Thursday, August 23, 2007

Olmedo Saenz to Have Competition at Post-Game Buffet? Dodgers May Sign David Wells

From "Last gasp for Dodgers? Wells has tentative deal" by Buster Olney at

Left-hander David Wells, released earlier this month by the San Diego Padres, reached a tentative contract agreement with the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday.

It's expected that Wells, 44, will start for Los Angeles against the Mets on Sunday.

Wells was 5-8 with a 5.54 ERA and opponents had a .322 average against him when his hometown Padres designated him for assignment on Aug. 10. Talent evaluators who saw Wells pitch in July and August believe he was having a difficult time maintaining his delivery into the middle innings.

This move has the stench of desperation all over it, but the downside seems minimal given the wretched state of the Dodger rotation. And guess who's currently scheduled to start Sunday? Brett Tomko. Maybe not such a bad idea after all.


Rob said...

Now there's a competition he could win!

Eric Karros said...

Rob are you referring to Wells vs Tomko in the rotation or Wells vs Olmedo at the buffet? In the latter, I give Wells the slight edge.

Eric Karros said...

I guess Wells had the edge in the former matchup as well.