What scares me is that Brandon League and Brian Wilson are toast. I know it’s early, but I felt what Brian Wilson accomplished last year was “smoke and mirrors” induced (I know someone will produce some statistics that say otherwise, but he was flat-out lucky at times), and I was against re-signing him… especially at $10 million.
Wilson has lost velocity over his heyday and struggled to hit 91 last night. He snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. That said, you don’t deserve to win when only score one run! So, there’s that.
Ned strikes again! $17 million tied up in scrap heap arms. Bag of hammers dumb! Boy, I hope I am wrong. The thing is – the Dodgers have the arms internally to replace them. I thought it was stupid to re-sign either one, but here we are!
At the very least, this should serve as an example of why it’s such a bad idea to buy arms for the bullpen… especially when you have plenty in your system.
By the way, Yasiel looked focused on the bases and in the field last night – excellent throws to the cutoff man. I hear that he really wants to improve in that area. Good for him! Great for us!