Impressed? I mean, assuming your head has stopped spinning. Think the
Unsure, are you? Thinking it best not to be prematurely all judgmental? Have no fear, that's what bloggers are for. Because, really, I'm a long ways from overwhelmed by this orchestrated chaos. I fear for their future.
I would love to say I’m looking at this after all the smoke has cleared, because they are certainly not done. There’s still another starting pitcher to nab and probably an
But the Dodgers' 2015 lineup appears pretty set and will probably look something like this:
That's a very nice lineup. It just doesn't look like a lineup for the most expensive team in baseball, which is what the Dodgers will probably still be when all this is done.
Are they better defensively with Rollins and Kendrick up the middle? Absolutely. Will they be improved in center with phenom Pederson, Crawford in left and Puig back in right? No question.
And they’d better be, because they are unlikely to score as many runs with Matt Kemp, Hanley Ramirez and
Everyone figured the Dodgers would get little in return by trading one of their outfielders, but they were also figuring the outfielder would be Ethier or Crawford. That’s all they could get for Kemp -- Grandal, right-hander Joe Wieland and another pitcher, possibly right-hander
And that would be Rollins who has one-year left on his contract. Actually three-fourths of the Dodgers' infield (Uribe, Kendrick, Rollins) will be on the last year of their deals. Plus, they're all at least 31. What was this about getting younger?
It’s a Barnum & Bailey world. Gordon was under their control for the next four years. Kendrick could be gone after next season and Rollins is expected to be a one-year stopgap until
They also signed