Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Mr. Grit Goes to LA?

From the rumor mill...

Dodgers may be after Toronto's Eckstein

With shortstop Rafael Furcal on the DL, the Dodgers are going to give that guy who is married to Mia Hamm, Nomar Garciaparra, a shot at his old spot while it looks for a replacement on the trade market. Word is that the Dodgers are after Toronto's David Eckstein, who happens to be the owner of two World Series rings (italics mine).

Let me get this straight. The Dodgers want David Eckstein, Mr. Grit himself, because he happens to have two World Series rings? You want an average (at best) shortstop currently batting .273/.360/.348? Ned Colletti and the Dodgers are in need of a SS with Furcal on the DL, but really, you want Eckstein and his .708 OPS to replace Furcal's .366/.448/.597? That's a 1.045 OPS people! I know that Eck brings that whitey, average-guy, grit-factor with him, but give me a fucking break, you want him because he was lucky enough to be on two teams that won World Series? I know that he somehow also has two World Series MVPs to go with the two rings. I think that is due more to (1) luck and (2) the fact no one else really excelled during the series and the press just loves his grittiness.

If the Dodgers do make the trade and they somehow win the World Series, I will kill something.


Blogger Slut Bunwalla said...

Gritty McGritterson's .360 OBP isn't bad--not the greatest, but respectable. .348 SLG!?!?!

I agree--there are many better choices. I also agree that you should definitely kill something if the Eck goes to LA and they win a championship.

July 10, 2008 at 12:53 AM  

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