In the last 6 years, I have watched Andre Ethier mature, both as a player and as a person. He has went from a moody, sulking enigma to a mature, solid enigma who still can’t hit lefties… still!
I love Hanley Ramirez, but I just don’t want him to be our shortstop. I think he’s brittle and needs to be in the AL where he can DH.
I have no problem (personally) with Carl Crawford, but he’s a relic, injury-prone, overpaid, aging outfielder.
Zach Lee may or may not be anything more than a number 5!
Paul Maholm and Chris Perez are nice guys but they have to go.
Count ‘em. There are six trade-able players – some more than others, but they could be dealt.
Maybe I would even throw in Joc Pederson in the right deal, but here is what I want: A Center-fielder like Andrew McCutchen! I would trade any and all of the above players and Chris Reed and Chris Anderson and Pedro Baez for him. Shoot, Darnell Sweeney’s stock is rising like crazy.
Yes, he’s an All-Star – Just figure it out, Ned. If I had the money, I could make it happen – GUARANTEED!
I’m not saying that the Dodgers could trade nine players for him, or a player like him, but if you were creative you could obtain the pieces, especially if you were to eat some money.
I’m just sayin’…