It takes time to judge trades, right? Can’t get suckered in by early results, either good or bad. Can’t get too excited, too downcast.
Which is different than saying there can’t be early rave reviews.
Right now, the Dodgers’ acquisition of Hanley Ramirez is looking like one very sweet deal; like everything the Dodgers could have hoped it would be to this point, when they sent Nathan Eovaldi and minor leaguer right-hander Scott McGough to the Marlins for Ramirez and left-hander Randy Choate on July 25.
Ramirez has hit .283 since coming to the Dodgers, which is fine, but hardly tells of his impact. In his 38 games with the Dodgers, he has driven in 36 runs. He’s had 10 home runs, double any other Dodger during that span (Andre Ethier has five).
“It’s a hitting park here,” Ramirez said, which might be the first such conclusion regarding Dodger Stadium in its 51 seasons. “I see the ball good here and I’m just happy to be a part of this.”