There was identical sentiment last season, people drafted him late, thought he would be an Ace at Dodger Stadium, as his career #s there had indicated was a good possibility, and then on August 1st his ERA was over 5, was 7 - 10, and 8 of his previous 9 starts were pretty bad. People started dropping him. It had been half a season, after all, you couldn't blame them. Someone earlier said, "That's why you've gotta give these guys time and not give up on them." -- this is always a hindsight move. You hang onto some guys and sometimes they right the ship, but sometimes they just suck all year. The biggest reason he saw a severe drop in ERA the 2nd half of last season was that he got 8 starts against the following teams: Mets, Padres, Natinals, Pirates. He had a rough one vs Washington, and did well against Philly in LA. The beautiful thing is he'll probably get all those teams down the stretch again this year, so even if he's having a rough season, he may be a guy to add come mid-August, depending on what the Dodger schedule looks like.