The current LA Dodgers have several players playing out of position. In my opinion, Kemp and Ethier are not centerfielders and Ramirez is exposed at shortstop, but quit suggesting that he go to 3B – he can’t play that position either! Do you think his double-clutching will work better there? I have seen him at 3B and he ain’t one! Hanley is a LF or 1B… or DH! I am not one to sit idly by and see what happens – sometimes you have to make things happen.
Someone out there will want Hanley. Probably an AL team where he could DH at times. Probably the Yankees where he could retain the star status. I think it’s time the Dodgers fixed the logjam in the outfield and fixed the infield. Alexander Guerrero is tearing up the league at AAA while learning how to play 2B… and that won’t happen overnight, but he should be much better equipped in 30 days. I am sure he is getting plenty of coaching help.
Here’s ten things to consider:
- The Dodgers could flex their financial muscles and trade Ethier and Crawford for prospects by eating their contracts.
- Giancarlo Stanton will be available soon, if he’s not now.
- We need to find out if Dee Gordon can hit LH pitching. He only has 13 AB’s against LH pitchers. Cut Turner and lets see if Dee can hit a little bit against lefties. This is imperative.
- Could the Dodgers end up trading Kemp, Crawford, Ethier and Ramirez? Not likely, but what if Dee proved he could hit? Could you see Stanton in LF, Gordon in CF and Puig in RF?
- Could the Dodgers thrive with an all RH outfield – Stanton, Kemp and Puig?
- What stud catcher could the Dodgers acquire?
- Could Dee Gordon be trade bait?
- Joc Pederson is hot and his value is high right now. Could he be a piece of a trade?
- We still don’t know if Arrurbarrena can hit enough to play SS be we are pretty sure he’s a wizard with the glove.
- Which starters could be traded by the deadline?
It’s always dangerous to make trades in season, but sometimes it’s more dangerous to stand pat. The Dodgers have lots of options, and you have to use your imagination, but be careful of what you wish for… you might get it. Just about anything could happen… probably will!
Kyle Farmer is doing well at Great Lakes – look for him to jump to Rancho soon. I see him in LA in two years as our starting catcher, but of course there’s a lot to accomplish yet!
- Puig RF
- Seager 3B
- Kemp CF
- Gonzalez 1B
- Stanton LF
- Guerrero 2B
- Farmer C
- Arrurbarrena SS