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.
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.
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.
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.
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…..