The Hanley Ramirez trade: How does it look so far?

Hanley Ramirez as a Dodger: .354 on-base percentage, .527 slugging in 364 plate appearances. Ramirez, who will turn 30 in December, can become a free agent after the 2014 season, during which he will earn $16 million.

Randy Choate as a Dodger: 4.05 ERA, 24 baserunners against 11 strikeouts in 13 1/3 innings, before becoming a free agent. (With St. Louis this year, Choate has a 2.00 ERA with 19 baserunners against 11 strikeouts in 18 innings, in the first year of a three-year, $7.5 million contract).

Nathan Eovaldi as a Marlin: 3.89 ERA, 117 baserunners against 54 strikeouts in 81 innings (5.4 innings per start). Eovaldi has the second-worst winning percentage (6-15, .286) of any major-leaguer since 1980 with a career ERA below 4.00, ahead of former Mets pitcher Anthony Young. Since making his first major-league appearance of 2013 on June 18, following a bout with right shoulder inflammation, he has three starts with a 2.00 ERA with 17 baserunners against 10 strikeouts in 18 innings and a reportedly improved fastball. Eovaldi is under Marlins control through 2017 and becomes arbitration-eligible after the 2014 season.

Scott McCough as a Marlin: The 23-year-old righty reliever has a 2.22 ERA with 47 baserunners against 41 strikeouts in 44 2/3 innings with Double-A Jacksonville this season.

In short: Everyone seems to be prospering right now, but thanks to Ramirez’s supreme resurgence, Dodger fans have every reason to be pleased with the trade.

Happy Independence Day!

Dodgers at Rockies, 5:10 p.m.

  • Anonymous

    Shades of 2009 Hanley lately. Like

  • Anonymous

    Since I have criticized Ned on here, I should praise him for this one. After all, even a stopped clock is right twice a day.

  • Adam Luther

    Happy Independence Day everyone! Good deal for Han-Ram who if not for Puig might have been NL player of the month???

  • http://www.linkmeister.com/wordpress/ Linkmeister

    When your Hawai’i newspaper’s sports columnist is pushing for Puig to be selected for the ASG should we assume the idea has jumped the shark?

  • Anonymous

    I was thrilled the day this deal went down, and continue to be happy about it. When he’s been healthy, Hanley has been spectacular.

  • Anonymous

    Giants and Reds washed out today.

    • Anonymous

      Unfortunate, I was hoping they’d go 22 innings like that infamous Atlanta game. Still, it’s been a memorable road trip for the Gnats.

      • Anonymous

        Maybe Arizona will go 22 instead (they are half way there)

        • Anonymous

          That wouldn’t hurt, but the Dodgers play in SF tomorrow.

          • Anonymous

            True

  • foul tip
    • Anonymous

      Better than being sent to the cornfield.

  • foul tip

    Just amazing to hear some fans belittle Kemp’s HR. First, he hit one at all, tho he did just miss previous game. Second, it went over 400 feet, right?

    Picky, picky….

    • Anonymous

      I was there, and I thought it was a Coors homer – probably not out anywhere else in the league. Hanley’s shot was an absolute screamer.

  • Anonymous

    I think Ramirez should be moved to first base if he re-signs with Dodgers in 2015.

    With all the outfielders the Dodgers have, might they try to copy what they did with two center fielders in the past by name of Russel and Lopes?

    The trade with Boston will be a good one if the Dodgers can make a good trade for Ethier or Crawford or both should Pederson excel.

    • Anonymous

      1.Adrian Gonzalez is signed through 2018.
      2. no way
      3. no way,they make too much money to make a good trade.

  • Anonymous

    Happy independence day my friends, hope you have a great day whatever you do

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Dylan Hernandez ‏@dylanohernandez 10m

    Yasiel Puig rode a stationary bike. He is now running sprints in the outfield.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    tied in NY…17 blown saves for AZ…going to the 14th

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Dodgers lineup:

    M Ellis 2B

    Puig RF

    Gonzalez 1B

    Ramirez SS

    Ethier LF

    Kemp CF

    Federowicz C

    Punto 3B

    Capuano P

    • Anonymous

      Uribe 0 for 15 vs Chacin

  • Anonymous

    Hamels beat Cole in the Phillies-Pirates game
    Webster (first win) beat Stults; Red Sox vs Padres
    Cruz now 2 for 7 as a NYY

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    ITFDB!!!!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    People in Colorado letting the flag drag across the ground….terrible

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Gonzo!

    Come on Hanley

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Eric Stephen ‏@truebluela 1m

    Hanley Ramirez grounds out in the first, but still above .400 so he gets the Puig treatment too. Hanley is hitting .407/.441/.744

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    windy at coors

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    give away outs

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Dre!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    KEMP!!!!

  • Anonymous

    JACD (Just another Coors dinger).

    • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

      someone at MSTI is asking “Recommendations for seating location at Nationals park and or other endeavors? . . . .Heading there day 1 after the break in 2 weeks”

      • Anonymous

        Need to be careful about some of the weird angles down the lines. When the Bums are in town I spend enough to get near the dugout. A cheaper option is the row of seats above the visitors bullpen (used to watch Brox guzzle Red Bull and Kuo working out).

        • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

          thanks Bob

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Fed!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Nicky!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    terrible bunt

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Eric Stephen ‏@truebluela 1m

    Yasiel Puig strikes out, is hitless in his last 5 at-bats for the first time in his MLB career. Now hitting .432/.458/.730

    • http://www.linkmeister.com/wordpress/ Linkmeister

      Oh noes! He’s slumping! Must be a result of hitting the wall yesterday!

      • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

        he still drove in a run after hitting the wall…I’m surprised it took this long…usually people have an o-fer sooner than a month into their career

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    good inning Cappy!! More runs

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Gonzo! Beats the shift

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Good Eye Hanley!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    dre stung that ball

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    It would be nice for Matty to go for the cycle in Hr’s

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Matty!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Damn Adrian

  • http://www.linkmeister.com/wordpress/ Linkmeister

    Aaaargh. 3 LOB after no outs.

    • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

      6 for the game already

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    DP here

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Nice Nicky!!
    Now turn two

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    matt shying from the wall…I don’t mind

  • foul tip

    Been trying to say that Cap was dong better, that the trend was his friend because something like 4 of his last 6 starts had been good.

    Not the trend of the last 2 games Arrrrgghhhhh………

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Don’t worry Dodger fans…this coors field and only the bottom of the 3rd

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Crocked numbers Please

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Come on Gonzo

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Bob are you around? someone at MSTI is asking “Recommendations for seating location and or other endeavors? . . . .Heading there day 1 after the break in 2 weeks”

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Dre!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Well that was productive
    Why even bring League into the game

    • http://www.linkmeister.com/wordpress/ Linkmeister

      They have to have him find his problems so he can fix them. Better in the sixth inning than the ninth.

      • Anonymous

        plus, he hadn’t been in a game since June, 28

        • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

          I would be happier if he never entered another game for us…He has no confidence or stuff…needs to be fixed but not in game

          • Anonymous

            there is no way to do that in MLB unless an injury is made up

          • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

            exactly…mental injury

          • Anonymous

            never seen that except anxiety with Kuo but that was so much worse-he didn’t know were the ball was going

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Alright nick…Come on Skippy

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    good running Nicky

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Nice Puig!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    GONZO!! Puig!!!

  • Anonymous

    No one runs on our catchers!

    • Anonymous

      Well, at least half of no one.

  • Anonymous

    Between Coors and how we have been hitting…

    • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

      we get CC tomorrow…just wait

      • Anonymous

        Who do we lose though?

  • Anonymous

    Are Rockies announcers correct to pronounce the J in Jhoulys as the j in jump?
    baseball-reference agrees with them; is it because of the h?

    • Anonymous

      Not a name that I have ever heard anywhwere else. Just looking at it, I would pronouce it yo-lease. (because of the h). But I guess they asked him.

      • Anonymous

        TY for the reply

        • Anonymous

          I relate it back to the name Jhonny, which I see in the DR, which is pronouced yo-knee.

  • Anonymous

    terrible pitch

  • Anonymous

    Remember when losing was the norm?

    • Anonymous

      I like winning as the new norm.
      Since this is the place where everyone knows your name . . . “Norm!”

    • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

      I try not to

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    GONZO!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Didn’t we get our back to back off of this guy?

    • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

      No that was Brothers

  • Anonymous

    Drat. But Hanley keeps his streak going.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Night all…got to pack for our trip to Disneyland tomorrow for my son’s 3 year old birthday….got to get up early about 4…going to spend 2 days

    I want to come home to two wins Saturday night…Hold down the fort while I’m gone

    • Anonymous

      Will do, KT!

    • Anonymous

      Say “hi” to Indy.

    • Anonymous

      Still remember fondly my trip to Disneyland in 91′, it’s something special

  • Anonymous

    So it looks like we’ll get a look at old friend Tony Abreu in the Gnats series starting tonight. Yes it’s a small sample size, but so far, so good for Abreu with the Hated Ones :

    18 Games, 50 PA, 11 R, 15 H, 7 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 4 BB, 13 SO, .326 BA, .380 OBP, .967 OPS

    • Anonymous

      There is far more reason to pity the Gnats (and Gnatfans) than there is to hate them.

      • Anonymous

        2 out of the last 3 WS Titles hardly is a cause for pity. And to be truthful – I don’t “hate” the Gnats either – I can definitely say I dislike them, though – hate is a very strong word reserved for things other than sports – I just refer to them as the Hated Ones because it’s one of their monikers. That said, IF any sports team WERE to eventually approach the level of my dislike to warrant the term “hate”, then rest assured – it would be the Gnats.

        • Anonymous

          Disike sounds like it is a matter of preference. Hate better decribes how I feel about the giants because it is a passion. That said, I also realize that this is in the context of a sport.

        • Anonymous

          Gnatfans are bad losers, but they’re even worse winners.

  • Anonymous

    18 hrs between comments from last night ’til today. What is the record?

    • Anonymous

      Ha, I was thinking that as well :)

  • Anonymous
    • Anonymous

      Hate to lose SVS, but DM has gotten used to his versatile vets and his double switches.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Quick check in between activities here at Disneyland…Saw SVS went down and CC isn’t in the lineup…Here’s to a stomping of the Gnats with a huge offensive showing by our boys in blue

  • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

    NPUT