Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Dodger Roster for the 2017 World Series

(graphic via SportsNet LA on twitter)
At long last we have the Dodgers roster for the World Series, and it includes a small surprise. Both Kyle Farmer and Curtis Granderson are off the 2017 World Series roster. So, who will replace them?

As you know, Corey Seager is expected to be back on the field, so he will be one of the new faces in the Dodger dugout. The other player will likely come as a surprise. Dodgers pitcher Brandon McCarthy, who has pitched only six inning since late-July, will join the Dodgers as a reliever. Per JP Hoornstra at the OC Register:
The 6-foot-7 right-hander has been restricted to simulated games and bullpen sessions since the regular season ended, but could become a useful multi-inning option in a best-of-seven series. 
McCarthy, 34, went 6-4 with a 3.98 earned-run average during the regular season. He began the year in the Dodgers’ rotation and posted a 3.84 ERA in 16 starts. But the veteran was never fully healthy, whether it was a right knee injury that caused him to miss a start in July, or a recurring finger blister that caused him to miss all of August and most of September.
Who knows how effective he'll be, but you have to assume the team closely evaluated his bullpen session. Hopefully, he proves to be just as good as Maeda. In other McCarthy news, he has still not responded about his addition to the roster on social media, but did recently have something to say about Chris Taylor on twitter. Check it out below.

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1 comment:

  1. I'm glad Seager is able to play, but as a Mets fan I'm bummed that Grandy won't be playing.


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