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@Chad Moriyama Not sure on who to replace him with, but not being stuck with a 6 year dear worth $23 mill/yr would be a better place to be in.
I like the idea of signing guys only up til their age 35 year. Even that is pushing it, but at least its not until a guy gets into his late 30's, when most likely they will be pretty well declined.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on The Time To Extend Hanley Ramirez Is Now
@Lobo @EEstaris @Chad Moriyama Agree. That's why I said I'd offer him the 5 years now.
@Chad Moriyama @EEstaris You're probably right, but I'd draw the line at 5 years. If he gets 6 or 7 years elsewhere, I'd let him walk. Too much, IMO.
@*~^VNDenergy^~* I prefer MiDaChaDust, myself.
@Chad Moriyama @EEstaris Oops. sorry Chad.
I'd offer Hanley the low end of Brim's range (5 yrs, $100 mill) and if he doesn't take it, wait it out.
It can't hurt to have a motivated Hanley for 2014.
If the Dodgers win the World Series and he plays a big role, then give him a 5 yr $120 mill deal to say thank you.
Its an over pay on AAV, but not horrible on years. I think he'd take that.
@DBrim @EEstaris Yeah, me too. Also, Maholm is only 31 (vs. 37 with Arroyo) and he actually pitched okay for the Cubs last year.
1 month ago on Paul Maholm Is Apparently Going To Be A Dodger
A league average starter for your 5th spot is doing fine. Maholm wont be great, but he should be more than adequate at the back of the rotation.
I like the signing, if it happens, as long as its 1 yr.
It really depends on health of Crawford. Crawford was healthier last year and while he wasn't great, he played well early on and also in the playoffs.
I think if Crawford continues to get healthier and they manage his usage right, he can be more productive, overall, than Ethier because I still think Crawford can steal 30 bases, hit 10+ HRs. As long as his avg. is around .280 and his OBP. around .330, he's an asset, offensively.
3 months ago on Hanley Ramirez Extension Could Happen Soon
Oh I agree, but its an angle the Red Sox could play up and use for PR.
I agree that Ned isn't factoring that in, just saying that its pretty well known that Ethier and Pedroia are buddies from their ASU days.
Agree, and I think they will. If the Dodgers make Ethier a $10 mill/yr player for them, then they could probably get Middlebrooks.
Ethier gets to reunite with his buddy, Pedroia, and would thrive in that park and in the AL East.
I like the idea of Ethier for Middlebrooks, with the Dodgers eating some money.
When the alternative is giving up a boatload of prospects AND shelling
out a big contract for David Price, I think the Dodgers will settle for
just shelling out the $20 mill and big bucks for a contract on Tanaka.
3 months, 1 week ago on Give Us All Of The Tanaka, Please
If the Dodgers needed pitching more maybe I would swap Fernandez for Puig, but with the Dodgers' current roster, now way would I do that.
Puig is more valuable to the Dodgers because he's an every day player and should bring a great combo of power, speed and very good defense in RF.
Dodgers already have Kershaw, Greinke and Ryu so they have a decent foundation of starting pitching. Puig brings the Dodgers a lot they need.
4 months ago on Yasiel Puig Isn’t Going To Win Rookie of the Year, And That’s Okay
@Mike Petriello @jml2279 IMO, that's when you will even get anything close to legitimate rumors. And even the info floated around by some of these media guys will be exaggerated or flat out wrong.
4 months ago on The Dodgers Will Trade An Outfielder, Unless They Don’t
@capnsparrow @EEstaris Yeah, signings are what matter and most of those likely ain't happening until December.
Rumors in November are pointless. Once GMs meet next week, they will get a real feel for how viable trades are.
Then, things will really pick up at the Winter Meetings in December.
I don't put much import into anything being said right now.
@PagansOedipalComplex @EEstaris Its an over pay, but for 1 season? A team with the money like the Dodgers can certainly afford it.
I mean they need to maintain the bullpen and its not like there are tons of options out there.
For most teams, yes, it makes no sense. For the Dodgers? I could see it.
4 months, 1 week ago on The Dodgers and the Qualifying Offer
For a big money team like the Dodgers, giving a qualifying offer to Wilson. Has merit. While a large dollar amount, its only for 1 season.
And it pretty much guarantees you get Wilson for another year, which is what you ideally want. I'd do it.
I would sign Eric Chavez to platoon with Uribe (re-sign him, of course) at 3B. I like Mike's idea for Van Slyke as the 1B/OF/RH power bat. I'd have Brendan Ryan for the defensive SS. Last, I would re-sign Punto as a utility player who can cover 2B/SS/3B.
E.Chavez, Van Slyke, B.Ryan, Punto and FedEx.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Improving the 2014 Dodgers: The Bench