When the Dodgers picked up reliever Corey Knebel from the Brewers on Wednesday, the hope is that they’re getting the guy that was an All-Star in 2017. But, perhaps more importantly to this team coming off a championship run in 2020 is the quality of person joining the team.
In a recent interview with SportsNet LA, Alanna Rizzo brought up the closeness and the family side of things with these Dodgers. Working around his daughter unexpectedly joining the Zoom chat, Knebel seemed excited to join such a close-knit group.
Dave Roberts called me and told me it’s a really big family-oriented team. And he was asking me about my wife and my daughters and he was saying, ‘that’s perfect! You got two girls, that’s gonna be awesome. You’re going to fit right in.’ I know that makes not only me happy, my wife… it’s gonna help my girls fit in perfectly.
At his peak, the right-hander recorded 55 saves with a 2.54 ERA over two seasons with Milwaukee before blowing out his elbow. So you know the stuff can play up again with the Dodgers. But all the talent in the world isn’t enough to make up for the wrong kind of person joining the team and muddying up the chemistry.
With Corey Knebel, it seems like LA got a good one.
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