Dodgers Make Big Roster Cuts, Should LA Deal Keibert Ruiz & is Josiah Gray a Future Star?

With opening day inching closer and closer, the Dodgers made their first round of roster cuts this spring training.

LA’s camp is down to 45 players after making 27 roster cuts total with seven players being optioned including Gerardo Carrillo, Andre Jackson, Edwin Uceta, Alex Vesia, Zach Reks, Luke Raley, and Keibert Ruiz, and the rest being re-assigned.

We break down who’s out at Dodgers spring training and what it means for LA’s bullpen. Plus, we discuss Keibert Ruiz’s future with the Dodgers and if it’s time to consider dealing the top catching prospect.



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  1. Gray is definitely a future all-star, probably slots in the starting rotation as a number 2 or 3. Needs to learn to control his pitches but will do so.
    I really hope the Dodgers hang onto Kiebert… I remember when they traded Santana to Cleveland for a third baseman. Santana went on to make that trade look sick. We need so little that trading Ruiz is unnecessary and unwise. I see him as Barnes natural replacement, probably next year. He will hit and another year in the minors will improve both his defense and offense. The Dodgers will need to figure out organizationally what to do with all their abundance…the solution isn’t to trade whatever is currently surplus. Trade only second tier players!!!

  2. No on Keibert. The reason being is simple. Smith may be too good a hitter to remain behind the dish. His bat is elite, hard contact/swing discipline has been top 10 in the league even if the production remains “only” top 50 WAR. He is not a bat you want sitting every few days. DH is coming to the NL sometime and Muncy isn’t signed for the future.

  3. If Jimmy Nelson, by whatever circumstance arising from our surplus of arms, appears unlikely to make the 40-man, how about dealing him to the Angels? He could help the Halos, and otherwise a lot of teams that have been seeing him audition this spring could grab him, and we wouldn’t want the Giants or Padres to do that. That would be the worst. Same scenario could apply to anyone else invited this spring who has looked good and can opt out.

  4. If I was Gray, I would would probably be hoping for a trade. Since adding Bauer, the Dodgers are loaded with starters. It’s going to be tough to break into that rotation.

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