When it was announced that the Kansas City Royals got C Lucas May and P Elisaul Pimentel from the Dodgers for Scott Podsednik,I immediately thought that this is just a cheaper version of Juan Pierre. The fact that the Dodgers traded for him was as much for preventing the Giants from getting him, as it was for need of another outfielder, although I think he will fit in nicely, PROVIDING GARRETT ANDERSON IS THE ODD MAN OUT!
Pimentel and May were not prospects, no matter how much some people make them seem like it. May is a backup at best, but not a good catcher, so that seems doubtful to me, and Pimentel has lots of potential but is 2-3 years away. A lot can happen in that time. These players were “organizational depth.” Nice players, but not really on the radar! The addition of Podsednik gives the Dodgers a legitimate #2 hitter and allows Kemp, Martin or Ethier to hit lower in the lineup.
Let’s get real: Does anyone with an ounce of brains think Lucas May is a major league catcher? Elisaul Pimentel? Way too soon to tell. Kyle Russell and Billy Ashley looked great at that juncture of their careers too.
I think more changes are in the air!
Belisario, Johnson and Manny will be back soon. The Dodgers are about where I expected them to be. They need a #5 (or higher starter), but so does about every other team. No one saw this trade coming and I guarantee you won’t see the next one. It will be