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Postby wrveres » Wed Mar 14, 2007 3:14 am

didn't see this anywhere, but I figured it was news worthy..


VERO BEACH, Fla. -- The crowded field for the Dodgers' fifth starter job was narrowed by one Tuesday when Chad Billingsley was notified he would be pitching out of the bullpen this year.
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Postby PlayingWithFire » Wed Mar 14, 2007 3:23 am

Havok got ahead of you but he didn't post here :-b

Either way, let's give Kuo a chance, if he fails. Billingsley can be in the rotation and stay there instead of having to switch around roles like what the Giants did with Jonathan Sanchez last year. Chances are, one of Lowe/Penny could get traded soon or Wolf would just suck his way out of a rotation and Billingsley would be back in the rotation by mid season if he can find a good k/bb ratio in the majors.
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Re: Billingsley sent to the pen

Postby xeifrank » Wed Mar 14, 2007 3:24 am

wrveres wrote:didn't see this anywhere, but I figured it was news worthy..


VERO BEACH, Fla. -- The crowded field for the Dodgers' fifth starter job was narrowed by one Tuesday when Chad Billingsley was notified he would be pitching out of the bullpen this year.


Well, it's now a three pony race for the 5th starter spot in LA. GuoMania Blog has a pretty good break down on the happenings and who will most likely get the 5th starter spot.

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Postby PlayingWithFire » Wed Mar 14, 2007 3:42 am

He's a long shot but Eric Stults is still in the race
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Postby MotorCityKitties » Wed Mar 14, 2007 9:24 am

Does Billingsley have any value as a reliever in deeper holds leagues?
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Postby brock middlebrook » Wed Mar 14, 2007 9:37 am

The Dodgers have s a pretty deep rotation.

When you have Kuo, Billingsly and an apparently improved Tomko (Hendrickson isn't that good IMO) vying for the 5th spot, that's pretty good.
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Postby Sp_Da_Man » Wed Mar 14, 2007 10:04 am

This is a little surprising isn't it?

Tomko & Hendrickson are terrible. At least Billingsley is young & has some potential and upside.

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Postby raiders_umpire » Wed Mar 14, 2007 11:00 am

Not a bad move by the Dodgers imo. Let Billingsley get into the groove in the pen, and then I imagine he will be in the rotation in a few months ala Liriano of 06.
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Postby Yoda » Wed Mar 14, 2007 11:04 am

I was hoping they would do Kuo/Bills pitching every 5th game. Maybe have one go 4-5 innings and the other finishes.

I don't care how improved Tomko is. He is a terrible pitcher and so is Hendrickson. Also, given Wolf's injury history, I don't think Bills will be in the pen for long.
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Postby deerayfan072 » Wed Mar 14, 2007 11:38 am

Guess i will jut have to hold on and hope
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