What I mean is that it is time to trade Hiroki Kuroda, Aaron Miles (yes, there are teams who want him), Jamey Carroll, Rod Barajas, Dionaro Navarro (maybe there’s one team, maybe not!), Juan Uribe (OK, maybe this is a stretch), Casey Blake (can he ever be healthy?), Hong Chih Kuo (sell while he still has an arm attached to his body) and maybe even Andre Ethier. Donnie needs to keep rolling Raffy out there every day in hopes that he stays healthy and starts to hit. Someone will snag him if he’s healthy (big IF).
Reason #1 – Frank could use the salary relief! Big Time!
Reason #2- Would attendance be any worse? How much?
Reason #3 – Stock the farm! Stock the farm! Stock the farm!
Reason #4 – Evaluate the youngsters at the MLB level.
All of those players aren’t tradeable, but some are and several would bring a nice cadre of prospects. Would it hurt anyone if this was the lineup the rest of the season?
- Gordon SS
- Gwynn, Jr. RF
- Kemp CF
- Rivera LF
- Sands 1B
- Mitchell 3B
- Ellis C
- De Jesus, Jr.
Yes, the Dodgers would lose a lot of games and some youngsters would be exposed as prospects or suspects. The Dodgers would also get a higher draft pick. Let them lose out. This year is done. Stick a fork in ‘em. The party’s over. The fat lady is singing and all the other bad cliches you can think of.
I would think that the Dodgers could get four to six TOP 10 prospects in a FIRE Sale, depending upon who goes. Kuroda and Ethier could easily garner four (maybe more).
It’s time to sell Ned! Oh, Bud won’t let you trade for “cash considerations.” Don’t even try that.
- Jim Callis of Baseball America rates Allen Webster’s ceiling as a #2 or #3 starter.
- Could Webster and/or Eovaldi end up in LA”s rotation THIS year?
- I think that RDLR should be shut down for two to three weeks as he has never pitched this many innings – either that or end his season at the end of August.