In previous posts we’ve rationalized the myriad of reasons that this signing is great for the Dodgers, but allow me to summarize:
- Another lefty for the starting rotation
- A mentor for the young pitching staff
- A guy with the potential to eat up a lot of innings (in 2008 he had 33 starts and 190+ innings)
Personally I hope Ned goes out and signs another starter (ala Pedro), but I think that’s just wishful thinking given the handful of tomato cans he’s signed to minor league deals over the past few weeks.
Time to focus on the relief pitching…