With rookie Blake DeWitt looking as if he has solidified his place as the Dodgers' starting third baseman, Andy LaRoche has started playing first base for triple-A Las Vegas as part of a plan to increase the ways he can help the big league club . . .If you're a savvy GM, you'd have to think you could steal LaRoche from the Dodgers at this point, no?
. . . "We're going to move him all over the infield with the anticipation that when he comes up to this level, that if we want to get [starting first baseman James] Loney out of there against a certain left-hander, we can do that," Manager Joe Torre said. "It's just more options for us."
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Great Moments in Prospect Mismanagement
After what seems like years of jerking Andy LaRoche around, the Dodgers are now turning him into a utility guy: