The Dodgers made an interesting signing to possibly fill their final roster spot vacancy.
— Mike DiGiovanna (@MikeDiGiovanna) March 24, 2019
Grimm, 30, has 356 career innings under his belt but has never been a reliable source of good performance. He holds a 4.98 career ERA and from 2017 to 2018, a 6.69 ERA and 1.47 WHIP over 73 innings. Subpar to say the least.
Justin Grimm is a legitimate candidate to fill final spot in #Dodgers bullpen, according to Roberts.
— Alanna Rizzo (@alannarizzo) March 24, 2019
The fact that the Dodgers are considering Grimm for length out of the Dodgers’ pen is somewhat unnerving. They recently shipped JT Chargois to minor-league camp and he very well could have been an elite fit in the bullpen.
Dennis Santana and Brock Stewart are also genuine possibilities to fill that final spot as a long reliever and Stewart is not necessarily any better than Grimm.
As Dodgers Nation’s own Blake Williams implies, Grimm is…not good.
— Blake (@BlakeW47) March 24, 2019
The Dodgers are not desperate for pitching and are not necessarily in need of Grimm’s services at the moment, but the front office must have seen something they liked in the 30-year-old outside of the raw data. He seems to have nothing that sticks out in his repertoire as an above average pitch.
Dave Roberts was able to give some insight on what the organization views him as:
#Dodgers Dave Roberts on Grimm: “Obviously he’s not a length option so we’re still figuring that last piece out.”
— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) March 24, 2019
The season is approaching fast and a decision on the final roster spot may come down to the wire. Although Grimm presents another option for that spot, he does not appear to be a very viable one at this point in time.
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