Originally written on Feelin' Kinda Blue  |  Last updated 11/18/14
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With the Andre Ethier kinda-sorta-but-not-really rumors floating around (depending who you believe), it might be a good time to check out which teams might be interested in him and what the Dodgers could possible look for in return. First, let's identify the Dodgers' remaining needs. Third base I recently wrote a post saying Luis Cruz isn't the answer at third base. He isn't, but there really aren't any great alternatives. Juan Uribe, painfully, has one more year on his contract and might not break camp with the club. The Dodgers would absolutely have to get some sort of third baseman in return for Ethier. Left-handed reliever With Scott Elbert coming off elbow surgery and Paco Rodriguez entering his first full season as a professional, the Dodgers could use a veteran lefty out of the bullpen. If it were up to me and Elbert was 100 percent healthy, I'd have no problem with them being the lefties. Methinks Ned Colletti and Don Mattingly would disagree. Second ...
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3 Comments:
  • I've been a Dodger fan forever, whatever that means. Leave Ethier alone. Now that we have some pop in the line up, now you want to give up on him. MISTAKE. Put Dee at second, he'll have fewer errors there. Hanley stays at third, play cruz and ellis at short, platoon. I would leadoff D,Crawford,Kemp, Gonzalez, Hanley,Andre etc. We need a left hander out of pen. Spend your money on Kershaw and lock him up long term.
  • Luis Cruz can flat out play. I do think he is shortstop rather than a third baseman though. Don't make the same mistake you made w/ Konerko. Dee Brown will never be able to hit. Trade him asap before people realize all he can do is run and throw. The only thing the Dodgers need is a legitimate proven closer. Ellis is a legit 2nd baseman and turns a double play like it is suppose to be done. You need to trade Uribe, Brown, Punto and maybe Hairston for a closer. You have a good utility guy in shumaker. And with the Dodgers fragility, there should be a lot of hurt pinkies and sore tummies, so they will need a solid back up.
  • Both Ethier & Cruz are in their prime. Cruz is a gamer, he proved that last year. Third base isn’t the issue, pitching is. Dodgers will make a HUGE mistake if they rely on Gorden to be solid in the starting lineup. While he obviously has potential, he has yet to prove that he can produce throughout a season let alone have a decent batting average. While the Dodgers can never go wrong with more pitching, trading a solid BAT & GLOVE in Ethier is absolutly the wrong way to go about it!
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