While the starting rotation of the Los Angeles Dodgers was one of the team’s most consistent strengths throughout the regular season, it has quickly become a potential postseason concern as multiple injuries will have at least some kind of impact.
Dustin May will join the Dodgers soon. The right-hander is expected to make his season debut next week against the Marlins. May has been out since early last season with Tommy John surgery.
Part of the reason there wasn’t a tremendous sense of urgency among Dodger fans to trade for Luis Castillo or Pablo Lopez at the trade deadline was due to the players the Dodgers were expecting to return from injury.Continue reading “What Role Will Dustin May Play During 2022 Stretch Run?”
Imagine if you’re a major league manager and your GM tells you there’s an influx of player additions coming in mid-August without even needing to sacrifice any of your organization’s top prospects.
That’s exactly the position the Dodgers are in after standing pat at a busy 2022 tradeline, keeping nearly the entirely of their farm system intact.
As long as we don’t see any more major trades or player acquisitions over the next few days, we can start shaping the picture of how the core of the Dodgers’ roster will look for the first few weeks of the season.
The latest news is that the MLB Players Association rejected the MLB’s attempt to use a federal mediator to end the lockout.
I’m not sure what exactly is going on behind closed doors; but, at this point, it honestly wouldn’t hurt the MLB to live stream the meetings or offer some type of coverage. It’s hard to envision the season starting on time at this point.
Right now, it’s quite hard to talk about anything else in the baseball world due to the lockout, as everything comes back to it.
In my mind, it looks like we’ll get a shortened season for the second time in three years. While it’s probably not going to be 60 games like in 2020, both sides should aim to lose no longer than a month of games at this point.
We’re also not taking in the fact the time players are going to need to prepare, especially when considering how many big names are still on the free agency market.
The Dodgers might be one of those clubs who end up with several key players added before Opening Day, whenever that may be..
Even though the Dodgers have one of the better rosters at the Major league level, their farm system is not to be overlooked. The Dodgers have had one of the best farm systems easily over the last decade in the Majors.
Baseball America has ranked the current Dodgers farm system at No. 8. The Dodgers have parted ways with some prospects in some big trades throughout the last couple of years, but still manage to have a great farm system, with 20-year-old Diego Cartaya leading the current rankings.
Dustin May also looks to be on his way back, as the 24-year-old right-hander had Tommy John surgery last year. Recently, he posted a video on social media of him throwing. As we know due to the lockout, the players can not use the team facilities for rehab or practice.
I really hope MLB can end the lockout soon, for the benefit of everyone. Things are starting to get dicey to the point in which it most certainly will affect the season at least to some degree.
A slumping offense can affect the performance of a team in more ways than one, especially from a psychological angle. On Thursday, we saw the Dodgers push one run across the plate in the opener against the Brewers, spoiling a complete-game effort from starter Trevor Bauer. It wasn’t Bauer’s most brilliant endeavor with regards to strikeouts or runs surrendered, but he gave his club exactly what it needed in terms of bullpen conservation.
In an unfortunate turn of events just hours before Thursday’s season opener, the Dodgers have placed left-handed pitcher Clayton Kershaw on the injured list with back stiffness and have recalled right-handed pitcher Dustin May.
As things were progressing during Spring Training 1.0 earlier in the year, it seemed as if the Dodgers were planning on starting hard-throwing righty Dustin May at Triple-A Oklahoma City in its rotation, at least for the beginning of the season.
Aside from all the opinions about the sign-stealing scandals, there were a few interesting bits of information that came out of Fan Fest this year, specifically one clue on how the Dodgers might use young right-hander Dustin May, at least towards the beginning of the season.