No reason to doubt Ken Gurnick, the dean of Dodgers beat reporters and one of the best in the business. Dodgers are still denying that it’s done, but again, this is about semantics. To their way of thinking, no deal is “done” until the physical has been passed. Clearly, this deal is done in principle. We even spoke with Blake DeWitt a few minutes ago about what it means for him. True to form, he handled it with class.
“I want to help us win a World Series,” he said. “However I can do that, I will be more than happy to. … He is a great player. If somebody is going to get him, why not us? He is a good player who can help a team win, and that is what we are trying to do here.”
The question team officials will have to ask themselves now — well, not now, but sometime during spring training — is whether a player like DeWitt, a highly regarded prospect, is better off playing every day in Triple-A than sitting around in the majors.