Hell ****ing yea!!
Hell ****ing yea!!
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.
I will see you...in the next life
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.