In the Dodgers' latest moves Friday, they declined the options on second baseman Chase Utley, reliever Joel Peralta and right-hander Bronson Arroyo.
Arroyo was a no-brainer, Utley pretty much expected and Peralta a moderate surprise.
Peralta will be 40 next March, which doesn’t typically match a team’s bullpen checklist and he had a mostly disappointing 2015 (4.34 ERA, 1.24 WHIP).
But he was effective enough when healthy, well liked in the clubhouse and relatively inexpensive at $2.5 million. For that much money you would have thought they’d at least brought him to camp, and if he did not look like he would make the...