Monday, August 31, 2009

Post-Game 132 Thread: Thome Now Our Homie; Dodgers Hang Garland

DIAMONDBACKS 5, DODGERS 3 (10)

Dodgers Acquire Jim Thome (MLB Trade Rumors)

Dodgers Acquire Jon Garland (MLB Trade Rumors)

50 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

Hopefully we'll hear from some White Sox/Indians/Phillies fans and bloggers as to nicknames we can use for Thome.

JuanLove said...

good stuff so far

ned's trying.
belliard went deep today too

Dusty Baker said...

Garland was supposed to start Thurs against Dodgers. Instead he will likely start Thursday against Snakes. Whooooaaa, duuuude.

Dusty Baker said...

Colletti saying Thome will be pop off the bench, not a 1B. Thome called him and said he wanted to help. Kind of like Eye Chart's (short) old role.

Nic j said...

Garland must be pissed, if he would have stayed with the Dbacks he could have on tonight.

JuanLove said...

touche' Nic

Nic j said...

*won

Nic j said...

Garland is already going to have his first Dodger live interview.

Dusty Baker said...

Garland in tha heezy right now!

Dusty Baker said...

"Grew up watching the Dodgers" - Garland

Hells yea!

JuanLove said...

i know where Garland lives. seriously right down the street.

Granada Hills

Nic j said...

Garland said he grew up watching the Dodgers.

Take that Angel Fans!

Nic j said...

DB, the synergy between you and I tonight is scary.

JuanLove said...

lol Manny being interviewed about Thome.

Orel said...

Just turned this into the PGT. Ta-da!

JuanLove said...

LMAO

Kemp found out from Larry King's kids yelling "we got jim thome!"

only L.A.
well, maybe NY, but not here

Dusty Baker said...

I know, Nic. The only difference between you and I tonight is about two Dodger Dogs.

Note to Mrs Dusty: follow Ms Nic J's lead.

Dusty Baker said...

What a magician you are, Orel!

Dusty Baker said...

"If we have six starters, so be it" _J Torre

Dusty Baker said...

Garland: #21

Nic j said...

everyone go out and get your garland 21 jerseys

Nic j said...

2 quick for me, DB

Dusty Baker said...

Some smartass should pipe up and say, "Dusty and NicJ, get a room!"

JuanLove said...

garland can maybe help us keep kershaw's load down to be ready for the playoffs?

like Joba

Dusty Baker said...

I'm off like a prom dress. Hopefully my tickets tomorrow are close enough to Larry King so he can update me on any breaking news.

Nic j said...

Dusty Baker from Pasadena, Hello.

JuanLove said...

oh i got another idea.

maybe Thome can show Loney some more tricks of the trade.
Mattingley and Thome as teachers?

cmon James!

Ken said...

Go get your Thome jerseys!

http://duckdodgersbatscleanup.blogspot.com/2009/08/dodgers-get-thome-and-garland.html

Getting Garland is a head-scratcher. He is surrenders a lot of hits and sometimes a lot of earned runs. The Dodgers haven't been scoring too many runs lately, so this move is totally beyond me.

Nic j said...

Heyman said the guy going to the Dbacks for Garland spent a little time on the main roster, Ellis? Schlicting? Abreu? Stults?

JuanLove said...

i cant wait to see Thome in blue. this is awesome

JuanLove said...

Word among some #Dodgers players is that the PTBNL in Garland trade is INF Tony Abreu. He would have to clear waivers to be dealt.

Twitter

Nic j said...

I guess Tony Abreu really doesnt exist now.

KempKershaw said...

Colletti and Torre are idiots, we already have about 10 starters.

The Thome move is sweet though.

Alex Cora said...

Kruck on bbtn says that the only reason the dodgers did this deal was to block the giants from getting Thome. I don't think so as the dodgers will wiN the west no matter what.

Nic j said...

Why would the giants just go out and get another first basemen? Kruk must of been lightheaded from not eating for the 30 minutes he was on television.

KempKershaw said...

Nic j- + 1

Eric Karros said...

I remember in the 90s sometime I was in a fantasy league and I came in 2nd. The guy who won had Thome, who kept getting big hits and basically won the league for the guy. I think that guy also had Brady Anderson's 50 home runs, but I still blamed Thome.

More than a decade later, Thome is mine (evil laughter)! My masterplan is finally coming together...

Fred's Brim said...

could the Dodgers actually claim Thome ahead of the Giants? I thought the claim order when from worst to best

Fred's Brim said...

when do we sign Carlos Baerga?

Eric Karros said...

Hey, I had Baerga in that 90's fantasy league! Unless I'm getting my years mixed up. Orel was in the league too for one year.

Fred's Brim said...

Baerga was a monster on those Indians teams. Didn't the Dodgers invite him to camp a couple of years ago. We had Alomar Jr for a minute too. What other 90s Indians do we need for the complete set? I think Paul Assenmacher is available

Josh S. said...

Now we have three Bellies and a T(h)ummy.

karina said...

@Eric Karros "More than a decade later, Thome is mine (evil laughter)! My masterplan is finally coming together..."

Patience is the key to success.

karina said...

@Fred's Brim: "when do we sign Carlos Baerga?"

He works as an announcer on ESPN Deportes, making color commentary and hosting Baseball Tonight (which is aired only on Sundays before the game).

Fred's Brim said...

so he's available! excellent :)

any idea where Paul Sorrento is these days?

rbnlaw said...

Joe Charboneau cleared waivers. Dodgers interested.

QuadSevens said...

Seeing these two newsworthy pieces of info on the scoreboard last night was amazing! Can't wait to see how Thome and Garland do in Dodger Blue.

Hong Like a Chih Kuo said...

Any chance Thome plays 1B at all? Can he still bend at the waist? Are James Loney's pillows soaked with tears today? What's going on? What happened to the Dodgers over the weekend?

Orel said...

Jim Thome won't start at first base for Dodgers (Dodger Thoughts)

Nic j said...

So did the dodgers already name promotional sections of the stadium after them?

Thome Thown?

Garland-land?