So, I've gotten involved in some pretty deep conversations regarding Ruben Tejada
I've talked myself into wanting him.
The Dodgers have a serious lack of depth in the infield. Chone Figgins looks like he has a decent shot of making the team, yeah, it's that bad.
Tejada would fill a pretty glaring need for a backup who can play SS.
I'm prepared to offer 1B O'Koyea Dickson
O’Koyea Dickson, 1B (5’11, 225, 24 years old)
After a promising first half of 2012 — one that had him on the fast track to top prospect stardom — he’s come back to earth a bit. Dickson’s bat is his carrying tool, and he displays solid-average bat speed. He generates it from a quiet stance and gets some good torque in his swings. He has average, at best, power and a good eye at the plate. He’s a pull hitter and gets into trouble at times by not going the other way. He was a 10-percent walk rate guy at Great Lakes in 2012, but that number fell to 5.5 percent in 2013 at Rancho Cucamonga. That’s disturbing for a first baseman who doesn’t have plus-power potential.
Defensively, he’s decent at first base. He dabbled at third base (five games, five errors) and left field (one game) in 2013, but his future lies at first. He has better than expected speed for a big guy, but he’ll be no base-stealing threat. Dickson is slated to begin 2014 as Chattanooga’s starting first baseman, as the first base depth in the Dodgers’ system is thin.
What say you, Mets fans?