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Dodgers Sign Justin Grimm

The Dodgers made an interesting signing to possibly fill their final roster spot vacancy.

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.

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.

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:

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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Written by Daniel Preciado

My name is Daniel Preciado and I am 18 years old. I am a sophomore Sport Analytics and Broadcast Journalism dual major at Syracuse University. When I am not in New York, I live in Whittier, California --- not too far from Chavez Ravine. I am pretty old-school for being an analytics guy and I will always embrace debate. Also, Chase Utley did absolutely nothing wrong.

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  1. Should anyone be surprised at this signing? The answer is NO! I mean leave to that ………FO person above who is great at dumpster diving. IDK what they could have possibly seen from him but besides any shortcomings on this current roster, we are stuck with one of the biggest short comings in all of MLB upstairs in the FO……among many who seem to be not quite accurate when it comes to talent evaluation….

    • You know the saying “they’re a product of their environment,” or when it comes to quarterbacks, they say he’s only good because he’s a product of that system(as in “run-and-shoot,” shotgun-formation or spread-offense). Now pertaining to Friedman, does he still operate as if he’s in Tampa Bay(limited budget)and Not Los Angeles(larger budget), I wonder.

  2. One of the richest teams in baseball always shopping in the scrap pile hoping to find gold. Maybe they saw something that could be “coached up,” but to me, it’s more pathetic cheapness, showing an unwillingness to go for it all. They should be signing Kimbrel to fortify the set-up role and take over closing if Jansen continues to drop off.

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