Poll: Who Will Be the Dodger Second Baseman In 2014?

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Mark Ellis had himself quite the nice game last night, and thinking about it overnight, it felt like he’s had more than a few big hits lately. The stats back that up; over the last 30 days, he’s hitting an excellent .347/.390/.507. That’s of course pretty far off his season line of .280/.325/.378, and he’ll probably end the season at about one win over replacement. While it’s obviously incredibly premature to think about it in the midst of the great run this team is on, Ellis’ little streak and the recent news that Chase Utley has taken himself off the free agent market does make you wonder if this changes opinions about the incumbent’s status for next season.

Do you want to pay an additional $4.75m (his option is for $5.75m, but there’s a $1m buyout he’s getting regardless) to keep Ellis around for another year, despite advancing age, mediocre offense, and near-guaranteed missed time due to injury? Do you want to massively overpay Robinson Cano? You don’t really think Dee Gordon can hit or field in the bigs, I imagine? Is it a problem that Rafael Ynoa might be the best second base prospect in the organization? How much weight is there to the rumors about Howie Kendrick or Daniel Murphy? No one really expects that Andre Ethier is getting traded for Ian Kinsler, right? Whatever happened to Alexander Guerrero, anyway? Otherwise, the free agent options for second base next year are perilously thin.

Who will be the LA 2B in 2014?
  
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So as a fun and far-too-early exercise before the Dodgers welcome the Mets into town tonight, who is playing second base next year? (I resisted the urge to include “whoever is hitting second” as an option, since I know that would have been the overwhelming winner.)

1208 comments
GinFizzBear
GinFizzBear

IT IS GAME THREAT MIDNIGHT, WHERE IS THE GAME THREAT 

StealingSaenz
StealingSaenz

So this last week or so with the national and Stl telecasts, I haven't been around here much. I was able to watch the HD version of Dee booting the ball into center, but I missed the banter.

I'm back to the humble MSTI abode, so our typical 1-loss in between big win streaks can end now. 

KMT59
KMT59

LESS THAN 1/2 HOUR!!!!!

Disgruntled Goat
Disgruntled Goat moderator

cat on me and none of the remotes are nearby. i'm not above asking the wife to come and bring the remotes to me. 


she's not above telling me to get bent. 

Hoze
Hoze

I read someone propose this on the Dodgers.mlb.com thread:

What about signing Abreu as a bench player and then trading him for prospects when some other team bites? Pretty devious move, but I could have its advantages, like a power bat off the bench...an expensive one lol 

GinFizzBear
GinFizzBear

@KMT59 that is awesome.  Shumaker in an interview said that Punto looks like danny devito 

GinFizzBear
GinFizzBear

I FEEL LIKE THAT TIME MIKE ABANDONED ME IN THE SHOPPING MALL

KMT59
KMT59

Haven't seen Mike lurking around here or on twitter..is he awake?

TheReggieHurley
TheReggieHurley

@hose1002 i don't want to do this, but what if we traded agon (eat bunch of salary) and make abreu our 1B.  he seems pretty legit.

PagansOedipalComplex
PagansOedipalComplex

@hose1002 I highly doubt Abreu will want to play as a backup, and if we give him enough money to sign as a backup, no team in the league is gonna want the contract

MSTI OG
MSTI OG

theres a lack of dedication amongst one of us

Hoze
Hoze

@TheReggieHurley @hose1002 Yes, but on the bright side: prospects lol yeah, its not likely to happen, unless Dodger management makes it look like a half-ass attempt to use him as a position player (like 3B)