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Dodgers: Will Craig Kimbrel be on the Postseason Roster?

The headline above may be the biggest question mark for the Dodgers as they enter the postseason. Craig Kimbrel has been inconsistent all year long, and has reverted to old habits since the magic of ‘Let It Go’ has run out.

Dodger fans have been pretty outspoken about Kimbrel throughout the season and weren’t shy this time around. They gave their thoughts on the situation, as did the experts here at Dodgers Nation.

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If I’m Dave Roberts, I’m not putting Kimbrel anywhere near that postseason roster. Unless the team has a greater than six run lead, I wouldn’t want him throwing even a single pitch. And at that point, why even keep him on the roster?

The veteran has a 3.95 ERA with 7 losses and 5 blown saves over 60 appearances this year with LA. He walks too many batters and has a career-low 10.4 strikeouts per 9 innings, leaving little value to be had during the most important stretch of the year.

We’ll see how much his experience pitching in the postseason keeps him around, but hopefully Roberts doesn’t give into the sunk-cost fallacy, and cuts ties with Kimbrel before he costs them.

Do you think Kimbrel should be on the postseason roster? And if it’s a different answer, do you think he will be on the roster? Let us know in the comments below!

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Noah Camras

Noah is the Lead Editor for Dodgers Nation. He graduated from USC in 2022 with a B.A. in Journalism and minor in Sports Media Studies. He's been a Dodger fan his whole life, and his all-time favorite Dodgers are Matt Kemp and Russell Martin.


  1. please not on the post season roster! and no I don’t wish Kenley was back. He will implode during the playoffs. Let’s go with the relievers who have delivered for the team.

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