Posted on 20 March 2009.
Here’s a little reminder of what I told you in the recent past:
Feb 14, 2009 – There are other pitchers who could make the team before season’s end this year, including Josh Lindblom, Justin Orenduff and even Victor Garate.
Feb 2, 2009 - Josh Lindblom is another pitcher who could be with the Dodgers in 2009. I think he could close next year, but so far the Dodgers brain trust seems intent on making him a starter. He has exceptional stuff and is ready for prime time. Closer or #4 starter ?
… and I had Josh Lindblom listed as our number 3 prospect!
If he makes the team this year, it will be in the bullpen, but he has the stuff to be very good in that capacity. As I have said time and again, it won’t be Manny that wins it for us, but rather – the kids. Case in point – Look at what Clayton Kershaw did on Thursday. Clayton will be a stud for us this year and now we have Lindblom in Major League Camp. The Dodgers wanted to convert him to a starter, but they have an immediate need in the pen and he can be a very effective reliever RIGHT NOW! Right about now, everyone seems to question our pitching, and I have stopped trying to predict the roster (it’s futile and senseless, and it’s in too much flux), but we just have too many good arms not to have a good staff! Watch Josh Lindblom – he’s the real deal. Vargas looks like… a ’er #5 through 3 tonight…