The hot stove league is getting into full swing right about now, so what is the Dodgers biggest need?
How about a real 3B? My number one choice plays for the Rangers and the chances of the Dodgers getting him are ZERO, so who else is there? Two names come to mind: Aramis Ramirez and David Wright. That is, unless you think Juan Uribe, Casey Blake, Wilson Betemit, Kevin Kouzmanoff or Mark DeRosa is the answer. I don’t, but a lot of teams are looking at upgrades for 3B.
Ramirez will seek a 4-5 year deal in the $14-16 million dollar a year range. I say NO!
That leaves David Wright. The Mets are re-building and could be enticed with a package of young players, plus taking Juan Uribe if the deal were sweetened (OK, maybe that part iu. Hear me out:
How about Juan Uribe (salary dump), Chris Withrow, Zach Lee, Javy Guerra, Scott Van Slyke or Alfredo Silverio for David Wright? Is that too much or too little? How would the Mets value those players?
Wright would look good at 3B, hitting second behind Gordon and ahead of Matt Kemp.
- Gordon SS
- Wright 3B
- Kemp CF
- Ethier RF
- Rivera LF
- Loney 1B