It’s time to move Ned Colletti out of his office and replace him with Logan White. His time is up! Then, let the fire sale begin. It’s not going to affect the dismial attendance much.
Make a list of the untouchables:
- De La Rosa
That’s it! Everyone else is on the table.
My first deal would be to trade Andre Ethier who has reverted to being “Mr. Softee”. He hit a meaningless 2-run HR Friday night and was 2-4 in last nights’ shutout. He hits when nothing is at stake, and has to be the “softest .300 #3 hitter in baseball. Andre Ethier is now an accomplished singles hitter. He might do much better elsewhere.
I think Andre would do well with his buddy, Dustin Pedroia in Boston. So, Logan’s first order of business is to trade Andre Ethier to Boston for Jacoby Ellsbury, Drake Britton and Ryan Kalish. Hopefully, Boston will think Andre can hit .300 with 40 HR in Boston and give up those players. Maybe throwing in a healthy Hong-chih Kuo would get that deal done. Well, actually I don’t think they will give up Ellsbury, so what if it was a deal like this:
Ethier and Kuo for Britton and Kalish. Purely a salary dump for two players who have a chance to be good.
Kalish is a lot like Ethier… but with better speed. Britton can be a #4 or #5. Look, Either stands to get 10-12 million in arbitration next year. The Dodgers should lock up Kemp and Kershaw long term with that money. On the other hand, Theo may already know Andre is soft.
There are other teams that need pitching. Make Garland, Lilly, Broxton and Kuroda available. Does anyone want them? Maybe? Maybe not! The Dodgers should find out.
I’d also try and trade Loney, but I doubt there will be any takers. He’ll get non-tendered next year unless he suddenly finds himself. Blake, Uribe, Barajas, Gwynn, Thames, Carroll, Miles – all can be be had for prospects.
Boston could use Raffy as could the Reds. Can he get healthy? Doubtful… Probably no deal anywhere for him – but you have to try. Someone may make a dope-fiend move.
If you are going to lose, lose big! Stockpile prospects and get a higher draft pick. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
Here’s something else to think about: What if Frank were to fire Ned and give the GM job to Kim Ng?
While they are at it, they may want to keep an eye open for a manager… I’m just sayin’…
Right about now, the show ain’t on the field!
By the way, I expect Bud to announce his decision on the FOX contract by Wednesday!