Friday, March 28, 2008

Goodbye to Mike Myers

Scratch Mike Myers off the list of potential bullpen members, as he was released by the Dodgers yesterday. He had been battling to be one of the situational lefties behind Joe Beimel.

Largely considered a Joe Torre guy, he really did not do himself any favors this Spring. He finished with the stat line of 0-1, 7.2 IP, 9.39 ERA, 1.79 WHIP, 9 H, 8 ER, 4 BB, 4 K. Giving up more than run per inning was a recipe for disaster.

Since Hong-Chih Kuo is a virtual lock to make the roster, that leaves 2 lefties in the bullpen, assuming that Esteban Loaiza is the 5th starter. Unless they make some sort of move to get somebody else, that could very well be it. I'm not a big believer in the whole "you need lefties to win" debate, since I think that if you can pitch well, it doesn't really matter what arm you throw with. But, even I would admit that only carrying 2 seems thin. Hopefully talent wins over depth here.

Of course, with only 2 lefties, the name Clayton Kershaw is probably being tossed around as we speak. He is a lefty, you know...

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