Happy Memorial Day!
First and foremost, I would like to say THANK YOU to all that have served and are serving our country. You are the real heroes that have provided us with true freedom.
Matt Kemp Smoking in Minor League Rehab
In these two games he put up great numbers:
.714 AVG / 2 HR / 5 RBI
Needless to say, Kemp appears to be ready to come off the disabled list and is able to do so as early as Tuesday.
Ted Lilly to DL, Nathan Eovaldi Will Start Tuesday
Earlier this afternoon Ted Lilly has officially been put on the disabled list. Lilly says he’ll resume throwing this Thursday or Friday, but that is not confirmed by the Dodgers.
He’s yet to have an MRI so he’s clearly hoping for the best.
Dodgers Interested In Oswalt?
The fact that the Dodgers had Roy Oswalt try out for them this past Friday indicates that the front office doesn’t share the same positive outlook on Lilly’s injury. The problem with Oswalt is that he wants a prorated 7.5M contract and he still has to go through a spring training, so he’s weeks away from being MLB ready.
It doesn’t help that he desires to play with Phillies or Cardinals (geographical reasons) and that Phillies recent issues with Roy Halladay makes them a little more desperate.
Regardless, the Dodgers are going to be in need of quality pitching. Sure we might go out and trade for one before the deadline, but we have a chance to sign the best available free agent pitcher.
This is something that Ned Colletti needs to step up and push for, and that ultimately I feel new ownership would approve.