Dodgers @ Rockies July 2, 2013: Yasiel Puig In Coors Field

July 2, 2013 at 7:30 pm | Posted in Game Threads | Leave a comment

coorsfieldOver the last several days, the Dodgers have DFA’d Luis Cruz, optioned Peter Moylan, DFA’d Matt Guerrier, recalled Jose Dominguez & Chris Withrow, and then actually turned Guerrier into something valuable in today’s deal for Carlos Marmol and international signing pool room.

Considering how much we like to bag on the front office around here — very defensibly, I think — this recent run of sane thinking is actually a little disconcerting. I say that not in a negative way at all, because I love it. It’s just an odd feeling, I suppose. Is this how Tampa Bay fans feel all the time? Is this what it’s like to have a front office that actually makes rational decisions for valid reasoning?

The Marmol deal keeps getting better, by the way — as I had mentioned, he will start out in the minors, but Jayson Stark reports that if he doesn’t last with the Dodgers and ends up signing with a third club, the Cubs would owe the Dodgers even more money than the $2 million they’re sending for Guerrier and the $209,700 they’re sending in pool room.

Dodgers
Rockies
2B
M.Ellis
2B
LeMahieu
RF
Puig
SS
Rutledge
1B
Gonzalez
LF
Gonzalez
SS
Ramirez
RF
Cuddyer
LF
Ethier
3B
Arenado
CF
Kemp
1B
Helton
C
A.Ellis
C
Torrealba
3B
Uribe
CF
Colvin
P
Kershaw
P
Oswalt

Cruz refused his assignment to Albuquerque today, making him a free agent, and Yasiel Puig gets his first crack at Coors Field tonight. Everything’s coming up Milhouse.

I imagine this isn’t the last move we’ll see, because the Ricky Nolasco rumors are still flying pretty regularly, with some reports suggesting that the Marlins intend to trade him before his scheduled start on Wednesday. The Dodgers are concerned about their pitching depth, and rightfully so, so expect them to be heavily in the mix; at this point, I’d put it at better than 50/50 that he’s moved in the next few days.

For those into conspiracy theories, the Dodgers promoted Garrett Gould from Single-A Rancho Cucamonga to Double-A Chattanooga today. Since Gould isn’t really any good — yes, the Quakes play in a high-offense environment, but a 6.23 ERA and ten hits per nine in 206.1 innings over the last two years is pretty bad — it does make you wonder whether he’s on the move… or replacing someone who is.

All of which somewhat shoves tonight’s game to the sidelines, but it really shouldn’t. Aside from the pure joy of seeing Puig hitting in the mile high air, you get Clayton Kershaw pitching against someone who vaguely resembles… oh, wait, that’s actually Roy Oswalt? Wow, Colorado. Wow.

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