He had 4 at bats with 3 hits, including a double and a HR and he collected 3 RBI’s. Not a bad start. With Dee Gordon doing well too, my idea of moving Gordon to CF takes on more urgency! Look, the Dodgers are going to have to eat Carl Crawford’s deal at some point. They just are and they know it. I would do it sooner than later. I think the team would be better with Pederson on the team instead of Crawford. Of course, I admit I was the one who said the Dodgers would “rue the day” they traded for him. Come to think of it, I said the same thing when he signed with the BoSox. So, I am biased! I admit it!
The thing is, we are starting to see that Gordon may have the tools to be a difference maker – we don’t know if Pederson will hit enough (I think he will) and lots of scouts don’t think he’s a CF’er! The Dodgers may soon be faced with a question that they must answer: How do we get both Gordon and Guerrero in the lineup?
We know the answer.
The Dodgers are leading the majors in stolen bases with 18 in 22 attempts. Of course, Dee has 9 of those, but these are the Runnin’ Dodgers! They are also 5th in home runs. I am still calling for career years from Uribe and Gonzalez!
Puig’s hitting struggles continue… but lay off Matt Kemp – he just needs to play.