As the Dozier situation drags on, both sides are acting like crappy poker players. The Twinkies continue to act as if there is no urgency to their situation, even though they are in non-compete mode and Dozier's value will never be higher than it is now. They also keep throwing out the rumor that Gnats are in on Dozier, which is a smoke screen, imo. Meanwhile, the Dodgers profess interest in Ian Kinsler and Logan Forsythe, each who brings less to the table.
My question continues to be, "Why did they dump Howie Kendrick and back themselves into a corner with no viable option at 2B?" The return was a salary dump of $10M and a defensively and speed challenged right handed hitter with a spotty offensive record and a guy we gave up on years ago. I understand that they are hoping Ruf can bring some pop against lefties, but how is he an upgrade over SVS? Darnell Sweeney is probably AAA fodder, at best.
You can probably argue that Kendrick is not worth the $10M owed him, but I think at age 33 is capable of one more solid year. He had some injury issues last year and then was thrown into the outfield, when most of his career he had played 2B. If nothing else, the Twins would not view us as desperate and might be more reasonable in their demands.