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  1. Just…not scott podsednik…he’s so bad…at everything.

    Comment by JE — November 16, 2010 @ 1:20 pm

  2. I’m tired of seeing these claims that the Dodgers need a left fielder. They actually need a right fielder, as Ethier should be moved back to left. He has proven to be a terrible defender in Right and left is his natural position.

    Comment by dusto — November 16, 2010 @ 1:22 pm

  3. If you are going to mention Trayvon Robinson, shouldn’t Jerry Sands get a mention? Sands seems to have more of the offensive game for a left fielder then Trayvon Robinson and they both did their work last year at AA, and since Sands bats right handed if they go the farm route (which they won’t) he’d be a nice platoon for either Paul or Gibbons.

    Comment by TBLA — November 16, 2010 @ 1:30 pm

  4. Agreed. Would love to see what Sands could do in LF or 1B. It will be interesting to see if they deal Loney, who they sign to play 1B and for how long. If a one year deal, Sands is the logical guy to play 1b in 2012.

    Comment by raygu — November 16, 2010 @ 1:43 pm

  5. To be honest, Kemp is horrible in center, so they could move him to right and get a center fielder instead.

    Comment by NickC — November 16, 2010 @ 1:44 pm

  6. @Dusto – Indeed – great point!

    Comment by LAprGuy — November 16, 2010 @ 1:45 pm

  7. Does it matter? They need an OFer.

    Comment by Steve — November 16, 2010 @ 2:02 pm

  8. For the Dodgers to have a successful year next year, Kemp has to bounce back. So let’s say that’s a given, because without major production from Kemp, the Dodgers are sunk even if they get pop from a FA LF.

    With Kemp providing above-average offense, he can be moved to RF, with Ethier in LF. Now the challenge is one that is simultaneously easier and harder. Harder because there aren’t many CF available anywhere, but easier because you’re looking for a plus defender with decent hitting and not the other way around. Someone like Nyjer Morgan comes to mind, with Robinson waiting in the wings if he’s able to hit at the next level.

    Just a thought.

    Comment by Teddy — November 16, 2010 @ 2:28 pm

  9. Plus Pujols and Fielder will be free agents in 1 year. Though that seems pretty far fetched. I’ll take Dunn now and avoid the risk.

    Comment by Table — November 16, 2010 @ 3:18 pm

  10. someone like Juan Pierre?

    Comment by Steve — November 16, 2010 @ 3:41 pm

  11. Kemp was horrible last year. As far as defensive metrics go, one season of information can be considered “small sample size”. Except for Kemp! He was terrible last year and should be moved to right. My hopes are that Ethier goes to Left, Kemp to right, and Tray Robinson breaks out and becomes the everyday center fielder. I just dont see it happening.

    Comment by dusto — November 16, 2010 @ 3:55 pm

  12. Sands should be considered for the open first base job. Loney should be cut or traded.

    Comment by dusto — November 16, 2010 @ 3:56 pm

  13. Absolutely not! Juan is both bad at defending and hitting.

    I like the Nyjer Morgan idea though. Have him for a year, let him rebuild his value, then trade him for someone of equal value (2-3 WAR).

    Comment by dusto — November 16, 2010 @ 3:59 pm

  14. No, not someone like JP – he’s a horrible defender in CF. Speed ? Defensive Ability.

    Comment by Seattleite — November 16, 2010 @ 4:03 pm

  15. That’s supposed to be a (does not equal sign). Stupid html.

    Comment by Seattleite — November 16, 2010 @ 4:04 pm

  16. The Pierre thing was a joke.

    But you know who else sucks? Nyjer Morgan. Oh, and he’s also kindof a douche.

    Comment by Steve — November 16, 2010 @ 4:14 pm

  17. Moving Either to LF and Kemp to RF would be ideal.

    I would like to see Ned see what Tampa wants for BJ Upton.

    An outfield of Either-Upton-Kemp could be among the best in baseball if each can even approach their potential and past performances.

    Further, I would still let Sands get some starts in LF against RHP. Either’s LHP/RHP splits have gotten increasingly ridiculous. He simply should not be playing regularly against LHP. Jay Gibbons could also get some starts in RF against RHP (giving either Kemp or Upton some time off)

    Also, trade Loney for a used urinal cake and sign Adam Dunn.

    Sign Wilson Betemit to start at 3B against RHP and 1B against tough LHP.

    Comment by Mr Falcon — November 16, 2010 @ 7:10 pm

  18. Thank goodness. Morgan is still a terrific defender and somewhat questionable with the bat. He obviously has his detractions that will lower his value this year. However, if he puts together a 3 or 4 WAR year, like he is capable of, then he can easily be flipped next year. There just aren’t too many affordable players the Dodgers can add to the team and also add value. Morgan is one of those.

    Comment by dusto — November 16, 2010 @ 7:31 pm

  19. How about Loney for Kenshin Kawakami?

    Comment by dusto — November 16, 2010 @ 7:32 pm

  20. Braves already have a young first base man in Freeman.

    Comment by Table — November 16, 2010 @ 7:45 pm

  21. Anyone from SF, and does things like,

    “On August 25, 2010, Morgan was given a seven game suspension for allegedly throwing a baseball at a fan, striking a different fan in the head, during a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park; Morgan appealed the suspension and was cleared of wrong doing.”

    belongs on a Dodger team. I hate the Phillies for soooo many reasons!

    Comment by dusto — November 16, 2010 @ 7:46 pm

  22. White Sox, Cubs, Rockies, Orioles, Rays, and Nationals seem like fits to me.

    Comment by Table — November 16, 2010 @ 7:50 pm

  23. Loney and some other pieces for BJ Upton? I doubt the Rays want garbage like Loney — its not like he is event that cheap anymore.

    Comment by Mr Falcon — November 16, 2010 @ 8:14 pm

  24. dusto beat me to it. I’m a Giants fan, but I live in LA, so I see a lot of Dodgers games. Ethier needs to move back to left.

    Comment by Bigmouth — November 16, 2010 @ 11:14 pm

  25. I’d love to see Ned look at a good defensive CF like Upton who has upside on the basepath, but I also would have loved him to look at Uggla (for 2b or 3b, I don’t care his bat is worth it). I guarantee the Dodgers could have topped a utility man and a lefty reliever with control problems (albeit very good stuff). That is just a long way of saying Ned doesn’t do intelligent things like look into players who might be had below their value. Mike Napoli would be interesting to look at as well (for C/1b), but I’m not holding my breath on either one.

    Comment by Craig — November 17, 2010 @ 10:56 am

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