Originally posted on Feelin' Kinda Blue  |  Last updated 3/21/13
As news broke this morning of Hanley Ramirez's injury (out at least eight weeks), the reality of Juan Uribe remaining with the club became a virtual lock. Manager Don Mattingly already said Luis Cruz would take over at shortstop for Ramirez, which makes a little sense, I suppose. But I'd rather see Dee Gordon take it and have Cruz remain at third base. Gordon, who is having a nice spring, needs to prove his worth when (not if) Uribe fails. Gordon had a fantastic spring in 2012, but he basically fell flat on his face after being anointed the Dodgers' starting shortstop. Perhaps the pressure on him was too much to handle. Perhaps he just isn't that good a baseball player. But he earned praise as a prospect and we always knew his bat would determine whether he would make it in the majors. In a month or so (hopefully), he'll have a chance to show what he's made of. Hopefully, Gordon can improve his trade value with some extended playing time, as the Indians and Mariners ...
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