Trade: Curtis Granderson to Dodgers

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  1. hockeykicker

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    Did not think LA needed an OF, especially with A-Gon back and Bellinger likely seeing more OF time as a result. They still have Puig, Pedersen, Taylor, Hernandez...

    Dodgers may be angling for the 'win a ring for this longtime vet' motivation factor.
     
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    I think the Dodgers are just like ' This is the year. We're loading up in case worst case scenario happens, half the team gets radiation poisoning, it's not gonna come down to us not being prepared enough.'
     
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    Gives them another OF option if they want Bellinger at 1B and Taylor at 2B.
     
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    I'm quite confident that no team, anywhere, ever, has acquired a player for this reason.
     
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    the rich get richer, sigh.
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    I love Granderson now I'll have zero issues with Dodgers winning it all.
     
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    Pederson got optioned to Triple-A... looking for a link now...

     
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    I don't get the Wooten reference. He was fired from his job in OKC as the hitting coach?
     
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    He's going to OKC to work with Pederson is the way I understand that reference.
     
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    Dale Hunter to the Avs in 1999 was clearly an addition with that type of thought in mind. He had 5 assists in 50 games for the Caps that year. 0 goals. Avs still picked him up and he played every playoff game.
     
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    "Gritty veteran leadership" to me is wildly more likely than "rallying point".
     
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    It's the same ****ing thing.
     
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    gritty veteran leadership is not something that is recognized by the dodgers' front office. they traded kershaw's personal catcher and best friend for a platoon advantage last year.
     
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    How do explain Chase Utley? "Gritty veteran leadership" is exactly why he's still on the team. Not to mention the fact that the guy they acquired for Ellis was known as being a great clubhouse leader in his own right. To say that leadership is not something recognized by the front office is completely disingenuous. Just for a quick reference: https://www.usatoday.com/story/spor...s-angeles-dodgers-best-season-ever/564337001/

     
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    I think Utley was more a pity/warm body if someone is injured signing this past winter because nobody else showed any interest whatsoever. If I remember correctly he was not signed again til almost February.
     
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    Having a warm body is certainly not why they traded for him two years ago, and Utley not signing until late in the offseason had a lot to do with the Dodgers not resolving their second base situation until late January. Once the 25-man roster became a little clearer with the Forsythe trade, Utley re-signed shortly thereafter. I think they wanted to see how second base and the bench would look before resolving Utley's contract situation. If you follow the reporting on the Dodgers closely, Utley's #veteranpresents are highly valued by the organization.
     
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    well he just a hit a HR to break up verlander's no-no
     
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    No, it's ****ing not.
     
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    Oh ok, then. Thanks.
     
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    Just having a little fun, kiddo. Enjoy your gin.
     
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    Mets add another minor league reliever in their myriad of trades, currently pitching in AAA and was on the Dodgers 40-man roster
     

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