well ESPN was hinting that there might be more indepth injuries then being stated right now...i heard something like furcal staying at SS, izturis possibly playing 2B and Kent going back to 1st...but who knows, batting order i would say Lugo hitting somwhere 4-6th...unless they move it like this...Furcal, Lugo, Lofton (if he stays healthy) and JD Drew hitting 4th...once again all depends on who is truley hurt and who is in the lineup that day
raiders_umpire wrote:Why did we get another outfielder? He is very talented for sure, but a outfielder??? I guess we could not pry one of their pitchers away.
Screw that, I'm ecstatic. Sure, Scott Elbert would've been good, but Guzman has Juan GOnzalez (during his prime) potential. His tools are off the charts...
The Dodgers moved him to OF because tehy wanted LaRoche at 3rd and have Loney at 1B...we could play him at 1B or 3B...maybe put BJ back at SS?
I just wanted something for Lugo, honestly. Based on the crap we got back for Huff, I am so happy about this trade. I feel that we ripped them off, but that's just me.
Wow, you are definitely more excited then I am over this deal. Well we definitely have a top farm system now for sure, lets just hope 3 or 4 of these guys pan out to become stars and our future will be great for sure. Guzman should be able to handle first base and he may even be moved back to 3rd base and be OK there. I was just basically looking for some MLB ready pitching then more star hopeful bats.
I guess we could see this lineup in another year or so.
1. Upton SS
2. Baldelli CF
3. Crawford LF
4. Young RF
5. Dukes DH
6. Guzman 1B
7. Cantu 2B
8. Longoria 3B
9. Navarro C
Well, if Kent is really hurt worse than first thought, then it's not really a bad trade. For us, to me at least, it made no sense to keep Lugo, because I don't see him as a prominent member of our future...he may be for LAD. Thus, I basically wnated to cash in with anything possible...and Guzman is more than enough.
From the Dodgers' POV, they're definitely a contender. Since SD just traded a big part of their team (Linebrink) for Oliver Perez basically, who does have ace potential but doesn't look healthy this year and the other teams being stagnantly mediocre, these two acquistions really may help this team out. Trading Danys Baez was a bit questionable especially with Saito slowing down, but Betemit is solid and this move will pay off in the future, as he will be an above average regular at 3rd. They wanted to make a move to win the division and these two trades may push them over the top.
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