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Dodgers News: Frias Gets Crack At Fifth Starter Spot



Few jobs are more dangerous than rotational starter for the Los Angeles Dodgers, it would seem. Anytime a new one is named, we find out that guy tweaks something or other, putting his role in question again.

Carlos Frias hopes to buck that trend, as he’ll be auditioning for the fifth starter job when he starts Friday’s game.


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This, via MLB.com’s Ken Gurnick:

Frias doesn’t feel like a long-term solution in that role, but the Dodgers don’t necessarily need him to be. The first part of this season in the rotation is about filling holes wherever possible. If Frias (whoever survives spring training) does work out in that role for the duration of the season, great. If not (and in all likelihood they won’t), the Dodgers will move onto the next option and try to avoid catastrophe on that fifth game.

Is this the ideal situation? Nope, not remotely so. Is this workable situation? Just barely, and there’s no way of knowing whether it’ll work until we actually see it in place.

If you need anything to put you in a better mood given this situation, let’s check in on the Giants’ rotation, which is supposedly going to launch them into the spot in the division the Dodgers have held the last three years running.

Hope that helps!

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  1. I like his stuff, but question his stamina. He was pretty much  and out last year, and he and Bolsinger both suffer from the big inning blues. Usually the opponent has one big inning against them. More so Frias than Bols. But right now they are running out of options.

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