The search for a top-line starter
Am I alone in wishing they'd just stand pat? They already have a top-line starter, his name's Kershaw. Sign him long-term, which will already cost plenty, assume Beckett will at least partially recover his groove pitching in Dodger Stadium (he showed signs in '12), figure one of Lilly, Ryu and Billingsley will slot in to your #3 position, then slot the leftovers (including Capuano, who's exceeded expectations so far and been a rare Dodgers pitching bargain) into the 4 & 5 slots.
My bold (if pessimistic) prediction- give over $20 million a year to Grienke (unless it's for two years or less- not bloody likely) and he's going to break down. Grienke history shows he generally stays healthy, but Dodger history shows that the big pitcher contracts almost never work out.
Found in a fortune cookie On Thursday, August 18th, 2005: "Hard words break no bones, Kind words butter no parsnips."
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