As you undoubtedly know by now, Alex Guerrero continues to play like a man among boys! In his second game at AAA he was 3-3 with another HR and 2 more RBI’s. He did prove to be mortal by making a throwing error, but what’s not to like? Some of you have said that he was a hitter, but that was more wishful thinking than observation, and YES I KNOW… it’s only two games, but we may have another Yasiel Puig on our hands. We shall see! So far, he looks like a hitter and if Dee Gordon keeps hitting, they both have to play – 2B and outfield. Do the math. Guerrero isn’t going to 3B, he’s saying on 2B, so Dee has to go to the outfield. I don’t know about you, but if he can hit .300, he HAS to play over Ethier and Crawford! Speed Kills!
Then I get my Baseball America today and look who is on the cover – Julio Urias! They say he is THE NEXT BIG THING! OK, I am almost wiling to drink the Kool-Aid… he does look really good, but I want to give it some more time. But wow!
The question is, how long can the Dodgers keep Guerrero down? Not long, if he keeps this up! The next question is, what to do with Dee? Guerrero brings power. Dee brings speed. I cannot see a platoon. Finally, will Urias make an appearance at Dodger Stadium this year? I think it’s likely!
Ned is working the phones… I guarantee it! If he ate Crawford’s and Ethier’s deals could he get a catcher?