guerra_sanfran_2013-05-04_2

Javy Guerra And Seth Rosin Head Off Into The Sunset

guerra_sanfran_2013-05-04_2This morning, we wondered how the 25-man roster would come together, if Seth Rosin would stick with the Dodgers, and where exactly Javy Guerra would end up. Now we know about the last two things, though I can’t say I expected to find out about both at the same time:

First things, first: Guerra, who had appeared in 101 games over three years for the Dodgers, somehow saving 21 games his rookie season. (After which, though I can’t find the link right now, I begged the team to trade him while his value was highest, figuring he’d never again come near a season like that. And here we are.) I have to say, while no one batted an eye when he was DFA’d 10 days ago, I am a bit surprised that this ended with a simple waiver claim, rather than a trade for even some sort of menial minor league piece. Not that it really matters, I suppose.

So long Javy. We’ll always have that time you and James Loney photobombed the “Eastbound & Down” party, I guess.

As for Rosin, he quickly became a camp favorite of ours with some nice early appearances, and I’d like to pretend that Dustin & I running into his dad in Arizona didn’t make an impact, but it did. I’m trying to keep on remembering that this is a deep bullpen that a Rule 5 guy was never going to crack, and that he only had a 6.8 K/9 in Double-A last year, and that we forgot about Carlos Monasterios very, very quickly, but I’m still a little disappointed here. Here’s to hoping that he at least gets that big league appearance in Texas (or wherever) that he didn’t get in Australia.

Anyway, the Dodgers now have 39 players on the 40-man, and 27 on the “active” roster. When Jose Dominguez inevitably gets sent down, that will make for 26, and so the only tough decision to be made will be whether Hyun-jin Ryu goes on the disabled list, Brandon League gets left on the side of the highway, or — most likely — Chris Withrow gets sent down.


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Mike wrote daily for over six long years (2007-13) about the Dodgers at Mike Scioscia’s Tragic Illness, which was named 2011′s “Best Sports Blog” by LA Weekly. He can currently be found writing multiple times per week at FanGraphs and ESPN, has been a producer and editor for Sports on Earth, and built The Hardball Times. He lives in New York City and will probably be asleep or on vacation when awesome things happen.


486 comments
BleedBlueCrew1
BleedBlueCrew1

Rosin's 6.8 K/9was as a starter. In spring he got rid of the changeup and was going with more of a fastball slider combo.

capnsparrow
capnsparrow

Now is one of hose time when every Dodger fan should look into the mirror and accept the fact that neither the media nor themselves are important enough to be told the truth 

DINGERS!
DINGERS!

If both URIAS and Zach Lee play in the big leagues this season, it will have been because of the Australia trip

HiiiiEVERYBODY (HiiiiEVERYBODY)
HiiiiEVERYBODY (HiiiiEVERYBODY)

I just saw myself on the news, speaking terrible Spanish, about the Dodger Stadium exits. 

I hope I get discovered and become the face of your favorite TeleNovela.

Haikairu
Haikairu

Is Dustin on drugs right now?

Vin_Skully
Vin_Skully

Haren is going to start and throw a nono

Dustin Nosler
Dustin Nosler moderator

Fuck it, start Zach Lee on Sunday.

Haikairu
Haikairu

PS4 MLB.TV app. Hella 1080p

capnsparrow
capnsparrow

Buster Posey has a hamstring issue did not play today

DINGERS!
DINGERS!

Because we DON'T WANT THE TERRIFYING TRUTH, WE WANT DINGERS!

Dustin Nosler
Dustin Nosler moderator

Forgot to put the sarcasm sign up on my Lee comment.

joelydanger
joelydanger

@Vin_Skully I think people are going to be very pleasantly surprised with Haren this year. I know I'm excited.

Vin_Skully
Vin_Skully

As in, we all keep scramming NO! NO!

joelydanger
joelydanger

@Catfishin Doesn't surprise me after the story came out about how much of a cesspool their front office is.

Vin_Skully
Vin_Skully

I know, he will be fine as a 5, but not to replace Kershaw on national TV.

Dustin Nosler
Dustin Nosler moderator

I have no idea what you're talking about.

(I'm not super srs)

Vin_Skully
Vin_Skully

To be fair, all of his toenails were gross.

capnsparrow
capnsparrow

@Catfishin @capnsparrow  Thats great Kyle I have been high as a kite on pain pills for 3 days and don't plan on ever working a day for the rest of my life!

DINGERS!
DINGERS!

Yeah, a certain Marlin pitcher never pitched above A ball and he beat out Puig for NL ROY

joelydanger
joelydanger

@Vin_Skully My first thought was that it would be really cool for Ryu to pitch and get some nice national attention that I think he deserves.

DINGERS!
DINGERS!

I'M HOLDING YOU TO YOUR URIAS PREDICTION DUSTIN