How Dodgers Can Fix Yoshi Tsutsugo, How Soon will Cody Bellinger & Zach McKinstry Be Back?

Last week, the Dodgers acquired Japanese slugger Yoshi Tsutsugo from the Tampa Bay Rays for cash considerations and a player to be named later. We break down the signing and what it means for LA. Plus, can the Dodgers fix Yoshi Tsutsugo’s swing and get him back to slugging the way he did when he was one of Nippon Professional Baseball’s biggest stars?

Next, an update on Cody Bellinger and Zach McKinstry and when we can expect them back in the Dodgers lineup.


Let’s face it, if Cody and Zach were healthy, chances are the Dodgers don’t go out and get Tsutsugo. But, if the coaching staff can work its magic as it has in the past, it could be a sneaky great pick up for the stretch run.


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  1. We just don’t know if he can get his power back. It may be that the speed of many MLB pitchers (95-100 mph) is just too much for him to catch up to after seeing devastating breaking pitches.

  2. Just can’t believe this guy was battling cleanup! Doesn’t say much about our lineup. Padres and Giants are now at full strength and it will be hard to get ahead of them.

    1. Our pitching is better and as we get some players back soon, the Dodgers should be good to go. Never doubt the heart of a Champion!

  3. I was just wondering how many of these No-Hitters are really legit this year in comparison to those magical years of the past where there was no such thing as a Shift! That’s the problem! No-hitters and the lack of overall action truly has made baseball somewhat boring. It’s not the so-called modified baseball that’s at fault here. Save Baseball and ban the Shift!!

  4. Yes I agree ban the shift and more importantly get umpires to start calling balls out of the strike zone balls!!

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