Dee Gordon‘s Unpredictable, Unsustainable Breakout Gives Dodgers the Edge in December deal. Former Dodgers top prospect and second baseman Dee Gordon recently won the NL Gold Glove and Silver Slugger Award at 2b as well as the National League batting title with the Miami Marlins (Congrats Dee!) after hitting .333/.359/.418. This sparked a series of…
Sorry Daniel Beattie, but your argument is a bit flawed.  Sure, Dee Gordon's number jumped up in 2014, but that was his first full season!  You might be able to make the argument that Howie Kendrick was a better offensive player, but that doesn't account for Dee Gordon's speed and range. The Dodgers also had Dee Gordon under team control though 2018, whereas Kendrick is now a free agent. In the end, the Marlins ended up with a better/cheaper second baseman, and the Angels ended up with their potential ace of the future in Andrew Heaney.  There are no two ways about it, this was a terrible trade for the Dodgers.

 

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