Wednesday, November 07, 2007
Things Ned Said Two Days Ago
"Where [the Dodgers' young players are] at, we're fine with. They have to continue to do it. They're not complete. They can't just come in here and think that they're not going to have to continue to work and continue to grow and continue to understand the game better. And forget a little about personal accomplishment and more about figuring out how to win the game ...Who, then, is "complete"? Should we take seriously Buster Olney's speculation that the Dodgers are pursuing a trade for Miguel Cabrera consisting of "third baseman Andy LaRoche, minor league pitcher Clay Kershaw, and an outfielder -- perhaps Matt Kemp"? All those incomplete players. Sheesh.
Update: Matt's right: in my haste to get this out, I failed to notice that this was a not a speculation about an potential trade but his speculation about what it might take to get such a trade done. The difference is that two speculations are called for.