Good move, Depo. Get the best bats in the lineup!
I'm surprised that Roberts would move to right though?
Roberts has a very very very weak throwing arm. And to put him into RF???
They must be really high on Bradley's range in CF...
With Roberts (LF), Bradley (CF), and Encarnacion (RF) we are basically playing with 3 CF’s. I’m listening to the game (the Angels’ broadcast is unwatchable – talking about “brown nosers” and outrageous unmitigated propaganda) and Ross makes everything so hard. Baseball is not brain surgery! Roberts has the weaker arm and thus LF! Outfield is Outfield. Please!
I like Mr. Incarnation in RF, too. Now Dodgers are 'plus' defensively all across the outfield, at catcher and the left side of the infield. That just rules. Yah, I think Roberts will be good in LF... his only lack was the distance challenged his arm. His throws seem spot on and he catches up to everything.
Hopefully Games will take his cues from Lo Duca, Green & Roberts, three solid character standouts on a team full of character guys. It would be nice to see a local guy make good (my youngest was born in Harbor City... a bit different than growning up there, but I have to pull for young Games even more because of it).
I'll take it!
As for 2B, maybe it will come together as you say... or, maybe Alex will return to hitting .291 and blooping stuff down both lines like he did 2002...not holding my breath or saying to wait for it, ya just never know.
Eight teams wanted him, he made a deal that works to the Dodgers' advantage and you say it fell into his lap. He has shown an ability to go get hitters with an ability to get on base and gotten rid of players that have historically shown little offensive value without giving up one of our starters. I say he knows what he is doing.
The deal did fall into his lap. The trade works to the Dodgers advantage because of what Bradley did in Cleveland, not because of what Depo did. A player with Bradley's skills and LoDuca's attitude wouldn't go for one prospect. He did pay a steep price considering the attitude problems. No way a young player like Bradley three years from FA goes on the block because of the team's choice.