CisedForBryce wrote:Is 2 weeks of Gordon worth dumping B. Crawford, who has cooled off considerably?
Yes, even if we assume it'll be only 2 weeks. Brandon Crawford cannot hit, and has no redeeming qualities for fantasy baseball other than his great defense will keep him in the lineup.
If Dee Gordon puts up decent numbers while Hanley is out (could be more than 2 weeks) then we may see them keep Gordon around. He's taking a lot more walks in AAA this year than he has at any level before. They've had decent production from Punto/Ellis/Uribe/Hairston, and have guys like Sellers/Luis Cruz/Schumaker as well. I don't even know whose left on their roster from that group to be honest. But Hanley and Ellis are the only ones that would stand in the way of Gordon if he plays well over the next few weeks, and both of them are currently injured. I can see a scenario of Hanley going to 3B and Gordon taking over at SS. That's a risk worth taking in my opinion. Worst case scenario is Gordon sucks and you get another scrap heap SS to replace him, and in all likelihood, Brandon Crawford will be sitting on waivers if you want him.