With David Price revealing his willingness to pitch in relief, the Dodgers and manager Dave Roberts received an unexpected gift. After adding Trevor Bauer this offseason, LA built a super rotation in an effort to secure back-to-back championships. But with all those arms ready to throw every fifth day, the Dodgers now encounter one of those good-to-have problems.
The guys discuss how Price is the ultimate pro’s pro and attempt to optimize the 8 potential starting pitchers on the staff.
David Price Opens a Huge Window for Dave Roberts
One option: DP in a Josh Hader role. Milwaukee’s ace reliever Hader has been a pinnacle of out-of-the-box relief dominance over the last few seasons. While he’s closed a good amount, his biggest success has been in a multi-inning, shutdown reliever role. Could that be the best option for Price?
Moreover, with Price potentially in a consistent bullpen role, dominant young Dodger arms like Dustin May or Tony Gonsolin would get more opportunity to shine in the rotation. Plus it firmly cements a full-time starting role for the deserving Julio Urias.
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