I realize that Cole Hamels might well be a Dodger next year and we all know that it's not a good idea to have 4 lefties in the rotation. Therefore, Chris Reed, now at AA Chatanooga, just might be ready to take on big league hitters, and he too is a lefty. "Something has to give", as the saying goes, or to alter that a little, "someone has to go". Will it be Capuano, Lilly, or both, to make room for Hamels and Reed, or do we deal Reed away along with one of those above 2 lefties, do we deal Reed away or keep him in the minors for a time and not sign Hamels?
Zach Lee is a righty, and our #1 prospect, but his progress has stalled. We have a surplus of lefies and obviously, we can't get all of them on our team. We have so many options, but which one???
What do ya'll think?
"THat's why I said he could be in the rotation NEXT YEAR. I'm fully aware he's still learning his craft. Time is on his side. "
Oh, then that's perfectly reasonable then. Seriously? You're thinking Chris Reed in 2013??? Maybe a September call-up in 2013. We're more likely looking at the second half of 2014 or early 2015. He just hasn't thrown enough innings. If he was a relief pitcher, perhaps. But as a starter, they want him to build some strength before expecting him to go out and make 32-34 starts.
The "Dodgers" do not write those reports. Again, how hard are you going to push a guy. This guy wasn't a starter in college and has never thrown 50 innings in a season (maybe in high school, but never afterward.) I can't imagine it would be smart to bring him up in the bigs next year. Best to conserve his innings and think about 2014, at the earliest. Of course, this is assuming her ever makes it to the bigs.
My point is that it is silly to worry about having a spot for him in 2013 (or even 2014 or 2015) at the moment.