I believe it was that great baseball sage, Daffy Duck, who said of the Dodgers' bullpen: "What a predicament!"
The Dodgers are flush with relievers. Stocked with veteran arms. Have three former closers backing up
The Dodgers are so completely stacked in the bullpen right now that barring injury, 2013 standouts Paco Rodriguez and
Neither Rodriguez, Rosin, Guerra and Dominguez have given up a run this spring and have combined for 22 strikeouts in 20 innings.
Which makes the predicament …
League showed some signs of getting it back together in the final month (3.68 ERA), but now this spring, with a bullpen overflowing with options, he is again looking lost.
And still owed $17 million over the next two years.
He came in Monday’s 8-8 Dodgers’ tie with the Athletics in the sixth and promptly walked ex-teammate
The Dodgers are going to hang on to him and dispatch all of their strong, young arms? They have 17 million reasons to keep sending him out there and hope he regains the form he displayed in the month of September in 2012 (0.55 ERA, 0.92 WHIP, six saves). That's a crazy amount of money to eat, so chances are he'll remain on the team regardless of his spring, but if he doesn't turn it around early this season, he could force the hand on a team trying to win a World Series. And possibly sooner.