1-Man’s Opinion on Sports-Friday. “Baseball-News-Notes”

Posted by on May 3rd, 2024  •  0 Comments  • 


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PADRES…Wow-Jurickson Profar as a lead off guy, (10-16) this week.  Now that won’t hold up forever.  Mike Schildt has to solve the mystery of what’s happened to Xander Bogaerts bat, and why the slow star for Ha Seong-Kim.  Start-by-start is probably the way to judge Yu Darvish-Joe Musgrove and their physical woes.  Some starts good, some not so much.  And if the Padres have time, deal with the home-run issue with 3rd starter Michael King.

DODGERS…Think about this, in first place, pulling away in the NL West and doing that with their bats and the fact that they have 11-pitchers on the disabled list.  Walker Buehler rejoins the Blue on Monday, coming off his 2nd elbow surgery.  Dustin May may be two months behind.  They think Clayton Kershaw by August.  And a load of relievers are ailing, but the big bats continue to boom.  And reliever Blake Treinen has gone back to back bullpens on rehab-looks close too.  The calvary may be on the way.

ANGLES…As bad a storyline as possible.  Fans hate the owner.  They don’t believe in the GM.  The roster is so rag-tag, they are under budgeted.  And now this, Mike Trout-upcoming knee surgery and Anthony Rendon’s torn hamstring. In four years, they have never played more than 42-games together in any one season.  Bottoming out, likely about what is to happen.

ATTENDANCE…Baseball attendance the first month of the season is up 9%, bad weather and bad teams (alot of them), so that’s impressive.  Oddly 18-of the teams have decreased attendance, but the teams that won last year, Baltimore, Texas and others, have led the way.  The Padres are 2nd in attendance even with this struggling (.500) team.  The big storyline, can the Dodgers bust thru the 4M-mark.  Of course the Athletics are drawing minor league crowds (7,500) in the lame duck season before they go to Sacramento to play in a minor league stadium.


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