As The Guerrero Turns

Again, I don’t really like talking about upcoming player or management moves when Game 5 of the NLCS is just hours away, but it’s being reported, so it’s worth noting. For something like the 75th time in the last six months, the Dodgers and Alexander Guerrero are in the news:

The Dodgers are again one of a few teams in the thick of the Alex Guerrero talks, according to people familiar with the discussions.

Guerrero, the power-hitting Cuban infielder who has been compared to Dan Uggla (the good Uggla, before his slump), reportedly was close to a deal several weeks ago with the Dodgers, but that one fell apart after it was realized that Guerrero’s first representatives were not certified agents.

The Dodgers were suggested in some reports to be unlikely to get back into the derby after their first deal fell through. But it appears they are back in now.

That first potential seal was reported by MLB.com to have been for $32 million over five years. Now, Guerrero, 26, is said to be seeking a deal for four years maximum, so he can become a free agent at age 30.

We’ve been over this a few times, but the short version is that Guerrero is expected to bring good power for a middle infielder, and should be able to handle second base defensively considering that he’s been a shortstop in Cuba. Obviously, the Dodgers have an opening at second base (exercising Mark Ellis‘ option isn’t the worst thing in the world, but it’s not ideal) and just about none of us want Robinson Cano on an absurd contract, especially when Clayton Kershaw remains unsigned past 2014, so this fit makes sense. Bring it on — or don’t. Just sign somewhere already.

214 comments
Barney G
Barney G

If they're going to lose this series, I just hope they can at least win today and make the Cardinals win in St. Louis. I don't like the idea of the Cardinals celebrating here.

Sangro Azul
Sangro Azul

So who has a better chance of getting resigned, uribe or mark Ellis???

DBrim
DBrim moderator

FYLF

Crushinator (Bender lover)
Crushinator (Bender lover)

OPEN LETTER TO THE DODGERS LINEUP:

Dear Dodgers.

You have Greinke pitching tonight. Greinke is in the top 10 best pitchers of the MLB. Following Greinke is Clayton Kershaw. He is literally the best pitcher in baseball. The guy you are facing (Joe Kelly) is not Clayton Kershaw or Zach Greinke.  Please send all of his pitches to the moon and stop making it look like the entirety of the Cardinals' pitching staff are comprised of nothing but Kershaws and Greinkes because they are not. Please hit Kelly. Hard. HARD. HARDER!


Love,

the Crushinator

Lobo
Lobo

@Sangro Azul If we're truly in on Guerrero then Uribe.  There's not much available at third this winter

Lobo
Lobo

@DBrim What do you have against Lou Ferrigno?

MSTI OG
MSTI OG

they say its the Giants fan i should fear, but its my own kind doing all the killing here

BIah
BIah

@FJinCLE the tattoo artist you chose kinda sucks

steelmohawk
steelmohawk

forgot to tell them to watch out for Kelly's rib breaker

DBrim
DBrim moderator

Dear Dodgers offense,

HIT THE DAMN BALL. Yes, with runners in scoring position, too.

Sincerely,

DBrim

Barney G
Barney G

@Lobo @Sangro Azul Yeah I never thought I'd be on board bringing Uribe back but there isn't much else out there. They just need to give him like a two year deal just to hold down third until Seager is ready.

MSTI OG
MSTI OG

something evil in the DP, cuz everytime i breathe i see they scoring on me

Technogit
Technogit

I'd prefer them to keep Ellis in the Michael Young role and get rid of Young.

MSTI OG
MSTI OG

omg. I HAVE ALWAYS WONDERED WHAT THE NAME OF THIS SONG WAS!!!!! hahahahahahahahaha this is perfect

MSTI OG
MSTI OG

THATS BAD MUSIC, CAPN. BAD CAPN. BAD.

MSTI OG
MSTI OG

not your era, old man! go back to johnny coltrane or whatever

MSTI OG
MSTI OG

fuck you if you dont get the reference you all suck