The Los Angeles Dodgers have made another trade, this time they sent Dee Gordon to the Miami Marlins in exchange for Andrew Heaney. The Dodgers also sent Dan Haren to Miami and Enrique Hernandez, Chris Hatcher and Austin Barnes are on their way to LA. Rumor has is that Dan Haren will retire.
Gordon (26) will most likely hit leadoff and play 2B for the Marlins, in a lineup that features Giancarlo Stanton and Christian Yelich. There is a potential for another 90 runs scored and another 60 stolen bases. Gordon saw 650 ABs last season, nearly double his career high, and hit .289 with 24 doubles, 12 triples and 64 stolen bases. His .326 OBP is his biggest flaw as a leadoff hitter.
Miami is waiting on the return of Jose Fernandez to join Jarred Cosart, Henderson Alvarez, Tom Koehler and Nathan Eovaldi in the Marlins rotation.
Heaney will turn 24 in June and Baseball Prospectus ranked him the 30th best prospect in the MLB prior to the 2014 season. He made 5 starts (7 appearances) last season, pitching to a 5.83 ERA. He owns a 2.77 career minor league ERA 47 starts. He was the Marlins 1st pick (9th overall) in the 2012 MLB Draft. He could jump into the back end of the Dodgers rotation that features Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke and Hyun-Jin Ryu.