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Letters: The Dodgers’ $22-million decision to cut Trevor Bauer



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The Dodgers ignored each warning signal of who the poisonous Trevor Bauer actually was once they swooped in with an enormous contract, however now are being hailed as heroes for paying $22.5 million to let him go? It’s like patting your self on the again for consuming solely half of the suicide combination.

Bob Goldstone
Corona del Mar


As Trevor Bauer leaves the vaunted franchise $64 million richer, scorching canine costs simply jumped even greater. The query have to be requested, who vetted this loser?

Fred Wallin
Westlake Village


I typically discover myself in sturdy disagreement with Invoice Plaschke, particularly when he predicts the winners or losers of L.A. sports activities groups. This time he’s proper on Trevor Bauer and the completely appropriate choice by the Dodgers to chop all ties with him.

I disagree that he could be a strong member of the pitching employees. He has not pitched competitively in two seasons and is 31 years outdated. There is no such thing as a solution to understand how efficient he could be. I additionally don’t consider a participant together with his popularity ought to be wherever close to the clubhouse of a workforce that prides itself on morals and powerful neighborhood service.

Goodbye to a very rotten apple.

Jay Slater
Los Angeles


Headlines: Cincinnati DFA’s Mike Moustakas; Dodgers DFA’s Trevor Bauer. Each owed $22 million.

Plainly gamers are getting tens of millions NOT to play for his or her groups. The present wave of $300-million, long-term offers will end in seeing these headlines for years to return.

It jogs my memory of the Marx brothers routine the place they charged individuals to listen to their band play. When requested how a lot they charged NOT to play, he responded, “You couldn’t afford it!”

Jeff Hershow
Woodland Hills


After studying that the Dodgers had been parting methods with Trevor Bauer, I knew {that a} “good riddance” column was coming from Mr. Plaschke. Invoice, you’ll be able to write no matter you need concerning the Dodgers this upcoming season. However, please think about shelving your regular midseason article criticizing the Dodgers’ entrance workplace for not bolstering the rotation on the commerce deadline. You’ll be able to’t have it each methods.

Rob Demonteverde

Defending the defenseless?

Rumor has it that USC defensive coordinator Alex Grinch and returning defensive gamers have chosen to enter the flag soccer portal for 2023.

Jack Von Bulow


I’ve concluded that Lincoln Riley is a “Manchurian” coach. He doesn’t lose all, and even most, of the workforce’s video games, simply the crucial ones.

It all the time begins with USC doing nicely and taking a lead however then the “set off” kicks in and Riley begins enjoying to lose. Fairly than persevering with the profitable scoring efforts he has the Trojans play conservatively; on this manner the Trojans finally snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, leading to three extraordinarily disappointing losses.

I perceive that there are deficiencies with the protection which can be in all probability not the results of this conspiracy. However, with a quarterback comparable to Caleb Williams, who pulls touchdowns out of hats at will, the poor protection wouldn’t have prevented victories in these video games (or, at the very least, two of them).

I strongly counsel that Mike Bohn rent some former CIA and FBI brokers to look into this pressing drawback.

Joel Drum
Van Nuys


Now I can see why quite a lot of locals had been saying that USC ought to have been within the Faculty Soccer Playoffs. In any case, two extra factors and they’d have crushed mighty Tulane.

Andrew Sacks


USC followers ought to hardly be stunned on the first Lincoln Riley season. It performed out the way in which his complete Oklahoma profession did.

Within the huge video games, his groups can by no means appear to place away the opposition, typically permitting merely good offenses to grow to be nice.

Kip Dellinger
Santa Monica


Give Invoice Plaschke a sedative. His hyperbole describing the Trojan defense (or lack thereof) is uncalled for. True, USC gave up 46 factors to Tulane and misplaced by a single level. In contrast with different outcomes of the 2 CFP semifinals and main bowl video games, the Trojans’ protection was similar to the winners: Georgia gave up 41 factors, TCU 45, Notre Dame 38 and Arkansas 53, a median of 44.25; every workforce gained by one rating, averaging 46.5. Chill, Invoice.

Noel Johnson


To Coach Riley: If you happen to don’t repair the protection, we won’t be defending you.

Jesse Guevara
Pico Rivera


I haven’t seen that unhealthy of a protection in a bowl recreation from an L.A. faculty for an extended, very long time … like per week really.

Chris Anderson
Newport Seashore

Tragedy hits house

The tragic event at the Bills-Bengals game demonstrates the brutality of the sport. The NFL is lastly trying to take care of the dementia that happens from numerous concussions that happen throughout a recreation when proof has been current for years.

Extra guidelines comparable to concentrating on are added however gamers are putting their lives on the road with every recreation and nothing can compensate them for that. After a interval of hand-wringing, there can be little or no change and the general public will be capable of proceed to observe this blood sport that may bodily have an effect on youth from Pop Warner on.

Richard C. Armendariz
Huntington Seashore


After watching my USC Trojans lose pathetically to a valiant Tulane workforce, I spoke at size to all my pals on how poorly our protection performed, horrible play-calling on the finish, and enjoying to not lose. I then turned the channel later and commenced watching because the Bengals performed the Payments. As I noticed Damar Hamlin collapse on the sector and sat in unbelief listening to the phrases CPR and unresponsive, I simply cried. It was a humbling consciousness that though soccer will be intense, it’s only a recreation.

Judy Thomsen

Up in smoke?

The Chargers beat the Rams. Who hasn’t? The Chargers will win the Tremendous Bowl. Tell Mr. Hernández, although pot is now authorized in California, it ought to be smoked responsibly.

Mike DeVoy
Newport Seashore


The Chargers put up 31 on a beat-up Rams workforce, with no Aaron Donald, that additionally ran throughout them. In order regular The Occasions sportswriters begin leaping up and down: “We’re gonna win, we’re gonna win!” Not gonna occur!!

Mike Schaller
Temple Metropolis

Essential considering

As soon as once more, Invoice Plaschke (and too lots of your readers) displays a total lack of knowledge relating to the enterprise of professional basketball. LeBron James has been filling stadiums across the nation all season with file crowds, and continues to be the primary draw for the sold-out crowds paying huge bucks to see the ageless legend play at Enviornment. They usually suppose administration ought to simply say “good riddance?!”

I’m an sufficiently old fan of each the Lakers and the L.A. Occasions to recollect different Lakers legends receiving the identical nonsensical therapy: Kareem, Magic and Kobe had been additionally harshly and unfairly criticized on this paper on the finish of their enjoying careers. But it’s precisely their longevity and their tenacity that contributed to the Lakers’ continued popularity as one of many premier attracts in all of professional sports activities.

Brian Hittelman
Redondo Seashore


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