Just for fun, just because it’s the first week of spring games, let’s imagine Seth Rosin continues to throw like he did in the
Which is to say, absolute lights out. The 6-foot-6, 250-pound right-hander threw two scoreless innings Wednesday, five of his six outs coming via strikeout.
OK, so he's not going to keep that up. But for argument's sake, let's say he's at least in the neighborhood. You absolutely have to keep him, right?
Only it's hard to imagine that happening.
Rosin could be the star of spring and still not make the team. He’s a Rule 5 draft pick, meaning he has to be on the 25-man roster the entire season or be offered back to the
And those reliever-hoarding Dodgers are already so packed in the bullpen, they’re looking at sending down young relief stars Paco Rodriguez and
The 25-year-old is in a difficult spot. He could look like the next coming of
The Dodgers normally carry seven relievers and right now their bullpen is flush with
Which would leave Rodriguez and Withrow out, let alone Rosin.
Now Maholm could begin the season on the disabled list if
And that could still leave Rosin in the back of the line. Now maybe he gets lit up in his next three appearances and it never becomes an issue. But if he continues to pitch well and nothing unexpected happens injury-wise, he'll have to be sent back – unless the Dodgers could work out a trade with the Phillies.
Now, the Dodgers will tell you these things have a way of working themselves out, though certainly not always. Last year