Half Massed wrote:Does anyone know what's going on with him? I'd like to know if I need to make a trade to replace him before the deadline comes.
It was speculated that this would be the pattern for Lugo and the Dodgers from the minute they acquired him. If he can go 3/5 with 2 runs scored one night and then be sitting on the bench the next, it surely points towards continued sporadic playing time going forward, or at least until the next Kent or Garciappara injury. You won't be able to count on him being in the lineup unless you see the lineup online before game time. If you set weekly lineups ahead of time he is likely a bench candidate. I tried without success to move him in my league before the deadline. Unless you think Kent or Nomar won't hold up, he is a trade candidate, but be aware that you may not get as much for him now (I couldn't get Kevin Youkilis for him.)
Ned Coletti obviously believes the Dodgers can make the post-season and wanted a credible player as a replacement if injuries occur, even if it meant dealing a top prospect like Guzman whose only problem is apparently a bad attitude. That kind of move smells a lot like the type of thing Coletti's former boss Brian Sabean does in S.F.