Because of the talented and crowded pitching staff (8 starters) there is a lot of chatter about Capuano, or the next guy, or the other guy, needing to be traded. It’s just that, chatter. Who gets rid of a big (6’3” 215lb) lefty, who in 2012 had a 3.72 ERA (career low) and 1.220 WHIP (career low), won 12 games, and pitched 198.1 innings?
Especially when you have a Josh Beckett needing to reinvent himself, or a Hyun-Jin Ryu who has yet to prove his worth in MLB. Both pitchers could very well be the third and fourth starters, but why trade Capuano when there are these variables to consider?
Chris Capuano is a good pitcher. He proved it in 2012. Capuano walked 54 batters and had 162 SO. He is a proven product that puts the Dodgers in a better chance to win more games.
That’s what this year is all about. True-Blue fans and the entire Dodger organization are shooting for the World Series. This talk of trading Capuano makes no sense at the beginning of Spring Training.
Stop it. Don Mattingly and company know what they’re doing. The Dodgers have put together a good pitching staff. Capuano makes them even better. He will show himself again to be an asset to the team.
If this is the year the Dodgers win the World Series, Chris Capuano will be one of the reasons why.