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Dodgers: Casey Sadler Receives Message From Unexpected Source

Not what you expect every day.

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 15: Casey Sadler #65 of the Los Angeles Dodgers in action against the Philadelphia Phillies during a baseball game at Citizens Bank Park on July 15, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Dodgers relief pitcher Casey Sadler received a pretty cool, if not unexpected video message from Brad Paisley on Monday as the team prepares for the upcoming postseason run.

Paisley, an outspoken Dodgers fan, encouraged Sadler to “go all the way” with the team this October. The country music superstar was joined by Steve Shenbaum of “Game on Nation” for the motivational message.

Paisley has also lent helping hands to Clayton and Ellen Kershaw in various charitable efforts over the world. Moreover, Brad and his wife Kimberly were the recipient of this year’s “Kershaw’s Challenge Impact Award” for their philanthropic efforts.

Sadler’s Time With the Dodgers

Sadler started the season on a minor league deal with the Tampa Bay Rays before being called up in mid-April. The Dodgers, seeking bullpen relief, then traded for him on July 3 after he was DFA’d just a few days before.

Regardless of if he’s on the Dodgers’ soon to be announced playoff roster, Sadler put together a convincing argument for himself during his time on the team.

He finished the season with a 2.33 ERA in 24 appearances and was a much-needed addition to a bullpen that experienced many hardships over the course of the season.

Let us know what you think below! Should Sadler be included in the Dodgers’ playoff roster?

Written by Kellan Grant

I’m currently a junior at Pomona College in Claremont, CA, and I have a passion for sports journalism. I grew up in the LA area and am a diehard fan of the Dodgers, Lakers, Rams, UCLA, Kings. My favorite Dodgers memory was watching Kershaw tear up after the team won the 2017 NLCS and advanced to the World Series for the first time in his career. After college, I plan on either pursuing a career as a sports journalist or working in sports law.

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  1. Better have him on the roster for all 3 rounds. With a weak bullpen there should be no reason to not have him on there

  2. I like Sadler, but there simply isn’t room on the roster given all of the extra starters that will be moved to the bullpen.

    And while he may have a nice E.R.A., the peripheral numbers aren’t good enough- he simply doesn’t strike out enough batters. You can get by with that in the regular season, but in a playoff series against stacked lineups like Houston / Washington / NY, you need to be able avoid contact from the hitters.

  3. I grew up there too. It’s one stop sign. Not even a stop light in Ripley. Good luck and best wishes Casey!

  4. Definitely need Casey!!! He can provide bullpen help. As a Dodger Fan, whatever it takes to win!!!??

  5. That was a really cool move by Brad Paisley. I’m sorry to say I’m not familiar with the gentleman with him. At any rate, this is a VERY tough call with ths roster. I was reading yesterday that the prevailing opinion is Gonsolin will be edged out especially if Kelly if officially healthy. Tough tough decisions. Go Dodgers! #bleedingbluesince62

  6. Casey and family are good kids for starters.
    I have followed them from their time in Bradenton when Casey had no baseball contracts and was working in a vitamin store hoping for an invite to the Pirates spring training. Professionally and personally, they are deserving of the good fortune that has come their way.

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