What to do with Dee Gordon, yesterday’s star in the making?
Last season Gordon was expected to the Dodgers’ next great infielder, a budding talent with rare speed.
This season Gordon is already penciled in for triple-A Albuquerque, a byproduct of his disappointing play on the field (18 errors in 79 games) and at the plate (.228 batting, .280 on-base percentage), and the arrival of shortstop Hanley Ramirez.
And really, at this point, that’s a good thing.
He was clearly rushed to the big leagues, the Dodgers falling a little too in love with that .372/.398 September of his in 2011.
But Ramirez, if you assume he stays at short – which apparently we’re supposed to – is under contract again next season, so there is no opening for Gordon in 2014 either.