Lineup + Loaiza
Don’t look now, but the Dodgers have won nine of the last 13 games.
It’s a 12:10 game today…anyone starting to feel "sick" at work and needing to go "home?" Just curious.
UPDATE: We just claimed Esteban Loaiza from the A’s. Again, I’m sure Ned and Grady will have their comments shortly but here’s my take, for what it’s worth. Assuming he’s healthy, which is obviously not a definite (but he has thrown two 7.0-inning solid starts this week), he could be a very nice addition down the stretch. And given that we don’t know what Wolf’s status is next year or just how strong Schmidt will be when he comes back, he’s a very good gamble at one-yeare and $6.5 million. I know that sounds crazy but if you think about what’s out there on the free agent market in terms of pitching, it’s extremely thin. Given that, marginal guys could get huge contracts from everyone who needs starting pitching. This guy has won 10 or more games in five of the last six years coming into this year, which has mostly been lost to injury, so he could be a very nice fourth or fifth starter next year. Again, that’s just my two cents as a fan.