“The Dodgers will bring Joc Pederson up when they think he’s ready.”
That echos what many said about Puig last year after hitting .500 in Spring Training. He was ready. So is Pederson – he can’t learn any more there. He needs to see real curve balls, not PCL curve balls. He can’t grow anything there but bad habits, like lengthening his swing which increases his strikeouts (Yikes, he has already done that).
If the Dodger brass REALLY knew what they were doing, they would get out of the PCL – after all, money is no object right? Move to the International League where, you can have pitchers hone their skills, not lose their confidence. Move from Albuquerque, where hitters become overconfident and develop bad habits, to the IL and see your farm system get much better, Stan Kasten. I have the perfect place for you – Victory Field, in Indianapolis, which is right between Chattanooga and Midland, Michigan (Great Lakes). Makes perfect sense.
Indianapolis led the minors in attendance and is one of the best facilities in the minors. It’s also a Southwest direct flight away from LA and PHX. So, don’t tell me the Dodgers know best, when they have a AAA team in Albaquacky! Last night in Iowa, Yimi Garcia, Pedro Baez, Paco Rodriguez and Jose Dominguez combined to pitch 4 shutout innings! Good things happen to Dodger pitchers when they don’t have to pitch is Albuquerque. Get a clue guys!
- Josh Beckett sure has been a Godsend, but the pen still loves to put runners on – arsonists all (except Howell).
- FedEx is tearing up AAA – he must be one of those AAAA players. I still have hope for him as a backup.
- Arruebarrena is hitting .350 at AAA – what does that mean?
- Chris Reed – 7 IP/4 H/0 R, but he walked 4
- Corey Seager hit his 13th HR last night (52 RBI) and is hitting .349. The kid has figured out High A Ball. Move him up and let him struggle for a month.
- Scott Elbert -1 IP/2 K’s/0 R – Maholm hears footsteps
- Juan Uribe was 2-4 – he will be activated today or tomorrow. Romak is the likely suspect to be sent down.
- According to Steve Dilbeck of The LA Times, Clayton Kershaw’s No-No was the most dominant of all time… and he has proof! EVER! And he didn’t do it from a 20 inch mound!
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