Hell ****ing yea!!
Hell ****ing yea!!
Miami Marlins trade infielder Hanley Ramirez to Los Angeles Dodgers - ESPN Los Angeles
Can he play 1st, 3rd and Short?
'Cuz that would be super!
The minor leaguer the Dodgers traded is Scott McGough. Here is an interesting article on the trade mostly focusing on him:
Scott McGough: Full Scouting Report on Prospect Dealt for Hanley Ramirez | Bleacher Report
Brilliant move, a no brainer. You have to take the gamble on Hanley, even the hitter he's been the last 1.5 years makes him the 3rd most feared hitter in LA's lineup (his current 2012 #s would co-lead LA in HR, #2 in SB). If he rallies back towards his previous form then it's a major haul. Just a few years ago he was in Matt Kemp territory, a legit 30-30 guy that hits over .300. Only a handful of those in the league and none so easily acquired. And with huge needs at SS and 3B in a very thin market for those positions, the Dodgers really couldn't have found a better fit. Even if his D is shaky, you take that tradeoff for a legit middle of the order bat. And they still have assets for Greinke/Johnson/Dempster/Garza to fill the rotation as well as Victorino/Pence if they want another bat.
The ownership's ability to absorb salary got this done, such a nice change from the McCourt era where we certainly would have upgraded the players dealt to Lee/Webster/etc. in order to get the Marlins to cover some salary. And I'd rather roll the dice with Hanley at $15 mill per year than wait to overpay Hamilton $20 mill or more a year as a free agent after the season. And Hanley can play 2 positions that are of greater need than Hamilton.
Well done Dodgers, can't find any fault in this deal.
Very good deal by the Dodgers. Hanley having a good debut tonight for the Dodgers doesn't hurt either.
Ned needs to add one more bat and one more starting pitcher. Pence and Dempster would be ideal.
Brandon League sucks. I don't get that trade.
**** Shane Victorino.