The Dodgers had a nice win last night, but unless they can run off about 12 in a row, it appears very unlikely they will make the playoffs. Skunks don’t shed their white stripe overnight and the Dodgers aren’t likely to suddenly become clutch overnight. As the sun sets on the Dodgers chances to get to the post season, it appears more and more likely that they will become sellers. Build the farm, get younger, re-tool for the future. Who is likely to get dumped?
- Andre Ethier – the only question is how much the Dodgers have to eat and how many prospects they get;
- Carl Crawford – same as above except he is injury-prone and older;
- Adrian Gonzalez – his power is gone. He’s a slow-footed singles and doubles hitter. Put him on a good team and he will shine;
- Chris Capuano
- AJ Ellis
- Mark Ellis
Coincidentally, all of the above players will be 32 or older next season. You think the injury bug was bad this year? I did not even include Lilly, Uribe, Hairston, Punto and Guerrier because they are old and have no value.
Stan and Ned,
This is the worst start by a Dodger team in my lifetime and the highest paid Dodger team of my lifetime. It’s an EPIC FAIL.
Throw in the towel. Admit that you were stupid in thinking you could buy your way to respectability (just like I told you). Sign that Cuban RH pitcher, stockpile prospects and build around Kemp, Puig, Ramirez, Pederson, Seager, Kershaw, Jansen and FedEx. The Dodgers should be able to get 10-12 prospects for the above players. Build the team the Dodger way – forget the old has-beens. Youth trumps it all.
Mark giving Badger what he deserves:
Badger, Roger (Anew) and Mark at Camelback Ranch.