The Dodgers will sign Zach Greinke this week to a 6 year/$150 million done deal!
This team is built for the next 3-5 years as it sits. Drafting and other smart moves will restore the farm system, but A-Gone, Crawford, Ramirez, Kemp and others are in their prime. The Dodgers need players now and can afford the cost as they sign a new TV deal. I have now changed my mind and think they will re-upt with FOX for $7-8 million. Once that is done, they can spend like crazy. It is a matter of timing and a bid in the hand… or was that bird in the hand? Well a bird in the hand makes a terrible mess, but I digress.
The Dodgers need a 3B. Hanley is staying at SS, just like I have been telling you. They don’t want to start the season with Cruz at 3B and Ellis at 2B. They must upgrade.
I think it is time for a blockbuster and I mean a REAL blockbuster: Trade Zack Lee, Dee Gordon, Andre Ethier, Chris Capuano, Aaron Harang, Yasiel Puig, Mark Ellis, Luis Cruz, Chris Reed and $30 million dollars to the NY Mets for David Wright, RA Dickey, Daniel Murphy and Johan Santana. The Mets need salary relief and this gives them a 2B, 3B, SS, RF and two starters back to go with a couple of Top Prospects.
The Dodgers then sign Shane Victorino.
- Victorino RF
- Wright 3B
- Kemp CF
- Gonzalez 1B
- Ramirez SS
- Crawford LF
- Murphy 2B
- Ellis C
- Ryu (if he signs)
You can never have too many starters or you can trade one or two. We all know about Billingsley and Lilly…
Other Dodger News:
- The Dodgers have four, count ‘em 4, new vice-presidents: Logan White, VP – Scouting, De Jon Watson, VP – Player Development, Vance Lovelace – VP – player personnel and Rick Ragazzo, VP -professional scouting. That’s a lot of baseball experience!
- Dodger fans should thank Frank McCourt for setting this all up. The revenue sharing has been limited by the bankruptcy court and the Dodgers can spend BIG! That’s another reason why Guggs and Company overpaid: They understood they would more than make it up on the back-end.
- Don’t get too excited over that Carl Crawford video – it’s at least a year old… probably older. His face was not round. I think it was shot when he was with Tampa, but the Baseball part was shot in Boston. I still remain skeptical.