DODGERS DODGERS re-sign HOWIE KENDRICK

Discussion in 'Los Angeles DODGERS' started by doyerfan, Jan 29, 2016.

  1. Dodgers99

    Dodgers99 DSP Legend

    Joined:
    Nov 2011
    Messages:
    4,119
    Likes Received:
    2,237
    Trophy Points:
    153
    I do like the depth the lineup has with Kendrick playing 2B 120-130 games, rather than Utley/Kike splitting it, Kike has so much more value playing 5 days a weeks at 3 or 4 different positions.

    Vs RHP
    CF Pederson
    2B Kendrick
    1B Gonzalez
    3B Turner
    SS Seager
    RF Puig
    LF Ethier
    C Grandal

    Vs LHP
    CF Hernandez (Could play some SS if Seager's splits normalize after 2015)
    2B Kendrick
    1B Gonzalez
    RF Puig
    SS Seager
    3B Turner
    LF SVS
    C Ellis

    Just a guess, leadoff man is always a crapshoot.
     
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2016
    irish and BlueMouse like this.
  2. KOUFAX0000

    KOUFAX0000 DSP Legend Damned

    Joined:
    Jul 2013
    Messages:
    6,345
    Likes Received:
    2,557
    Trophy Points:
    173
  3. rube

    rube DSP Legend Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Nov 2011
    Messages:
    12,602
    Likes Received:
    6,169
    Trophy Points:
    198
    Utley took a big hit to his reputation with that big hit he gave out in the playoffs.
    Maybe we just paying the dude for taking one for the team.
     
    CapnTreee likes this.
  4. KOUFAX0000

    KOUFAX0000 DSP Legend Damned

    Joined:
    Jul 2013
    Messages:
    6,345
    Likes Received:
    2,557
    Trophy Points:
    173

    But there were other options
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]
     
  5. rube

    rube DSP Legend Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Nov 2011
    Messages:
    12,602
    Likes Received:
    6,169
    Trophy Points:
    198
    With deals like this they could keep propping up Turners/Kikes/Howies and the like at 2B and use Micah as trade bait.
     
  6. rube

    rube DSP Legend Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Nov 2011
    Messages:
    12,602
    Likes Received:
    6,169
    Trophy Points:
    198
    Vs RHP
    2B Kendrick
    RF Puig
    3B Turner
    1B Gonzalez
    LF Ethier
    SS Seager
    CF Pederson
    C Grandal

    Vs LHP
    LF Hernandez
    RF Puig
    SS Seager
    1B Gonzalez
    2B Kendrick
    3B Turner
    CF Pederson
    C Ellis

    Truth is that we dont have a legit leadoff hitter on our team. Carl Crawford does not count.
    We would hope that Micah Johnson or Tray Thompson turn out to be viable leadoff men.
    In the meantime Kike is versatile and will attack any role you give him with attention and care.
    While Howie is a true pro who can earn his new contract doing whatever it takes to win.
    Kike should not even be involved in the discussions for 2B. Leave that to Howie and Chapman warming the seat for Micah.
    Hopefully Micah can beat both veterans for the starting spot by the end of the year like Corey did last season.
    Howie Kendrick as a veteran pinch hitter and utility man for the rest of his career on reasonable contracts sounds pretty good.
    Other than Ethier in LF Kike is our best option from all of the current dudes.
    Let him platoon with Ethier and also spell Joc and Puig. He should be our 4th OF until we can replace all of them with a legit starting LF.
     
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2016
  7. irish

    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Nov 2011
    Messages:
    47,628
    Likes Received:
    32,428
    Trophy Points:
    278
    • Kendrick, who will average $10MM a year for the next two years, turned down a $15.8MM qualifying offer from the club earlier in the offseason.
    ouch
     
  8. Chiefdodgerslkrs24

    Chiefdodgerslkrs24 Among the Pantheon

    Joined:
    Apr 2014
    Messages:
    17,599
    Likes Received:
    5,293
    Trophy Points:
    208
    He'll see some cleanup action when Turner ain't playing.
     
  9. Chiefdodgerslkrs24

    Chiefdodgerslkrs24 Among the Pantheon

    Joined:
    Apr 2014
    Messages:
    17,599
    Likes Received:
    5,293
    Trophy Points:
    208
    just looking at the 25 man shaping up (at full health)
    Gonzalez, Howie, Seager, Turner, Grandal, Ethier, Puig, Joc, Crawford, Ellis, Utley, SVS, Kike
    Kershaw, Kazmir, Maeda, Anderson, Ryu
    Wood, Blanton, Jansen, Hatcher, Howell, Avilan, Yimi

    No room for Guerrero, so bye felicia. Doesn't seem like their is much room for position player roster flexibility barring injuries and dumping Crawford's ass.
     
  10. Doughty8

    Doughty8 DSP Legend

    Joined:
    Nov 2011
    Messages:
    10,213
    Likes Received:
    4,241
    Trophy Points:
    198
    FO was enamored with the draft pick and who da thunk the price would this affordable back then when Utley was signed. Howies agent and the FO overestimated the market for his services. Utley is cheap so he can be released without much of a hit so I'm not so outraged by having him here. He may even be so bad in the spring that he retires.
     
    BlueMouse likes this.
  11. Bluezoo

    Bluezoo DSP Legend

    Joined:
    Nov 2011
    Messages:
    21,696
    Likes Received:
    15,451
    Trophy Points:
    198
    Beggars can't be choosers...I guess that is what applies here. But who ever figured this is the way it would all turn out?
    I think it is a good solid signing, and as done after no one else, incredibly, seemed to want him...at least not for what he wanted was a win win situation for us, and gives a full measure of competence at 2b, which, no matter what 'depth'charges/mish-mosh were planned to play there, just don't equal HK at this point.
    I do wonder, however, about so many of the "fuck Howie-rather have the draft pick" individuals, are now touting how great it is to have him back.
     
    irish and Doughty8 like this.
  12. Doughty8

    Doughty8 DSP Legend

    Joined:
    Nov 2011
    Messages:
    10,213
    Likes Received:
    4,241
    Trophy Points:
    198
    I wanted to re-sign him all along because he is so very consistent and he wore out that right field line before he got hurt. I also believe if he didn't get hurt the demand for him would have been greater. Can't believe that the Angels didn't sign him back.
     
  13. darth550

    darth550 Baba Yaga

    Joined:
    Nov 2011
    Messages:
    5,457
    Likes Received:
    4,094
    Trophy Points:
    173
    Utley was the Yang to DBB's complacency.
     
    Bluezoo likes this.
  14. Bluezoo

    Bluezoo DSP Legend

    Joined:
    Nov 2011
    Messages:
    21,696
    Likes Received:
    15,451
    Trophy Points:
    198
    I don't get what you mean ,Rube..." a big hit to his reputation"... he was always a...how should I put it diplomatically and reserved...uh...a cheap shot cocksucker from day one. Well known, I think.
    Anyway, I think the Nerds don't reward anybody, per se, for anything they do...heart is a muscle missing from their anatomy. I kinda think if Greinke didn't deserve a reward contract ( no matter what), no one did.
    I think they figure Chase has got a last hurrah in him-- a blaze of glory-- a last gasp, so to speak.
    And for some unknown reason...so do I.
     
    BlueMouse likes this.
  15. Dodgers99

    Dodgers99 DSP Legend

    Joined:
    Nov 2011
    Messages:
    4,119
    Likes Received:
    2,237
    Trophy Points:
    153
    Not saying this has gone on here (it hasn't to my knowledge), but another benefit to this deal is we don't have to deal with people bitching about trading Heaney (who is still relatively unproven) for 1 year of Kendrick, while they completely ignore the contributions of Hatcher/Kike/Barnes.
     
  16. Fall Winslow

    Fall Winslow Back 2 Sleepy

    Joined:
    Sep 2015
    Messages:
    24,934
    Likes Received:
    9,209
    Trophy Points:
    198

    Lol Oh you know it has
     
  17. rube

    rube DSP Legend Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Nov 2011
    Messages:
    12,602
    Likes Received:
    6,169
    Trophy Points:
    198
    Now that Howie is on for another 2 years at bargain price the Dee Gordon trade got a little better
     
    Bluezoo, CapnTreee and blazer5 like this.
  18. LASports96

    LASports96 DSP Legend

    Joined:
    Jun 2013
    Messages:
    9,196
    Likes Received:
    3,512
    Trophy Points:
    173
    vs. RHP preliminary (ideal; probably later in season):

    Pederson CF
    Puig RF
    Gonzalez 1B
    Turner 3B
    Seager SS
    Kendrick 2B
    Grandal C
    Ethier LF
    Pitcher

    vs. LHP preliminary:
    Pederson CF (hoping Joc figures his shit out; if not Kike or Trayce Thompson are good platoon options)
    Puig RF
    Gonzalez 1B
    Turner 3B
    Seager SS
    Kendrick 2B
    Grandal C
    Van Slyke LF
    Pitcher

    either way you order it, there are 8 above average hitters in there every day. looks good.
     
    blazer5 likes this.
  19. LASports96

    LASports96 DSP Legend

    Joined:
    Jun 2013
    Messages:
    9,196
    Likes Received:
    3,512
    Trophy Points:
    173
    I would still like another legit back end reliever type. Not that I don't have some faith in our bullpen, bit because I'm a bit greedy. Maybe that can wait until June or July though I guess.
     
  20. Fall Winslow

    Fall Winslow Back 2 Sleepy

    Joined:
    Sep 2015
    Messages:
    24,934
    Likes Received:
    9,209
    Trophy Points:
    198

    Some saying the Rox made the McGee trade partially because they just plan on flipping him at the deadline...
     

Share This Page