Thursday, March 21, 2013

Thumb Downs Hanley, Juan Uribe No Longer Emo


Per everybody (though I think Ken Rosenthal broke it first), Hanley Ramirez has a torn thumb ligament requiring surgery. The Dodgers announced he will be out eight weeks.

Barring any panicked acquisitions (and one thing this ownership does NOT do is panic), that means our Opening Day lineup will consist of either Juan Uribe at 3rd and Luis Cruz at short or Cruz at 3rd and Dee Gordon at short. No, it does not mean Yasiel Puig will be converted into a 3rd baseman.

Despite the mountains of crap we give him, I'm leaning toward Uribe, if only for the defense. (And, OK, the comedy factor.)

We now return you to your "I guess money doesn't buy thumbs! DERP!" narrative.

Ken Gurnick: "Needing surgery, Hanley likely out two months"

7 comments:

Orel said...

So we're downgrading from HanRAM to Flash memory?

Hideo Nomo said...

Nice.

Wicks said...

Sounds like Donnie prefers Cruz at SS and Uribe at 3B. I say there is no need to cause problems in two areas. Play Gordon at SS and keep Cruz at 3B.

Hideo Nomo said...

I don't think it creates two problems, since SS is Cruz's natural position. Dee's still really error-prone.

I think they're going to use this to finally make Hanley play 3rd when he comes back.

Paul said...

You can have it all, my empire of dirt.

Spank said...

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Wicks said...

You might be on to something Nomo. I like your line of thinking let's hope Cruz does well at SS and Hanley comes back at 3B.