Originally posted on Feelin' Kinda Blue  |  Last updated 1/12/13
The Dodgers are reportedly considering moving Dee Gordon to the outfield, something that makes little sense. Shortstop is the least-important offensive position in the game. Gordon's offense is substandard and would only be worse (presumably) as a center fielder. Gordon's career .260/.299/315 line leaves plenty to be desired. If he could get on base even 32 or 33 percent of his plate appearances, he'd be acceptable at shortstop -- as long as his defense were to also improve. There's no denying Gordon's athleticism -- he's one of the best athletes the Dodgers have ever had. But heading into his age-25 season, it's too early in his career to give up on him as a shortstop. He has the tools to be at least average at the position. His arm strength and range are unquestioned. He gets in trouble with his footwork and an inconsistently release point on his throws. Gordon has made some amazing plays in his brief career and it'd be a shame if the Dodgers lessened his value fu...
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