Thursday, July 29, 2010

Dodgers acquire Scott Podsednik from Royals

The Dodgers made a move today to improve their depth in the outfield, acquiring speedy Royals outfielder Scott Podsednik.  The Royals received two minor leaguers in the deal:  Catcher Lucas May, and Pitcher Elisaul Pimental.

Podsednik is having another solid year, producing a line of .309/.352/.400, with 5 HR's and 30 steals.  He should give the Dodgers another option at the top of the lineup, and also gives Los Angeles a little more flexibility, while Manny Ramirez recovers from his latest injury.  Scott also has an insanely hot wife.  Yowza!

Lucas May was the Dodgers 17th ranked prospect according to  He has hit pretty well in the minors, but is considered a project on the defensive side.

Elisaul Pimental wasn't ranked as a top prospect in the Dodgers system, although he does have some impressive strikeout numbers in the lower minors.

Mrs. Podsednik.  Lucky Bastard!
Kevin Says:  I like this deal if I'm a Dodgers fan.  Podsednik isn't going to catapult the Dodgers to the NL West lead, but he can be a solid piece of the puzzle.  He can steal bases, hit for average, and play Left and Center field.  He can be a Juan Pierre type of player for Los Angeles.  It also decreases the playing time of Xavier Paul, who has cost the Dodgers a few games with poor defense.  Nice trade overall for the Dodgers.

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