August 25th was a day of great celebration. The Dodgers had done the UN-imaginable and traded James Loney, Ivan DeJesus, Allen Webster, Jerry Sands and Rubby De La Rosa for Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett, Nick Punto and (Gasp) Adrian Gonzalez! There was much joy in LA that night. Print the tickets was the mantra. After all, the Dodgers had already traded for Hanley Ramirez, a former All-Star Short Stop. All was good… and then the patient inexplicably “flat-lined.”
The Dodgers died on that date. Why? Only a full autopsy, which will take months can possible disclose the reason(s). Perhaps it was a drug-induced coma or maybe an overdose of self-confidence. Perhaps it was borne out of despair over gutting the farm system of the following players:
- Allen Webster
- Rubby De La Rosa
- Jerry Sands
- Ivan DeJesus, Jr.
- Josh Lindblom
- Ethan Martin
- Leon Landry
- Logan Bawcom
- Nathan Eovaldi
- Scott McGough
- Ryan O’Sullivan
Eleven players – many of the Dodgers TOP TEN PROSPECTS were traded along with James Loney,,, and the Dodgers heart and soul left their lifeless bodies – witness the remaining corpses.
What was the real cause of death? I will await the autopsy, but it is one of the most befuddling things I have ever seen.
A lot of the blame has to go on the coaching staff. Some heads have to roll and I suspect it will be a clean sweep this off-season.
Watch for lots of management and coaching changes.
The Big Dodger in the Sky is not happy!
This is the Season of the Living Dead in Dodgertown.