Discussion in 'Los Angeles DODGERS' started by Dodgers99, Oct 28, 2018.
Would I want Machado yes but Harper has a better head on his shoulders
At this point I would take
because of his versatility to play shortstop and rh bat got some pop still young
Well so much for DJ, oh well, guess 2nd is not a need for us. Makes some sense that we would want a combo of Muncy/Talor/Kike manning the position but I thought he' be a great fit. We are so lefty dominant as a team however. Mr. Harrison the only guy out there now? I wasn't too worried yesterday but losing out on DJ weakened my resolve slightly.
I think people kept saying the Dodgers from their early interest, but like I had said everything seemed to be around the time Zaidi was still with the club as all the reports were "the Dodgers have shown interest in the past" type stuff. Taylor was a marginal upgrade over Taylor based on some metrics, so I think after Zaidi left, the FO decided on big game hunting only since they have solid depth everywhere else.
Right now we have all of 1 impact RH bat on our team and that bothers me so much.
If Marwin Gonzalez is the choice, that would really piss me off as 2017 is likely an outlier, not the norm. Not to mention, there is a ton of redundancy with him, Taylor and Hernandez.
I'm one of those guys who likes to sign players that play well against us so Marwin was on my radar but a small blip. I get that you didn't like DJ but I just felt his defense was more valuable than his offense and we need right handed hitters badly imo.
Honestly what I saw in LeMahieu was a good defender who did a lot of things that guys on our current team don't like put the ball in play and not strike out a ton swinging for HRs all the time.
This is where the real issue is as there is still some solid depth on the horizon in MiLB, but it plays out like this:
Will Smith, ETA late 2019, RH Bat
Edwin Rios, MLB Ready, LH Bat
Gavin Lux, ETA Sept Call Up, LH Bat
Matt Beaty, ETA Early 2019, LH Bat
Keibert Ruiz, ETA Sept Call Up, Switch hitter, but more refined from LH side.
Those are the MiLB bats that potentially could be up this year, then you have the guys like Verdugo and Toles that we have already seen and they're LHH's. They are going to need to make some moves, but what it is at this point is beyond me.
Good breakdown as usual. Thoughts on Josh Harrison?
CKWG has no idea now I am like
Big no from me and I would wager that the FO is not a fan either. Doesn't get on base the way they like, power has come and gone in his career and has had one very good year (2014), one pretty good year (2017) and the rest were ehhh, no thanks.
As to not write this again, the lineup as currently constructed....
Also, Dodgers 2019 financials with the AAV looks like $182M with expected Arb raises. Currently $24M under the tax.
That's fair but call me old fashioned I like his attitude and his love for the game stats be damned. Reasonable price I think the FO would do it but that's prolly only me. Did I mention he hits right handed lol. Also of note we don't have a ton of guys who are OBP machines so MAYBE the FO doesn't care?
Yeah, but both Taylor and Hernandez are said to be good clubhouse guys too and they're better than Harrison at this point. He, like Gonzalez are a redundancy and the FO has said they want to get away from platooning so much and have more consistency in the nightly lineup. Harrison doesn't offer that unless the plan is for one of Taylor or Hernandez to become the full time 2B.
Breaking News: The Dodgers have acquired Russel Martin
Somehow "they really suck against LH pitching" pertaining to the.2019 Dodgers is reverberating in my head...again.
Doesn't take a genius ( like say, Dave Robots level) manager to set.up a rotation against us.
Or who to warm up in the pen...
I thought he was an interesting contract swap with Kemp earlier in the offseason. Wonder if this is where they unload Hill potentially. Passan says Jays are expected to absorb a bunch of that contract.
Hill for Martin would be an awful trade so I hope not haha.
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