Joc Pederson is tearing the PCL apart .340 15hr 35rbi 13 sb. What the damn deal with this team not willing to give this kid a chance? Its not like any of the OF aside from Puig are providing any consistency that would make Joc taking over a spot seem like a regression in the outfield. Dodgers have talent but they just dont fit together. They dont compliment eachother. The middle of this lineup should be killing pitching. But theyre hovering around .250. They need t move some of these guys to make way for younger players.
By the end of the yr i would love to see
1B Adrian Gonzalez
2B Dee Gordon
SS Hanley Ramirez
3B Alex Guerrero
RF Yasiel Puig
CF Joc Pederson
LF Andre Ethier
C Aj Ellis
Trade Kemp, its time. He's not going to be what he was. But he still has some value. Dodgers would have to eat some of his contract but this ownership isnt short on cash, they can handle it clearly. An insurgence of youth is needed. These vets in the OF to injury prone to be depended on. Either IMO out of Kemp/Crawford/Either gives out the most consistency. Crawford nobody is going to take his deal so they are probably stuck with him and he provides alot as a 4th outfielder.
Add in Guerrero when he gets healthy which shouldnt be too much longer. Let him platoon with Uribe and Ramirez.
But the final word is these "stars" currently on the team just dont fit.