Right now, I trust Yimi Garcia, Pedro Baez, Scott Alexander and Company about as much as I trust a fox to guard the hen house. However, in baseball, many other sports and the stock market, it is best to see what can be, not what is. You don’t buy a stock hoping it will stay where it is. You don’t get a player who already has a high value unless you are willing to overpay. The Dodgers have been connected to several relievers who could be high leverage guys in our bullpen… and there is no question _____________ (you fill in the blank) would help us.
But, do they need to do that? The Dodgers have already gotten Clayton Kershaw, Kenta Maeda and Rich Hill back from the DL. Their absences have stressed the bullpen tremendously and Striker Buehler will be back next week. Next comes Ryu and Urias in August. If Wood and Meada go to the bullpen, it automatically is dramatically better.
Consider this rotation:
- Chargois, Liberatore, Ferguson, Garcia, Goeddel, Hudson, Parades, Stewart, Venditte
Sure, the Dodgers could use a Blake Treinen, but at what cost… and do they really need him? He would be great at the right price…
What will it take?
- It was good to see Turner reach to the “push” on the tag at the plate last night and then have Yasmani shut their mouths right after that.
- I hope Kershaw can give the team 5 or 6 this afternoon.