Logan Forsythe’s former Rays teammates applauded him. Forsythe’s current teammates are giving him similar reactions.
Yasmani Grandal and Corey Seager gave their thoughts on the deal to MLB.com’s Ken Gurnick. Hint: They like Forsythe.
“I love him,” Grandal said. “He hustles, goes 100 percent each day – that’s what I like about him the most. In San Diego, we had a young team, we were just trying to figure out who we were. But you knew who he was, no matter how good he was doing or how bad he was doing, he’s going to hustle 100 percent. Having him back on my team, it’s energizing.”
As Grandal acknowledged, he played two seasons with Forsythe in San Diego. Seager hasn’t played with Forsythe, but he likes what he’s heard.
“I played against him last year and he’s hard-nosed, blue collar, wasn’t flashy but just got the job done,” Seager said. “Hopefully he’ll fit in nice. We needed to fill second base and get a right-handed bat, and he fills both those needs.”
Seager is correct: Forsythe filled the Dodgers’ two biggest holes. Whether or not he fills them adequately is yet to be determined.