To no one’s surprise, Mike MacDougal re-signed with the Dodgers, and the complaints have started because he allowed too many inherited runners to score. A 2.04 ERA ain’t what it used to be in the era of WHIP, FIP and ZIP (OK, I just made that last one up). I’m not saying Mac is the second coming, but I am saying he is “depth” and you need a few guys who can fill the gap between the starter and closer – yeah he’s a “middle-man” and he is what he is, If he were better, he’d be a closer. I’ll take him, and maybe he won’t be as good as last year… but he fills a role.
If it’s any consolation, I expect Matt Guerrier to be better in his second season in the NL. He had some person distractions last year. Look for better focus this season.