The Elephant in the 2015 Dodgers’ Clubhouse

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If it hasn’t become apparent to everyone who follows baseball, with a recent sweep of the Los Angeles Dodgers by the Colorado Rockies, there is a elephant in the Dodgers’ clubhouse.  This elephant that not many in Dodger management seem to want to talk about is the Dodgers’ bullpen and good pitchers or lack thereof.   This year the Rockies sweep has kept the Los Angeles Dodgers’ magic number stalled at two, but the bigger problem that needs addressing is why they have struggled at all–since 2014.  To me and other fans, it has been simple to figure out–the Dodger’s pitching, particularly the bullpen, needs fixing.  However, for unknown reasons to us fans, upper management went for supposed hitters (who have also struggled) yet if a team expects to win a tight game it is essential they be able to hold one run games.  So now we are seeing what happens when a baseball teams’ bullpen leaks.  Until the Dodgers get their pitching fixed by adding good, solid  pitchers (starters and relievers), I predict they continue to have trouble winning games–even if it means the need to win one against the last place team.

 

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