Many arms have rotated through the Dodgers’ bullpen this year. Some have panned out such as Phil Bickford, while others didn’t last long. Shane Greene is looking to be another great pickup by the Dodgers after agreeing to a deal.
Although he has been roughed up for far this year (with Atlanta), the organization must believe they can turn things around for him. He’s shown flashes of pure dominance over his career, especially when he first joined Atlanta and helped solidify their pen during their playoff runs in 2019 and 2020. With closing experience, he can help do the same in LA as they seek to defend their crown.
Even though he hasn’t been with the Dodgers for a very short time so far, he noted how its been an easy transition upon joining the ball club.
“This clubhouse has got a lot of big names in it but very humble players. I feel like a part of the family right away so it’s been really easy, really fast. Looking forward to trying to win a World Series.”
Speaking of a World Series, Shane Greene was part of the Atlanta Braves team who almost knocked the Dodgers out of the playoffs during the 2020 NLCS. Greene only appeared in one game where he threw an inning and allowed one hit. Although he had little impact on the outcome of that series, Greene still didn’t shy away from taking a little joking jab at Dave Roberts.
“I told Doc yesterday, ‘You guys stole a World Series from me last year. I’m looking forward to winning one with you this year.’”
After seizing a 3-1 series lead against the Dodgers, the Braves were unable to close out the series. We all know how the rest turns out. With Shane Greene now on the side of good, hopefully he can become another big piece in a much improved bullpen.
First things first, he’ll need to make his Dodgers debut sometime in the near future.