with strength like the loins of a dragon ribboned with fat and the opulence of buffalo... dung. ...Glorious sunset of my heart was fading. Soon the super karate monkey death car would park in my space. But Jimmy has fancy plans... and pants to match. The monkey clown horrible karate round and yummy like cute small baby chick would beat the donkey."

2006-12-06 09:36:04
8.   Daniel Zappala
News Radio was a lot of fun.
2006-12-06 09:39:07
9.   mintxcore
"the nation of RedSox will be a bitter place."

apparently, this line was untouched by the translator.

2006-12-06 10:04:14
10.   ssjames
Reading through this post and the comments, I was laughing through tears, then coffee came out of my nose.

Really that was about the most unenjoyable experience ever.

Thanks for the laughs, but maybe they should be more in moderation.

2006-12-06 10:16:34
11.   the OZ
I'm trying to stifle belly laughs since I'm sitting in a class in which the students are pitching business plans to real live venture capitalists. Laughing would be most inappropriate.

You guys are great.

2006-12-06 10:18:11
12.   Don Tordilla
Forgive me for posting the whole article, but it's only one sentence long:

"The Dodgers have landed the biggest free-agent pitching prize to date, reaching a preliminary agreement on a three-year, $47 million contract with right-hander Jason Schmidt, FOXSports.com has learned."

http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/6242312

2006-12-06 10:18:17
13.   Prescott Pete
Ken Rosenthal reports:

"The Dodgers have landed the biggest free-agent pitching prize to date, reaching a preliminary agreement on a three-year, $47 million contract with right-hander Jason Schmidt."

2006-12-06 10:21:06
14.   blue22
12/13 - Outstanding! A 3-year deal to boot!
2006-12-06 10:21:46
15.   robohobo
Sweeet.
2006-12-06 10:21:51
16.   Gold Star for Robot Boy
Could the signing of Gonzo be far behind?

http://www.azcentral.com/sports/diamondbacks/articles/1206bbmeet1206.html

"Former Diamondbacks outfielder Luis Gonzalez may get his shot at haunting his old team. He is close to signing with the rival National League West Los Angeles Dodgers.

Gonzalez's agent, Gregg Clifton, met Tuesday with the Dodgers, who have yet to make a formal offer but are likely to come in under the reported $7 million the Orioles made last week.

Despite the lower offer, Gonzalez could sign with the Dodgers soon, perhaps this week. He has said he wants to remain in the NL West to play regularly against the team that let him go when he still believes he has good years left. "

2006-12-06 10:21:58
17.   Daniel Zappala
Furcal was 3 years, $39 million. Similar deal here, paying a lot for a short contract. This would seem to be an especially good way to sign pitchers.
2006-12-06 10:23:40
18.   Andrew Shimmin
The future Mrs. Greg Brock?

http://tinyurl.com/y9bry7

2006-12-06 10:23:44
19.   natepurcell
dodgers get schmidt!!!
horrayy!!!
2006-12-06 10:23:44
20.   Gold Star for Robot Boy
I'd rather go long on money than years.
2006-12-06 10:24:24
21.   blue22
16 - Baltimore just needs to guarantee that 2nd year now.

Two years, at more money annually? C'mon Gonzo. Think of your triplets.

2006-12-06 10:24:27
22.   natepurcell
15 mil!!!??! whatever its only 3 yrs.

i can go to class happy.

2006-12-06 10:25:57
23.   ToyCannon
Outstanding

Ned does some strange things but he seems to know just how much it will take to swoop a player away from the Cubs. Hendly must not like Ned much at this point.

2006-12-06 10:26:02
24.   still bevens
I think this is a great signing. He gets taken away from the Giants, and we get to match SD's move of yesterday but with a much younger and stronger arm.
2006-12-06 10:27:00
25.   Gold Star for Robot Boy
Rotation of:
Lowe
Schmidt
Penny
Wolf
Billz
Kuo

I like it, because there's options if someone (Wolf or Penny, in my mind) can't go.

2006-12-06 10:28:57
26.   Daniel Zappala
The obvious trade now would be Penny for Burrell.
2006-12-06 10:30:09
27.   katysdad
The following just came in from Baseball Digest Daily:

According to MLB.com, free-agent right-hander Jason Schmidt on Wednesday told former teammates he accepted a three-year, $47 million offer to pitch in Los Angeles for the Dodgers.

Nearly all of the reports I have received from this source have been right on, I hope this one is as well.

2006-12-06 10:34:35
28.   Gold Star for Robot Boy
All in all, I'm liking this offseason. Sure, the Pierre contract is goofy, but Ned didn't mortgage the farm for Man-Ram. LA now has another solid pitcher, and there's lineup flexibility with no prospects being blocked long-term.
2006-12-06 10:35:25
29.   Greg Brock
Sorry, Andrew. They need to be able to burp the Star Spangled Banner if they wanna catch this guy {points at self}.
2006-12-06 10:35:29
30.   jystakes
Yes! I've been following hot stove every 15 minutes of every day for a good signing like this. Finally, a power pitcher we can feel relatively comfortable with taking to a playoff series. This signing not only gives us strength and depth with arguably the most sought after commodity (starting pitching), but places us in a tremendous position to strengthen the heart of our order. Great job on keeping the farm and significantly upgrading our current team Ned!
2006-12-06 10:35:34
31.   ssjames
25 That is a very nice rotation, and we will have to be considered a favorite in the NL next year along with the Mets and almost nobody else.

Now if we could just get one more bat we would be set.

I love that this is only a 3 year deal, perfect timing too.

2006-12-06 10:35:50
32.   Jon Weisman
New post up top.
2006-12-06 10:36:58
33.   GoBears
The obvious trade now would be Penny for Burrell.

Well, yes, but if the Gonzales thing is correct too, that would leave all of our prospects out in the cold. An OF of Burrell, Pierre, Gonzales would be horrible defensively, and would relegate Kemp, Ethier, and Loney to scraps, waiting for old guys to get hurt.

And what does this do to the payroll? Are we at $120M yet?

2006-12-06 10:38:04
34.   Greg Brock
Okay, now let's send some pitching out for a slugger.

PLEASE.

2006-12-06 10:40:22
35.   robohobo
23.

Ned to Player Cubs are interested in:
You know they haven't won the world series in 1000 years and the wind is awful. They have funny accents and use public transportation. And, do you really want to play with Alfonso Soriano, and for Lou Piniella? LA doesn't have smog. It's just haze.

2006-12-06 15:43:57
36.   Robert Fiore
My God, 247 sounds like the last words of Dutch Schultz.

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