First of all, let me caution you about believing rumors published in blogs or even from major sports news agencies… and you don’t have to believe this either. Just know that the Dodgers, nor any other team are not going to tell anyone what they are doing. They might mislead you into believing something, but they are not going to tip their hand, and they are not going to tell a fish hack or stinking blogger anything of consequence. They may tell you something in confidence, but if you published it, you would be forever denied access much like what happened to my friend Tony Jackson, when he reported what happened at the Dodgers Arizona Swimming Party.
As fans we are mushrooms – they feed us BS and keep us in the dark!
This is no BS zone – I do throw out lots of ideas, but I try and leave out the BS. That said, there is a lot of talk that the Dodgers might be willing to trade for David Price and maybe even Koji Uehara.
Julio Urias and Joc Pederson would get that deal done, but the Dodgers could be loathe to trade Urias, so it might take Pederson, Zach Lee and one of the Chris': Reed or Anderson…. maybe more! Uehara might be worth Andre Ethier and someone like Pedro Baez. I would do both of those deals, but I would not include Corey Seager in any deal. If the Dodgers were to trade Pederson and Ethier, they would need a Center-fielder.
The solution is on the roster.
Dee Gordon has some experience there, but after seeing his adaptation to 2B, I have no doubt he would take to CF like a fish to water. Second base could be manned by Justin Turner and hopefully Alex Guerrero, who could give the power-starved Dodgers more juice with the bat. If the Dodgers could make those trades, they should do it!
Ethier is no Centerfielder. I have no doubt they would be better defensively with Dee Gordon is Center. Justin Turner is sure-handed at 2B and Guerrero is learning. No, Guerrero is not a SS and he doesn’t have the arm for 3B. He is a second-baseman, period, and moving Dee makes room for him… hopefully soon.
- Gordon CF
- Puig RF
- Ramirez SS
- Gonzalez 1B
- Kemp LF
- Uribe 3B
- Turner/Guerrero 2B
- Ellis C
Haren and Maholm would have to be traded.