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The First Shoe Drops!

The First Shoe Drops!

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

WHAM

BANG!

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8 Responses to “The First Shoe Drops!”

  1. Badger says:

    I agree, good trade. No one knows how good these young guys are, or more importantly, how good they will be now that they will get a legitimate chance. Where better to get your shot at the Show than in K.C.?

    I like the fact we now have a legit #2 hitter, but he rides the pines when (if) Manny returns. We still need that starter, and our 7th inning pitcher(s) have disappeared. Belisario coming back? None too soon. Kuo, Jansen, Broxton look good on any given night, but obviously not every night. The other guys out there? eh……

    I sure hope Manny remembers how to hit. The rest of this team looks pretty weak these days. 4 for 25 tonight so far.

    Wham Bang! huh? We’ll see. I think more likely between wham bang and ho hum.

  2. lawdog says:

    Sounds like we just stole Podsodomnick from the Royals. He’s everything Paul wants to be when he grows up! :shock:

  3. jaydavis says:

    goodby GA

  4. DRomo says:

    Hello Scotty Pod! I like it and this move was not as stealth as many suggest. It has been rumored for days. With Philly about to pick up Oswalt , I hope our chances increase of getting Lilly or another decent arm even if it isn’t a true ace.

    That said we have to win or it doesn’t matter.

  5. lawdog says:

    Lilly??? You might as well go after Jamie Moyer. He’s a better pitcher (which ain’t saying much) and he fits our geezer mold. :roll:

  6. lawdog says:

    I didn’t realize Garrett Anderson was an odd man… :shock:

    Dang I love these keen smileys! ;)

  7. DRomo says:

    Considering Jamie Moyer is on the DL and Lilly pitched a gem the other night. I’d take Lilly. He isn’t my 1st choice but if I had to decide between Lilly and Montestarios….I say the two time all-star who is having a good year.

    Maybe I am alone on this.

  8. Roger Dodger says:

    I watched Lilly warm up when he played for the Dodgers San Antonio team years ago. Like I was 5 feet away. Saw him pitch several games here. Was surprised when he left the Dodger Orgz.

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