bcmaiden wrote:Love JDL despite the score. Might be more impressive than Urias at their respective stages. Who knew the Dodger kids were better than Kaz, Norris, Anderson, BMac, etc.? WE DID WE DID WE DID.
The sad part is that someone from the group of Urias, JDL, Stewart, Buehler, Oaks, DeJong and Alvarez will have to go especially with the talk of Hill signing a potential extension and Ryu, Maeda and the Greinke talk. Just seems like almost too many arms even though that is refuted on a daily basis.
Ryu is done. He ain't making it back. I don't buy the Greinke talk actually happening. I see Kershaw opting out soon. Maeda will be here until his arm explodes and the Hill contract won't be long term if made. They need to find trade partners, I pray, for Kaz & BMac then we don't have to dump very many of those kids. Keeping JDL, Urias, Alvarez, & maybe Buehler, because we don't know how good he can be, is the priority.
Until Ryu packs it up and returns for good to Korea, I will figure he will make a comeback. As for Kershaw, while I expect him to opt out, I expect we will give him an even richer contract. I figure two and an option for Hill. As for Maeda, I look to Tanaka and see that he is still hucking it up there with a tear in his UCL so I am not going to write off Maeda because of a "worry" about his elbow. As for Greinke, it would be foolish to not buy what the Snakes are selling at a discount price.
Even if all of these things occur or don't, we still have seven or eight quality arms on the farm who can realistically be called ML starters in potential and last I looked most teams don't need more than five on a daily basis.