Monday, December 3, 2012

Is Dee Gordon A Shortstop Option For Boston?

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It's painfully obvious that the Red Sox brain trust is not comfortable with handing the starting shortstop job to Jose Iglesias. The slick-field, no-hit youngster has yet to prove that he can maintain an average high enough to justify his defensive prowess. One solution might be another young player—the Dodger's Dee Gordon. Multiple reports suggest that Magic Johnson & Company are shopping Gordon—who will be 25 by the time the season starts. Gordon is not that far removed from being one of the top overall prospects in the game. He slumped badly last year, and—with Hanley Ramirez likely nailing down the shortstop position at Chavez Ravine—Gordon is definitely expendable. In his rookie year, Gordon hit .307 in limited action. On top of everything, Dee is the son of Tom Gordon—who pitched four years in Boston. As ESPN's Gordon Edes points out, this acquisition would open up new creative writing opportunities for Sox fan Stephen King.