Towards the end of the rumors surrounding Japan pitching sensation Masahiro Tanaka it was obvious that the Los Angeles Dodgers were one of the teams that really could see themselves fitting the fellow for Dodgers blue. When the decision came down and they missed out on Takana, rumors are suggesting now that they will go after Bronson Arroyo or another starting pitcher to fill out their starting staff.
I have some very in depth analytical questions about these rumors: Why? Why on Earth would the Dodgers need another starting pitcher? Do they have one of them scheduled for a 60-day DL trip again this summer? Even then they still have too many. Take a look at this list. Clayton Kershaw, Zach Greinke, Hyun-Jin Ryu, Dan Haren, Josh Beckett and Chad Billingsley are all starting pitchers for the Dodgers.
What is going on with these guys? Do they want to buy up all of the free agent starters so the rest of the league can’t have them? What’s the plan, front office fellows? Are they ever planning to have a spot open to bring up a promising arm from the minors to give them a chance at the majors?
Come on, let someone else sign pitchers. You don’t need top-level MLB free agents to fill out your B-Team starting rotation guys. Give it a rest. You’ve got one of the best top three in the game and a couple of really good veterans after that. Be done with it for goodness sake.