I hate to break you the news, and you can ridicule me all you want, but the fact of the matter is that when I purposed trading prospects (Dee Gordon, Zach Lee, Chris Reed and Joc Pederson) for Daniel Murphy and R.A. Dickey, I was not giving up too much. The reality of the situation is that other than Dodger fans, most MLB General Managers and scouts don’t think much of the Dodgers prospects I mentioned. Yeah, that’s right!
So some of you morons who say I am on crack or giving up way too much need to consider a few things, like (1) who was the last prospect the Dodgers traded who really amounted to anything; and (2) will Gordon, Lee, Reed and Pederson amount to anything? Most of you think that the Dodgers prospects are sure-fire first ballot hall-of-famers and they simply are not all that. Not even close…
- Dee Gordon is fast and erratic and is not highly regarded outside of Dodger Fandom.
- Zach Lee is a #3 or #4 starter AT BEST!
- Chris Reed is a middle reliever .
- Joc Pederson is a huge question mark after an immense flop in the AFL.
R.A. Dickey is the current Cy Young winner. He’s 38 and could pitch 2-4 more years easily. A two-year $35 mil deal would be about right. Daniel Murphy is a solid bat at 2B. He’s no All-Star, but he would be an asset.
Do we have a catcher who can catch Dickey? Ellis caught Haegar and Fed-Ex has probably caught Wakefield.
OK, this is just an idea. A place to start. I put ideas out for you to chew on, but they have basis in reality. I think the Dodgers would do the deal I suggested. The Mets probably wouldn’t because they likely wouldn’t think it is enough. HELLO!
You also need to realize that because the Dodgers are flush with cash, they will have to overpay for any player they sign. They are driving the market up by their mere presence. If the Dodgers weren’t in on it, Greinkie would probably get $160 million. With the Dodgers in on Greinke, he’ll get at least $20 million more. When you can pay, the sharks will make you.
There are rumors that Uribe is being shopped. QUIT IT! No one will want him. Pay him and let him walk.
Cody Ross and Scott Hairston for 4th OF.
James Shields is still on the radar.
Hanley Ramirez is going to be the Dodgers SS, just like I have been telling you - LA TIMES
Negotiations continue with Ryu who turned down the Dodgers first offer.
Skip Schumacher? OK I guess!