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Saturday, August 15, 2009

Dodger's Future?

After a tough loss (in more than one way), I decided to take a look at what I think the Dodgers could potentially look like come 2011/2012. Obviously certain contracts need to be given out and trades/re-signings/free agency departures/retirements could happen, and good health is needed, but if I could pick the team:

C: Russell Martin
1B: Kyle Russell*
2B: Ivan DeJesus
SS: Dee Gordon
3B: Blake Dewitt
LF: Andrew Lambo
CF: Matt Kemp
RF: Andre Ethier

*James Loney's ceiling is a consistent 15-20 HR, 80 BB, excellent defense guy. Kyle Russell has more power and should walk more.

My preference would be to slot Carlos Santana at 1st and Josh Bell at 3rd, but hey, we can't always get what we want, can we? Especially when Ned Colletti is your GM and Frank McCourt is your owner.

Batting Order:
1. Dee Gordon
2. Russell Martin
3. Matt Kemp
4. Andre Ethier
5. Andrew Lambo
6. Kyle Russell
7. Blake Dewitt
8. Ivan DeJesus
9. Pitcher

Clayton Kershaw
Chad Billingsley
James McDonald/Scott Elbert
Josh Lindblom
Chris Withrow

Jonathan Broxton
Ramon Troncoso
Hong-Chih Kuo
Brent Leach
Charlie Haeger
Cory Wade

Top Prospects:
Nathan Eovaldi
Garrett Gould
Ethan Martin
Aaron Miller
Angelo Songco

Preston Mattingly (Ah, jokes are fun, aren't they?)


  1. I like this, however, Dee Gordon still has a few years to be mlb ready, Lambo too...but if everyone is still in the organization in 2 years, that would seem like a pretty impressive line up and roatation. If, Gould, Miller, Martin and Eovaldi all pan out, what the hell will they do considering Bills and Kershaw can be kept around. Withrow and Elbert aren't too bad either...God its pretty good to have so many prospects that you dont know what to do with them.

  2. Yeah, better than the cupboard being empty, or emptied out to bring in mediocre/crappy veterans. Too bad Santana and Bell are gone, I really like their futures.

    Lambo is much closer than Gordon, but wishful thinking never hurt anyone. If Gordon continues to develop, I could see 2012 as a realistic date for him to be starting at SS.

    I imagine if guys like Eovaldi, E Martin, Withrow, and Gould progress according to plan, McDonald and/or Elbert will be sent to the pen or traded. Elbert's injury history may necessitate that move to the pen.

    Our rotation should be scary good when those guys graduate to the majors.

    All in all, I love the farm system.