Kenta Maeda appears close to mastering a changeup, which could help him pitch deeper into games. We will see.
Kenley Jansen did not make his appearance yesterday due to a tight hamstring. Hopefully it’s just tight and not pulled.
The Dodgers have 18 players OPS’ing 1.000 or more. That’s sick! Kyle Farmer leads the way at 1.579.
Toles and Verdugo have shown they belong although Verdugo wil likely go to OKC to play every day.
Trayce Thomposn and Joc Pederson will be playing for new teams by April.
Daniel Colome would look nice in Blue. Could we pry him loose with Rios, Pederson, Thompson and Dustin May or would we have to throw in Santana or Alvarez? Could the Rays be interested in Matt Beaty? Would Will Smith get the job done? It is not like FAZ to trade for a reliever like that, however.
JT Chargois could be that 8th inning guy… if he stays healthy. That was the book on Morrow too.
The team may break camp without Ryu or Buehler. They might be able to go with 4 starters in April due to 5 off days. Ryu and Buehler could stay in extended spring training. Ryu is working on a new curve and Buehler is just being brought along slowly.
Solono looks like a capable backup.
Is Tony Cingrani still evolving into a lockdown reliever?
Ross Stripling is quietly haveing a very solid, if not spectacular spring.
Can Pat Vinditte really make the team? It’s starting to look like he is a viable option and not a “freakshow.”
Liberatore has looked good, save one bad pitch.
Brian and Moran and Corey Copping are in the running for a roster spot…. so is Justin DeFractus. These last 2-1/2 weeks are going to be interesting.
The one thing that could change a whole season is if The Bison returns to lead the heard. Yeah, it may not be likely… but it’s possible. That’s why they are keeping him (that, and no one else wants him – and he knows that which is string motivation) and that’s why they play the games.
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