Wednesday, June 11, 2008
More Fuel For The Colletti Fire
Rival executives are skeptical, considering that the Dodgers frequently have backed out of trades involving their youngsters. Dodgers officials, however, say privately that they are indeed more willing to break up their young core. If that is true, Kemp would bring the greatest return.And Colletti is not an astute GM.
Kemp, batting .299-.346-.446 at age 23, possesses the tools to become a major star. A rival executive describes him as an "awfully, awfully intriguing talent," one who only figures to get better. Questions persist about Kemp's makeup and ability to make adjustments, but those are not unusual criticisms of a young player.
Finding playing time for Anderson, Rivera, Matthews, Pierre, Jones and Ethier? That's Joe's department. You must have a shortstop you could add to this as a sweetener. All Ned's got is Furcal, Berroa, Garciaparra, Maza and Hu. We're three more disablings away from having to play Russell Martin there.