Found January 12, 2013 on
The Dodgers have talked about moving Dee Gordon off shortstop and into the outfield, according to Dylan Hernandez.
The Dodgers have talked about moving the fleet-footed Gordon to the outfield but appear inclined to keep him at shortstop for now. Gordon figures to start the season at triple-A Albuquerque.
“I hate to give up on him at short,” Mattingly said.
Dylan sort of snuck that tid-bit in there, but it’s interesting information because teams who were rumored to be interested in trading him had the same idea.
At the time, while analyzing those deals, I briefly touched on why I thought moving him would be a bad idea:
I’m not seeing the upside in moving him to the outfield. The potential for him to be an MLB regular contributor came with the value of him playing shortstop, where his bat could be decidedly below average but he could still have value. In center or, even worse, left or right, he would basically be relegated to the upside of a poor man’s Juan Pierre. Say what you want a...
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