After the Dodgers vanquished the Chicago Cubs on the way to their first World Series since 1988, the club’s brain trust was celebrating, not making immediate roster decisions.
But before the club’s 11-1 win over the Cubs that clinched the National League pennant, manager Dave Roberts was asked about slumping outfielder Curtis Granderson and how — if? — he fit into the Dodgers’ plans moving forward.
At the time, Roberts did not want to ponder the prospect of facing another right-handed starting pitcher, not with the Chicago Cubs using left-handed starter Jose Quintana on Thursday and with left-hander Jon Lester in line after that.
But Roberts acknowledged that he would...