July 30, 2014

I hate to say it, but…

Maybe, just maybe, the reason for the slow start for the Dodger bats rests with Joe Torre.  Think about it: the biggest problem the Dodgers have faced this year is their ever-shifting lineup.  Even Eric Karros called it out on the national game against the Braves this weekend: the root cause of the problem stems from the fact that Torre is still getting to know his players.  Now here’s the rub: remember back to all the interviews Joe did leading up to Spring Training?  He said repeatedly that he didn’t know his players, that he’d have to get to know them when they got to Vero Beach, etc.  Hell, I remember hearing an interview with James Loney on Jim Rome’s or The Herd’s show saying he hadn’t even SPOKEN to Torre at that point!   Maybe if Joe had spent the time after he was first hired to get to know his guys, he might have a better sense of how the pieces fit together.  Maybe he didn’t realize the complexities of this team, but that seems pretty hard to believe given his pedigree with the Mets, Braves, Cardinals and Yankees.  Still, it made this Dodger fan wonder then and it certainly makes me wonder now…


Joe is left to ponder the Dodgers lack of hitting

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