Saturday, May 11, 2013

Where's Waldo?

    Er, Hanley. One trade (one of the very few) you're not going to hear me bitch about was sending Hanley Ramirez to the Dodgers last year. Hanley is a five-tool underperformer. It's always something.
    At the moment, he's batting .455 (!) ... in 12 plate appearances and is on the DL with his $15.5 million salary -- one of the many non-performers on the expensive Dodger staff.
    Last year, Marlins traded him for Scott McGough, a 23-year-old pitcher who is now 3-0 with a 1.71 ERA at Jacksonville, and Nathan Eovaldi, who was 4-13 last year with a 4.30 ERA and is now injured. Eovaldi is showing Andrew Miller type potential.
    Oh, of course, the Marlins needed to give the Dodgers a little extra something besides Hanley -- and they did. Randy Choate, who is now with the Cards showing 1.93 ERA in 4.2 innings.
    On Friday night, none of that mattered. Fernandez got his second victory, despite giving up three runs in the first, Dietrich got his first HR and Juan Pierre showed more signs of life with two hits.
    The Marlins are now 11-25. The '62 Mets were 12-24 at this point.

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