Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Welcome, Hanley ... now hit!!!!
I'm taking a bit of a break from the blog, which of course automatically means something is going to happen that requires my attention.
The Dodgers, as you know, have acquired infielder Hanley Ramirez and left-handed reliever Randy Choate from the Marlins for pitcher Nathan Eovaldi and a minor leaguer.
I like this trade. Eovaldi might be pretty good in the future, but the Dodgers don't really need more pitching, they need hitting, desperately.
I know Ramirez isn't having the greatest year. He's still a hell of a lot better than Juan Uribe and even Dee Gordon. And, unlike so many deadline deals that I see, this one doesn't look desperately desperate and stupid.
I would love to see Ramirez in a Dodger uniform on a baseball card. I present this photoshopped Ramirez Opening Day card as a challenge to someone to turn it into a Ramirez Dodger card.
Best version gets some cards from me. Either send me an email of your creation or show it on your blog. I can't promise I'll see it right away, but I'll get back to you.
So, welcome Hanley!!