View Full Version : NL Dodgers Bats Heating Up?
06-05-2002, 02:27 PM
I have noticed it over the past week but today went and acutally looked. The Dodgers bats seem to be coming alive. The pitching has held them early. Beltre has gone yard 2 days in a row and Karros and Green have 20 and 22 RBI respectively in the last month. Are the Dodgers for real?
06-05-2002, 02:52 PM
I've noticed the same thing and picked up Karros in one league and Jordan in another.
The theory is that Green has put the fear of God in pitchers and is being pitched around. Therefore, Jordan and Karros are seeing more fastballs with Green on base. As for Beltre, being moved down in the order (from 2nd to 6th) seems to have taken some stress off of him and given him more RBI opportunities.
Also, never underestimate the Coors Field Effect (humidor, shumidor) and the D-backs Pitchers Not Named Randy or Curt Effect.
My question is can the Davequis Grissberts platoon in CF keep working as well as it has?
06-05-2002, 11:17 PM
The Dodgers are always going to have to win with good pitching. I think Roberts will be fine. Heck, ship Grissom off as a "proven veteran" for some depth.
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