Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Ramirez-To-Dodgers: The 2012 Trade Deadline Coup

ESPN pundits are admittedly rushing to judgment, but it's great to be listed on this side of the ledger:

Come Oct. 1, the best trade acquisition will have been _______.

Richard Durrett: Zack Greinke. It may seem a little crazy, but I still think the Angels will get things together enough to claim one of those AL wild card spots. And if they do, Greinke could be critical as they try to get that spot or are forced to play in that one-game playoff.

Christina Kahrl: Hanley Ramirez for the Dodgers. Maybe it's true that some Fish grow to the size of the tank they're in, but keep HanRam's situation in mind: A star player, getting away from baseball's biggest sham franchise and ownership team to a ballclub so recently liberated from a similar circumstance? See you in October, because Ramirez will finally get a shot at shining on a national stage in a game that matters.

Bill Baer: He hasn't been blazing hot so far, but Hanley Ramirez will prove to be a valuable asset as the Dodgers contend for the NL West crown. They had been getting abysmal production from their shortstop and third baseman. If the Dodgers reach the postseason, they'll be looking to Ramirez to lead an otherwise lackluster offense -- the Dodgers have the NL's worst slugging percentage.

13 comments:

Franklin Stubbs said...

I thought the same thing with Kahrl's post yesterday, Sax. I'm not ready to declare "success" at all with this team, but that may be just my nagging PTSD from June.

MR.F said...

https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/status/235808447000633344

Melky PEDrera

MR.F said...

We make schadenfreude party! WHOOO!

Hideo Nomo said...

HOLY SHIT.

Hideo Nomo said...

RT @mccoveychron: Aw, fuck.

Ryan said...

Well played Mr. F! Best news I've heard all day! F*** THE GIANTS!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Yeah, they're fucked.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Ruh-roh.

Franklin Stubbs said...

And with 45 games left in the season, too, for maximum soul-crushing potential.

Hideo Nomo said...

Any chance he shared his stash with Pubes?

Orel said...

Bombshell!

Orel said...

Main page updated.

Dusty Baker said...

"He hasn't been blazing hot so far" re HanRam

Really? What do those stats look like? By my count, he has had at least a few hits that guaranteed a win and, before I left on vacay earlier this week, had had like 18 RBI in 17 games. What is blazing hot again?