Dodgers Would Offer Prospects SS Lee Gordon and RHP Zach Lee For Dickey

An article by posted on December 4, 2012

John Harper of the New York Daily News reports the Dodgers are willing to send shortstop Dee Gordon and right-hander Zach Lee, their No. 1 pitching prospect, to the Mets for R.A. Dickey.

NBC Sports profiles the two players:

Gordon, 24, opened last year as the Dodgers’ shortstop and leadoff hitter, but he struggled and got hurt. He ended up hitting .228/.280/.281 with 32 steals in 303 at-bats. In 2011, he hit .304/.325/.362 with 24 steals in 224 at-bats as a rookie.

Lee, 21, went 6-6 with a 4.39 ERA and a 103/32 K/BB ratio in 121 innings between high-A Rancho Cucamonga (a terrific hitting environment) and Double-A Chattanooga last season. He was the Dodgers’ top pick in the 2010 draft.

Sandy Alderson has said that he is seeking two top prospects in return for Dickey, so this could be in response to that.

However I’m not sure the Mets need another shortstop when they have invested so much in the position in the last two years already via the draft and international free agency. It would be overkill and wouldn’t fill an immediate need.

Come on, Dodgers, you can do better than that. How about you throw in Ethier or Kemp? :-)

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