Just not a lot! It’s just too small of a sampling, especially this year!
Don Mattingly could have won a lot more games with regulars and major league pitchers, but he has simply used Spring Training as a way to look at a lot of players. Ignore the records. Ignore the averages. I keep hearing that Alex Guerrero will start the season in the minors, but that’s not a given, in my opinion. It does seem logical however, that they will give Dee Gordon and Justin Turner an opportunity at the beginning. Then Guerrero can come up later with less pressure.
This won’t be a long post because I’m in Vegas and what happens here… well you know! Dee Gordon will start at 2B and be the leadoff hitter at the start of the season. Figgins will make the team, as will Turner and Van Slyke. FedEx is the backup catcher. Butera can’t be! No way! Forget it! With the 8 starters, Figgins, Turner, FedEx and Van Slyke make 12 position players. There’s room for one more and that is Mike Baxter. He will break with the team!
I am of the understanding that the Dodgers can carry 3 more players to the land down under, in which case it will b Guerrero and Pederson and maybe a pitcher.
The main question I have is whether Ned has the guts to DFA Brandon League? I mean, what’s wrong with saying “I was a dumba$$ for signing him?”