Is Casey Blake the power weve been looking for?

caseyblake.jpgWell, there’s no question that Casey Blake will potentially produce more than Andy LaRoche or Blake DeWitt. Could another trade be in the works now that we have a surplus at third and we didn’t have to expand payroll to get Blake? The Indians will pay the remainder of his contract. He is a free agent after this year.

Peace,
Love,
AND BASEBALL,
Alyssa

P.S. Last night’s win was a great all-around team effort.
 
P.P.S. Andre Ethier (who just posted a new restaurant review to his MLBlog) deserves to play every day. If we aren’t going to give him that chance here then let’s trade him (even though that would bum me out) so he gets that opportunity someplace else.

P.P.P.S. Here is a picture of Gibson taking a nap last Sunday and dreaming of October. This picture makes me cackle out loud. Check out his Dodgers collar.

GibsonSleeping.jpg

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59 Comments

Hey Alyssa!

Congrats with last night’s win!!
OMG that’s such a cute picture of your dog, thnx for sharing it! It looks so funny how he lays on his back with the blanket hahaha!

Take care and have a great weeken

Love,

Jenny

What I want to is, why did my Tribe trade for Carlos Santana? What the hell are we going to do with a 60 year old guitarist????

Alyssa,
It will be awesome to see Casey playing with the Dodgers. He will be a great hitter for them. Grats on the Dodgers’ win yesterday against the Nationals. It was a great game.
Your dog looks so cute! I’ve never seen a dog sleep on his back like that!

Hope you have an awesome weekend!

Jessica B.

Alyssa, Gibson looks adorable in his Dodger collar & dreaming about October. You also look like you were close to being in dreamland, which is not a bad thing. You deserve some R & R time too.

I confess I can not comment on the players you mentioned as I do not know much about them. If the trade works then great.

Keep dreaming of Dodger blue & wins.

Reesa

Alyssa,
“PRICELESS”,
Curt

Hi Alyssa,

Congratulations on last night’s win !!!

Gibson looks cute dreaming of October and in his Dodger collar, thanks a lot for sharing this very lovely picture !!!

Thanks a lot for keeping us updated !!!

Have a great Sunday !

Lots of love,
Maureen.

Hi Alyssa

I think Casey Blake will be great for the team and fill the hole in the dodgers batting.

Last nights win was a great game.🙂

Gibson is aimply adorable🙂 I love his collar🙂 what did he do to get so tired?

Gary

Hi Alyssa,

I can see why you cackle when you see your dog sleeping on his back. That is somewhat unusual for a dog to do I think but he’s still a puppy isn’t he? Puppies do some unusual things. I don’t watch the Dodgers enough to know who they should keep and who they should trade so I can’t really comment on that part of your blog. Are you watching the Dodgers in this picture? If you are it looks like they put Gibson to sleep and you don’t look all that interested either. Do you like to play boardgames or cards? If so, maybe they would be more entertaining to you then whatever you were watching when this picture was taken.

Joe

By the way Alyssa,

Now that you have Gibson what did you do with Lucy?

Joe

Alyssa, just been watching the Mets play the Cardinals. My 2 teams up againist each other. Gibson is too cute.

Have a relaxing rest of the weekend,

~CJ

OMG if that isn’t the funniest picture of a “fan” than I don’t know what is.
Too cute Alyssa.
Thanks for giving us a laugh too.

Love your baseball bogs.
The All-Star one was particularly enlightening.
Felt like I was right there.

The Dodgers are really making a great effort to be a “complete” team. The addition of Casey will definitely have a positive impact.

Go Blue
Always,
Vick

Hey Alyssa,
I think Casey Blake would be an awesome addition to your Dodger’s. However, to be frank, I would much rather my Royals get him instead. We can use all the help we can get! lol..too bad that probably wont be happening anytime soon. Darn! Well anyways thanks so much for the update. I really apprecaite it and I know everyone else does as well. We love hearing from you Lyss! Keep up the blogs!
Katlyn
P.s. your dog is precious…ALMOST as cute as mine ;]

Alyssa (me again),
Nice win by your dodgers tonight. (Lowe, Nomar, Blake)
Blake? (2-3, r) – I give him alot of credit, he’s in the lineup the day he’s traded. 6 runs- could you send some our way, OH…I guess it doesn’t work that way.🙂
Later……..,
Curt

Hey Alyssa,

Alright, I see a lot of words on those first few sentences… and the ones that I recognize are “The Indians”. As a native Clevelander, I know you’re talking about baseball. Nope, nothing gets by me. Let’s see what else we can talk about. “Win”… “Team Effort”… Good, good. I like those things. Now I’m about to say something intelligent. (And it has nothing to do with Dippin’ Dots.) Here’s a piece of trivia. Do you know who is the most famous sports-related Casey from Cleveland? There’s no absolute scale of measurement, but arugably the Casey in question is Casey Coleman. He was the sports anchor on Cleveland’s then-CBS affiliate Channel 8 in the 80’s and 90’s. Two years ago the Browns dedicated their practice field house in his honor, within a month of when the mayor of Cleveland christened September 26th “Casey Coleman Day”. I didn’t know much about him personally, but once when I was at the station for an unrelated show, he kindly chatted with the crowd. It’s sad that he’s no longer with us. In brighter news, though, that picture of you and Gibson is awesome! Your animals are all adorable. I can imagine Gibson reading the New York Times, “Now, Alyssa, what’s this I hear about the Greatest American Dog? Don’t tell me I’m losing to the kind that wears mustard. Isn’t Touch better than mustard? I tell you, it’s a dog’s life. Oh yeah, and Arf Arf.” This afternoon I was in the same amusement park as your pup’s ampitheater. Small world. I hope you and Gibson have a great weekend. Please write again soon. -Steve

Hey Alyssa,
i cant really comment on the baseball side to this blog being here in London and out of whats happening but i had to comment when i saw that photo!! OMG how adorable is that!! I really have to have your dog, Gibson is adorable!! Care to share? Hehe only kidding (kinda).

Id thought id share with you that im now an auntie at just 17! My older sister just had her baby and shes sooo tiny at just 4lbs, weve been putting her in premature baby clothes and some of them are even too big!! ive been helping out alot and that pic just reminds me of sleeping on the sofa with the baby laying next to me.. it was v sweet! Her names Imogen Jayne By the way!! =] Just thought i’d share with you as i cant stop talking about it at the moment!!

Thanks for another great blog and for sharing that great photo with us all!

All My love,
Charlotte (London)
xxxxx

Bonjour ma belle,

It?s so funny that you post a picture of Gibson, I was thinking about him when you blogged your last entry, I was wondering were the two were going when you are traveling: Me, I have a wonderful neighbor as a cat-sitter, so Zphyr, Eros and Phoebe can stay in their own environment and routine.
Like the Dodgers winning progression in the last week, we also have the sun coming out finally, here in Europe, thank you Mother Nature, I was in big need of vitamin C.

Lowe, Nomar and Blake are absolutely the three Musketeers, well organize team spirit there guys?
Yes, it?s beyond doubt a waste of manpower, Ethier should be on the field every game, don?t let him GO just let him play.

PS : Any news for the sitcom ?
PPS : My cats don?t sleep next to me when I?m watching baseball, I?m too loud and jumpy, it?s to much form them, but I love the picture, merci ma belle, he is so cute.
PPPS : I?m watching baseball resumes on my laptop in my back yard, lying in the sun, drinking a ice gold Hoogarden Ros (My favorite Belgian beer at the moment), you should try it sometimes. Life is good !!

Have a great Sunday,

Tembrasse fort,

Anne

I like Blake in that he is one of those guys who’s matured into a good player in his 30s. Getting a .290 hitter for a couple of 3A’ers looks like a smart move. This, and a new hitting coach may get the Dodgers to the playoffs, mayhaps. (And I agree with rjc4evah in that Santana’s glory days are behind him, although he still has some righteous chops. Perhaps they can option for Jose Feliciano in future swaps. hehe.)

Thank you again for letting fans into your life. You are just amazing. How did Gibson get his name?

Jim

Hey Alyssa,

As a fellow female mlblogger. It is great to read your views from a female prespective too. The Dodgers are one of my favorite NL teams and i keep an eye out for the team. Love the pic of you and your “dodger” Dog.

Keep posting and keep your views from the female prespective coming. I am trying to do so in my blog.

Jan.

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Alyssa,
I’m sure you hear it all the time…..Very cool that you take the time to blog with your fans. Thx a lot!! Its much appreciated!!!! I’m not a baseball fan at all (never have been) but I may just have to start watching a game or two just for you. It will have to be a Dodgers game though.
Go Dodgers!!!!

Peace,
Love,
AND FOOTBALL!!!

KAWAAAAAAI!! (cute in Japanese) I couldn’t just look at the picture of Gibson without commenting. He is so cuuuuute. Is he for sale?

Mona XO

KAWAAAAAAI!! (cute in Japanese) I couldn’t just look at the picture of Gibson without commenting. He is so cuuuuute. Is he for sale?

Mona XO

Hi!!!
Thanks for BEAUTIFUL pic🙂
I haven’t got BASEBALL channel here, so I can’t watch games.😦 ( When I was in Canada, I saw five baseball games and I like it!)
Hmm… maybe some day I’ll go to LA stadium :p
love,
Joanne

P.S Your Gibson looks lovely in his Dodger collar.

Hi Alyssa,

I wanted to tell you it’s my birthday today and I’m 23 years old. I’ll celebrate it with my family at my aunt’s house next Sunday, because my aunt’s birthday is on July 30th, so we’ll celebrate our birthdays at the same time.

I hope you’re having a very good Sunday.

Lots of love,
Maureen.

Obviously Gibson is a Dodger fan🙂

Good dog Good Dog!🙂

Gary

Hi Alyssa,

Cute picture of Gibson. Dogs usually do not sleep on their back!

As you mentioned, the Indians are paying Casey Blake’s salary for the rest of the year so I suppose it’s not a bad move by Colletti. Cleveland fans never warmed to Casey Blake. They may have expected too much. He is a solid player with below average range at third who should provide some power (but not 40 home runs a year).

It appears that Joe Torre would rather stay with Andruw and his robust (lol) .166 batting average in center field. I know Torre respects Andruw’s past but I think a large part of this is the money Colletti invested in a ballplayer whose skills have clearly eroded. Judging by Andruw’s large girth, perhaps he should be doing the restaurant reviews rather than Ethier?

Keep the faith. The division is weak (“The National League Worst” being one recent headline), and the Dodgers are in the mix.

All the best,

Jim

if you aren;t gonna use him, trade him whiile his value is high… i’m with you on that one.

Most important thing is do what’s best for the team and trade may be the best thing to do.

Great picture of your dog and believe me it won’t be last dog i see sleeping that way

Ciao and have a great week
kisses 8D
Daniel

Heyyy Lyssa,
I Totaly Agree Ethier Deserves To Play Every Day I Think Hes Awsomee And I Would Be Soo Bummed Out Too If He Went, I Think They Should Just Let Him Play Lol.
And What About The 6:0 Win, Lowe Is Amazing Right? Great Game Even Tho I Couldn’t Watch Coz Im From Uk And I Never Make It To 4am, I Have To Read The Reviews The Next day Lol…

Ohh I Need To Ask One More Thing Before I Go. We’re Having A Wee Problem That Youll Think It Stupid And Like We Shouldn’t Care But We’re Debating Over Your Tattoo’s, I Know Stupid Right But Its Buggin Us, Soo Can You Like Tell Me How Many You Have Please..
Sarah Says 8, I Say 9.. But I Think I Might Be Wrong But Im Not Sure Lol.. And Btw Gibson Is Soooo Adorable In That Pic And I Love The Dodgers Collar Lol.
Demii.x

Alyssa, as usual, you bring up some good points. Is Blake the answer? We will see. As rough as the NL West is this year, the Dodgers still have a chance.
Love the pic of your dog Gibson. He’s a lucky guy!
i was wondering what your dad, as an old Brooklyn Dodger fan, thought about Walter O’ Malley (who’s still the most hated guy in Brooklyn, even after 50+ years) going into the Hall Of Fame?
Till next time,
Your loyal fellow baseball junkie,
Alvin

congratulation on youe very cute dog
he is adorable
p.s is your show on the fall plan.s
signed melody
i have a feeling the dodgers are the new world series champs
redsox are having a hard time
i hope they win but im not sure about my
i hope your weekend was a goodone beloved redsox

I was planning on going to that game. Unfortunately, the job was postponed due to permitting issues. The bad news is that I won?t get another chance because I?m being deployed to Iraq. The real bad news is that I?ll be an Infantry Platoon Leader. This is horrible timing. I was just about to close on a house. Oh well.

I think you spoil Gibson, he looks like he thinks he is people.

Have a lucky day,

g

Gibson better keep dreaming, this October its all about the Cubbies ; )

Sergio

How did you get Gibson to pose that way? Come on now does he really sleep like that? That picture could be part of a commercial or something, come on now you trained Gibson to play dead right? To fool poor blog folks such as myself.

I see where Texiera is on Dodgers short list of teams. Seems Dodgers have cash flow problems is what I read? Do they have any money to sign anybody or did A. Jones deplete the Dodger bank account?

I correctly predicted Lou Dew’s melt down this weekend. He was “dew” for a spat. I want Mark Cuban to buy the Cubs. I dont want the “Pickard Family or whatever they call themselves and I dont want another corporation. I want Cuban he fits the organization and can handle surly fans such as me and my friends.

Just got off phone with someone in LA and a rolling quake just hit? Hope everyone is fine? AJM are you ok? Is Gibson ok too or did he sleep thru the quake?

Just got off phone with someone in LA and a rolling quake just hit? Hope everyone is fine? AJM are you ok? Is Gibson ok too or did he sleep thru the quake?

Just got off phone with someone in LA and a rolling quake just hit? Hope everyone is fine? AJM are you ok? Is Gibson ok too or did he sleep thru the quake? oh no this comment is not posting? now I’m really getting worried?

Just got off phone with someone in LA and a rolling quake just hit? Hope everyone is fine? AJM are you ok? Is Gibson ok too or did he sleep thru the quake? oh no this comment is not posting? now I’m really getting worried?

Casey Blake left his mark last night after being ejected. Maybe he can help out the dodgers but I think the dodgers need one more bat in that lineup to be a playoff team. If they got another pitcher too then they would be a very dangerous team.

Mike

PS. I heard about the earthquake that hit LA yesterday. The Dodger game is still on but I sure hope nobody was hurt.

Casey Blake left his mark last night after being ejected. Maybe he can help out the dodgers but I think the dodgers need one more bat in that lineup to be a playoff team. If they got another pitcher too then they would be a very dangerous team.

Mike

PS. I heard about the earthquake that hit LA yesterday. The Dodger game is still on but I sure hope nobody was hurt.

Casey Blake left his mark last night after being ejected. Maybe he can help out the dodgers but I think the dodgers need one more bat in that lineup to be a playoff team. If they got another pitcher too then they would be a very dangerous team.

Mike

PS. I heard about the earthquake that hit LA yesterday. The Dodger game is still on but I sure hope nobody was hurt.

Casey Blake left his mark last night after being ejected. Maybe he can help out the dodgers but I think the dodgers need one more bat in that lineup to be a playoff team. If they got another pitcher too then they would be a very dangerous team.

Mike

PS. I heard about the earthquake that hit LA yesterday. The Dodger game is still on but I sure hope nobody was hurt.

Sorry I didnt mean to post that three times

Hey Alyssa!

Cute picture of your dog!!

Love,
Ctia Costa

alyssa
nice house i can see it in the window behind you
and cool tv it looks like two of my tv’s together
last i see some sigerets on a table please stop smokeing you are my role model and i no you are strest but smoking is not good for you (sorry)
you have taught me so much about baseball that i know about the players
shelby
ps you are my hero

im sorry for sending the message above me i dont want you to get hurt

Hey Alyssa,
What happened ??? Two consecutive shutouts by your dodger pitching and my cubbies take the first three at Milwaukee. Let’s keep it going…………..
Later… Alyssa,
Curt
P.S. What am I not seeing in the picture??? Cute picture of Gibson. Yea, your’e not so bad either…🙂

what a lovely picture of your dog :] So cute.

P.s Alyssa I have just opened a new site for you,called alyssa online,
Please visit it🙂

http://alyssa-m.com

xxx

Looks like Manny is going to be the power you were looking for. 🙂

Good luck with him.

Greg
http://thevendahhh.mlblogs.com/

Looks like Manny is going to be the power you were looking for. 🙂

Good luck with him.

Greg
http://thevendahhh.mlblogs.com/

Oh Man! Oh Manichevitz…,
Alyssa: This is some awesome news for the team!
It’s like getting Albert’s bat!!!
Maybe he can find what’s wrong with Andruw’s swing, or else that dude should be hitting in the 9th slot. If not on the bench, altogether.
Manny could end his career with the Dodgers, and perhaps be the all-time home run leader.
His volatility can be inspiring to this bunch of guys. I can really now foresee this year going on to continued greatness.
Now let’s get out there and kick some rattlesnake ***…!

Alyssa (HI),
What happened: The dodgers get MANNY. I didn’t see that coming….
Later….I’m sure,
Curt

Wow! What an awesome move for the Dodgers! Manny just might be the person to put them over the top! I can’t wait to read your feelings.
Peace!
Alvin

An interesting move picking up Manny.

Sadly I worry that the Dodgers management will run Manny out there with Jones and Pierre rather than Kemp and Ethier. Hopefully they’ll catch on that Manny and the kids is the way to go.

He won’t put up the kind of numbers he did in Fenway, but he should really give you guys a boost.

OMG
This is an adorable picture!!
And Gibson with his little Dodgers collar !!

Thanks for sharing ^_^

M-C

Lol that pic makes me laugh too😀 u both r so cute😛 I love u Lyssie!

Ok so Im a tad late on this post but I must say as an Indians fan I was really really sad to see Casey go. He is such a great player and though I have never met him he seems like a all around good guy. I did have to laugh when I saw he was about to fight an umpire after just getting there. Thaks for the blog you make being a female fan easier.

Oh and the picture of your dog… Priceless

Love the pics of you and your dog. What more could a guy want a woman who loves her dog and baseball!!

Joe

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