That’s the question, because if he can, that just might be the key to better defense all over the field. You know I don’t think Hanley can play 3B any better than he can play SS… probably worse, but I think he could make the transition to 2B as smoothly as Dee Gordon did.
So, the Dodgers move Arruebarrena to SS and Hanley to 2B with Dee Gordon going to CF… Oh, and Crawford and Ethier get traded for two relievers with the Dodgers munching a lot of cash. I might consider signing Hanley to a long-term deal if he would agree to move to 2B. He’d be better offensively than any other 2B, including Cano and Utley.
By all accounts, Dee looked comfortable in the outfield. He certainly has the speed to run a lot of balls down. Potentially, that would be the speediest OF in baseball: Puig, Gordon and Kemp. Darnell Sweeney and Alex Guerrero could be trade pieces – their value is high.
Pederson and Van Slyke become the backup outfielders. I like it!
- Gordon CF
- Puig RF (he hits better here)
- Ramirez 2B
- Gonzalez 1B
- Kemp LF
- Uribe 3B
- Ellis C
- Arrrrr SS