Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Dodgers' Pen Mightier; Than The _____? [S-Word]

rbnlaw's favorite ESPN pundit, Buster Olney, has the Dodgers' 2013 bullpen ranked seventh in the majors (the Giants slot in at number five) (link insider only):

7. Los Angeles Dodgers

J.P. Howell agreed to terms with the Dodgers on Friday, another good piece to an already deep bullpen; the left-hander saw his velocity increase markedly in the 2012 season, in his first full year back from shoulder surgery, to the point that his highest radar gun reading came in his last appearance of the season. Don Mattingly's weapons include Brandon League (who posted a 2.30 ERA for the Dodgers after being acquired from Seattle), Kenley Jansen (99 strikeouts in 65 innings despite some heart issues) and Ronald Belisario.

The force of the pens is strong with the NL West, with the Padres coming in ninth and the Diamondbacks in eleventh ("10a"). I'm still waiting for the top ten on flush-free urinals by MLB club, Buster.


rbnlaw said...

Buster does not use urinals. Just putting that out there.