I think James McDonald and Josh Lindblom will both play a big role with the 2010 Dodgers.
If Hiroki Kuroda can continue to hit 95 MPH on his fastball and mix up his pitches like he has, he will be an All-Star this year.
The Kiddie Corps of Chad and Clayton are starting to hit their stride. I’m liking the Dodgers top 3 starters. You can buy and ace or grow an ace. I prefer the later.
With Padilla likely out until June, John Ely and Carlos Monasterios will each get another start or four.
Charlie Haeger can’t even pitch in a 9-1 blowout? That doesn’t bode well for his future. He is in Joe’s doghouse. Charlie Haeger and Been Sheets have similar ERA’s. I guess I’d rather be Ned Colletti than Billy Beane on that one.
George Sherrill needs another pitching coach. He scares me, but he’s better than he shows.
What’s not to like about Casey Blake? He gets big hits, makes good plays and is a good teammate. He’s hitting .263 with 3 HR, 6 Doubles and 15 RBI, which is 3rd on the team. He’s solid, steady and will benefit if he only has to start 125-130 games, but he can pinch hit in the rest. Casey Blake can play on my team any time.
Have the Dodgers fired Joe Torre yet?
When do Sands and Russell move up? With Lambo in Limbo, Russell should go to AA and Sands to IE.
Somebody told me I was crazy last season when I suggested that Andre Ethier could hit 40 HR. I may be crazy, but he CAN hit 40 HR, like THIS year! No more Mr. Softee.
Speaking of Soft, Andy LaRoche looks “soft” to me. It looks like I was wrong in his evaluation.
Matt Kemp is a streaky hitter. He’ll hit like crazy for 4 or 5 games and then look horrible the next 4 or 5 games. Sooner or later, the bad times will be less and less. I guess the same can be said about Ethier.
Who likes Garrett Anderson over Xavier Paul? No me! Paul has better speed, is better defensively, has a cannon on his shoulder compared to Anderson’s popgun and is hitting better than Anderson. That kind of performance needs to be rewarded. Paul has to stay on the team when Manny is activated. Simple as that. While Paul is not a great CF, he can play there as well, and Anderson can’t.