REALITY CHECK on Uribe.
Uribe's 2011 numbers:
NO SPEED+NO OBA, so where do you hit this guy? 6th? 7th? 7 mil per for that? C'mon now. Yah, I know...he's versatle and can play 3-4 positions. That's important, but I think we can expect long periods of slumping and plenty of GIDP out of Uribe. I don't think he's worth the $$. Good for Uribe for cashing in on a career year.
Ned did well to get something for Theriot today, even if it's just an average middle-reliever/spot starter like Hawksworth. Any asset received for a non-tender guy like Theriot is a victory.
Other rumors from today per FSN Rosenthal; Dodgers have some interest in both Varitek and Damon. Don't see either as a particularly good fit unless it's as bench players.
I'm okay with the signing. I agree that Werth would be real nice. Now if we can only unload Broxton.
Beltre anyone? I would love for him to come back, but we'd have to get rid of Blake somehow.
ok so the team so far
Great depth, we could use a true true #1 starter though
C- ? (please not Martin)
1b- Loney for the time being
3B Blake or an upgrade
We need at least 3 bats IMO
For the bullpen you left out the most dominant reliever the Dodgers had last year. Not Kuo, it was Kenley Jansen! While he's still raw as far as experience, he absolutely destroyed hitters last year (27 innings, 12 hits, 2ER, 41k, 0 HRs). He'll be a big part of the pen next year, and may allow the Dodgers to trade Broxton if the time comes. That gives them 5 arms so far, with Ned looking to sign one or two more.
The lineup does need at least one major upgrade, at either 1B, 3B or LF as you mentioned. Seems like the most bats are available at 1B, so that might be the easiest way to add another slugger. I'd love Derrek Lee on a 2 year deal, trading Loney for young assets or an OF.
The #Dodgers have non-tendered Russell Martin, George Sherrill and Trent Oeltjen. Quotes from Colletti to follow shortly #mlb