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  1. Um….helllllooooooo. It’s called Nick Puntoooooo

    Comment by Table — October 8, 2012 @ 4:11 pm

  2. Also might we be underrating Cruz’s defense just a tad?

    Comment by Table — October 8, 2012 @ 4:12 pm

  3. Great read, but I’m not Scutaro is a viable option at short anymore. His defense at second base for The Giants has been ok, but his range isn’t what it used to be, and given his age I think any team looking to acquire him would be best off letting him stick at second.

    Comment by Marcat — October 8, 2012 @ 4:14 pm

  4. Scutaro’s defense at short has to be better than HanRam, and his offense is probably likely to be better than Cruz’s. Seems like a good fit.

    Comment by Preston — October 8, 2012 @ 4:23 pm

  5. I’m sure glad the Dodgers extended Ned Colletti’s contract. -Wayne and Garth make a triumphant entrance- “NOT!!!”

    Comment by Nick — October 8, 2012 @ 4:30 pm

  6. scutaro is about to be both an ex-giant AND and ex-rockie, sounds perfect for colleti

    Comment by jim — October 8, 2012 @ 4:51 pm

  7. Uh….How about some respect? You mean the Shredder?

    Comment by Spit Ball — October 8, 2012 @ 4:56 pm

  8. How do they pry Profar or Andrus from the Rangers? I don’t see them having enough in the way of prospects to get such a deal done. Could someone in the know float a hypothetical trade that might work?

    Comment by Spit Ball — October 8, 2012 @ 5:00 pm

  9. If Andrus or Profar were available, some other team would win the bidding. Dodgers package would fall way short.

    Comment by Table — October 8, 2012 @ 5:52 pm

  10. JJ Hardy is basically Hanley Ramirez with a bit better defense.

    Comment by Frank — October 8, 2012 @ 6:42 pm

  11. What do you give to a team that basically has everything? I don’t think the Rangers would demand much for Andrus.

    Comment by Frank — October 8, 2012 @ 6:44 pm

  12. They’ll just throw a few hundred million of FOX’s dollars at a few guys.

    As an aside, the last time I saw the phrase “Juan Uribeness” was after the last two outs of the 2005 World Series. Seriously, I think the Hardball Times used the same phrase, but in very different context in late October, 2005.

    Comment by MikeS — October 8, 2012 @ 8:09 pm

  13. That is just not true. The Rangers are not going to just give him away. You do realize the moment that the moment the Dodgers offer Zach Lee and a B prospect for him about 23 other teams will put together a better package don’t you.

    Comment by Spit Ball — October 8, 2012 @ 8:13 pm

  14. a bit? Let’s not kid ourselves, he’s much better.

    Comment by Table — October 8, 2012 @ 9:03 pm

  15. What? J.J. Hardy has consistently one of the better defensive shortstops in the majors for years. More than a bit better.

    Comment by Ben Hall — October 8, 2012 @ 9:26 pm

  16. “and Aaron Harang potentially not good at any time”

    BAZINGA!

    Comment by My echo and bunnymen — October 9, 2012 @ 12:51 am

  17. Scutaro’s arm is frayed and not capable of dealing with the throw from short for any extended time. This is no secret. Wherever he goes it will be at 2B.

    Comment by james wilson — October 9, 2012 @ 1:15 am

  18. That’s like saying Scarlett Johansson is just like Kelly Osborne except with better looks…

    Comment by walt526 — October 9, 2012 @ 7:42 am

  19. Already rumors of a Andrus/J. Upton trade brewing. The only way Andrus is getting traded is if the Rangers are getting back someone who can help replace Hamilton’s bat in the lineup.

    Comment by MikeEl — October 9, 2012 @ 10:46 am

  20. Would you be interested in Michael Young for 2B? Basically a salary dump for the Rangers?

    Comment by MikeEl — October 9, 2012 @ 10:49 am

  21. While this article is spot on, you have to consider that the Dodgers went into this season intending to start Juan Uribe and Dee Gordon on the left side. I feel like a starving child who has found a McDonalds; Hanley Ramirez and Hairston/Cruz may not be ideal, but boy is it an improvement. For most of this season we were asking if the left side of the Dodger infield — and with Loney and Rivera platooning at first, the question could be extended to the whole infield — was one of the worst of all time.

    Comment by Bip — October 9, 2012 @ 12:12 pm

  22. Seems like they’re giving up on Gordon a little too soon….he was rushed in his development and has had injury issues, but he still brings a lot of value if he can get on base and use his speed. Seems as though they could move Ramirez to 3rd, and with Crawford coming in to hit at the top of the order, they could hit Gordon 8th and work him in with a little less pressure….Would hate to see the Dodgers become one of those “All Star at every position” teams that doesn’t give the young players a chance and inevitably gets older, slower, overpaid and underachieving…..

    Comment by Jim — October 9, 2012 @ 4:38 pm

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