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Monday, March 28, 2005

The Dodgers with Beltre

I'm going to descend into Plasckhedom for a moment, and argue that the Dodgers could have kept Beltre, and still had a similar lineup to the one they have now. It's something that will forment debate, and help foster my rep for being an asshole. Here goes our lineup:

Izturis
Werth
Kent
Beltre
League average center fielder
Bradley
Choi
Free agent catcher/Ross
Pitcher

Our starting pitching would like this:

Weaver
Perez
Ishii
Penny
Hodgepodge of people, possibly Jackson eventually

I don't like Ishii. But I think we can wring out of him a similar performance to what Lowe will produce for us for three times the cost, and for three less seasons. I think Lowe will be a league average pitcher. I think Ishii will be as well in terms of ERA. I think this offense will be superior to the one we have because it is slightly less injury prone. The savings from not signing Drew would be put towards affording Beltre, and having less power at catcher probably. What do you think?

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