Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Kershaw Ace-iness Confirmed

From "Clayton Kershaw quickly named Dodgers opening-day starter" by Steve Dilbeck at Dodgers Now (LA Times):

Say this about Don Mattingly, when he knows what he wants, he gets to it. Either that or he’s wise enough to get the obvious out of the way in a hurry.

Players had barely completed their first-day greetings at Camelback Ranch spring training camp on Tuesday morning when Mattingly announced Clayton Kershaw would be the Dodgers opening-day starter April 5 in San Diego.

In other developments, Dodgers’ caps will continue to be blue.

UPDATE: From Eric Stephen:

Don Mattingly said Dee Gordon will lead off and Matt Kemp will hit third


Greg Hao said...

Did Mattingley also confirm that Juan Uribe will continue to suck???

Pride of Dong said...

Who will be behind the plate? AJ or Fed Ex?

Greg Hao said...

I think unless the dude with the 70s porn 'stache really blows up during spring training, the plan was always to start with AJ.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

All reports indicate AJ will be the primary catcher, and Traylor will be the backup.

Fed Ex probably starts the year at AAA.

Dusty Baker said...

@Greg H

Yes. When asked my Dylan Hernandez of LA Times, Mattingly was quoted as saying "Oh, yeah. Uribe will continue to suck. I mean, he will suck-diddly-uck. We have him penciled in to suck from the beginning, and we expect that suckage to continue throughout the season. We're really looking for some suck continuity."