The Los Angeles Dodgers have an incredible amount of decisions to make regarding free agents this winter. One of those decisions will be what to do with starting pitcher Chris Capuano.
The left-hander proved to be a good addition to the team at times over the past two seasons. However, it does not appear there is a spot for him on the Dodgers going forward, and that was made clear when he was left off the National League Championship Series roster.
The fact is Capuano is not someone who is going to blow batters away, although he did strike out at least 162 hitters in two of his last three seasons. He also is not going to put up jaw-dropping numbers. It is true that he has proven to be an efficient pitcher at times who can limit damage, but the reality is he is not someone who fits the mold in Los Angeles.
With that being said, if the Dodgers do decide to keep Capuano it would not be the worst decision in the world. He will come at a cheap price, which is something worth looking into for a backend of the rotation starter.
Obviously, his numbers during the regular season were not anything to write home about. However, he did pitch three scoreless innings and recorded a win in the NLDS. Who knows what would have happened if the Dodgers decided to keep the 35-year-old on the NLCS roster.
In my opinion, Capuano is someone who needs to get a fresh start somewhere else. There are plenty of teams that will be willing to give him a chance in the rotation for a decent price, which is exactly what he wants.