As fans, we root for players when the facts really show that maybe we should just consider reality. The Dodgers will be a very interesting team this year, but today, I have a few players we should just get real about!
You usually move a player from one position to another, when two things occur (generally in this order):
- The player looks shaky at a certain position there is a need at another position; and
- The player shows he is a hitter and needs to move to keep his bat in the lineup.
Dee Gordon has shown he might not be able to handle SS defensively, but he has also never shown us he can hit. Don’t tell me otherwise – he just hasn’t! We need to stop figuring out where to play D-Flash: 2B or CF – he just needs to bloom where he is planted. He has the skill to play SS, but not the concentration. It will be the same if he plays 2B or CF. We need to quit making excuses for Dee. He just has to do it! He is headed to AAA to play SS. This is his last chance. Give it to him and maybe he will take it. If not, move on.
Yeah, I get that he is raw and needs seasoning, but with raw talent it can never be predicted how a player might do at a higher level. If Puig continues to hit and display his skills AND if Carl Crawford can’t cut it on Opening Day, I would not be surprised to see “The Beast” in LF. That’s right, I call him “The Beast.” The Beast and The Bison.” I dig it!
He will be traded soon…
I still say this is a terrible acquisition and boy, I hope I am soooooo wrong! Do you remember Cal Daniels when he was with the Dodgers? This is so deja vu! He had a couple of good years, but he was so much younger…
He might win 20 this year. He is in great shape.