grabarkewitz wrote:Listen, if they called right now and said "Baez and DeLeon for Dozier" I think I pull the trigger just to be done with it. With as many games as I go to, every year, I get tired of watching Baez through my hands over my eyes. I love the fact that a site is trying to fire up the Braun rumors again. I just get the sense that ship has sailed.
NewportDodger wrote:It is just so comical to hear the Minnesota media wonks trying to get the Dodgers to do something stupid like Kevin Malone would've done and bid against themselves. It is even funnier when sites like Hardball News and Rotoworld try to spin the Cardinals' alleged interest into something real. Really, Wong and two marginal pitchers for Dozier? That is almost as bad as Panik, Blach and Jared Parker from a Gints' site. It is like they are so desperate for anyone other the Dodgers getting Dozier that they are grasping at straws. It is obvious that the Twins want to make the move and are trying to maximize their return and they are playing their last card throwing out teams who barely need an upgrade at second. Sometime after January 1, we will get Dozier maybe after we sign a free agent relief pitcher or two and can add someone like Baez and/or a lefty (either starter or reliever) to make the Twins feel like they got something extra in the deal. Or, like Newport suggests, we walk away and go to Plan B. We have options and time to make a move.
So that's the new fake rumor that they are desperately trying to start so the Dodgers will negotiate with themselves? If so, then let them have him then. It's all bullshit with these hacks now. I would call the bluff if I were Friedman and go after Kinsler or Forsythe rather than continue this circle jerk.
When my wife goes to a game with me, she has two wishes. First, that the Dodgers win so I'll be happy, and two, that it will be a relatively fast game. Every time she sees Baez warming in the pen, she says, "Oh, No. The human rain delay!"
All this angst over getting a right handed hitting second baseman (and I am repeating myself and looking for some other viewpoints, here) could have been somewhat alleviated by waiting to deal Kendrick. He's not ideal, but he was a decent fall back option. As I've said before, what they saw in Darin Ruf eludes me. They could have signed his equal (Michael Morse) to a minor league contract as the Gnats just did.