Let me dispel a rumor: Curtis Granderson will be on the playoff roster. Bet on it! I don’t care if he hits .000 the rest of the way. He will be on it. The playoffs start new season and Grandy will be there. That’s why the Dodgers traded for him in the first place. Also, I think he will be ready!
Here’s what I see in my crystal ball:
It’s pretty nice to have a pitcher like Rich Hill as your Number Four Starter. Last year, he was the Dodger’s Number Two Starter.
This is where it gets tricky. Hyun-Jin Ryu deserves a spot and will get one. So, does Kenta Maeda, and Brock Stewart is very effective out of the bullpen in two inning stints. Then you have Ross Stripling who has been there all year. Of course Brandon Morrow is the 8th inning guy and so he has to be there. Baez will be there like it or not, and then you have the lefties: Watson, Cingrani and Avilan. What about Josh Fields and Edward Parades and Josh Ravin? Here’s my final cut:
- Ryu (L) he’s the long guy
- Stewart (R) – I picked him overt Maeda which is controversial – I just think Stewart is more effective as a reliever
- Stripling (R)
- Morrow (R) 8th inning
- Baez (7th inning)
- Cingrani (LH Specialist)
- Watson (LH Specialist)
- Fields (if healthy)
That mean that Maeda, Avilan, Parades and Ravin don’t make it. That is thirteen (count ’em, 13) Pitchers. I think the Dodgers could take all of them, because of their position flexibility with Barnes, Forsythe, Bellinger, Granderson and Hernandez, but it likely means that either Andre Ethier or Joc Pederson does not make the roster – Neither does A-Gon. Nobody takes 13 pitchers do they? This could be the first time!
Adrian has been hurt all year, so you can’t trust his back in a critical series. Great guy, but you can’t have him on the roster.Here’s the twelve I have:
- Ethier or Pederson – Pick one
That’s my 25, Do you have a better idea?
Today’s Quote of the Day:
I know there are people who believe you should forgive and forget. For the record, I’d like to say I’m a big fan of forgiveness as long as I’m given the opportunity to get even first.” – Sue Grafton