For the first time since 1985′s legendary Candy Maldonado/Alex Trevino swap, the Dodgers have made a swap with their hated rivals, the Giants. Coming in to save the season is… 37-year-old Mark Sweeney. Okay, it’s not quite Mark Teixeira, but at least it’s something. Cash or a player to be named going the other way.
You may or may not remember Sweeney as the guy B*rry B*nds accused of supplying him with amphetamenes last year. So, hey, at least he’s got that going for him.
But there’s something so familiar about Mark Sweeney. What is it? Hmm.. outstanding pinch hitter? (2nd all-time in pinch hits behind Lenny Harris). Check. Supposedly can play first base? Check. Ohhhhh… uh-oh.
Is this the end for Big Sexy, who’s massively underperformed this season? Sweeney is basically coming to fill the same role – a role I already wanted Nomar put into with LaRoche starting at 3B. Will Saenz be kept around for a few weeks until rosters expand, with another move made in the meantime? Will this rash ever go away? Answers to come… hopefully.