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Billingsley sent to the pen

PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 3:14 am
by wrveres
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.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 3:23 am
by PlayingWithFire
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.

Re: Billingsley sent to the pen

PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 3:24 am
by xeifrank
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.

vr, Xei

PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 3:42 am
by PlayingWithFire
He's a long shot but Eric Stults is still in the race

PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 9:24 am
by MotorCityKitties
Does Billingsley have any value as a reliever in deeper holds leagues?

PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 9:37 am
by brock middlebrook
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.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 10:04 am
by Sp_Da_Man
This is a little surprising isn't it?

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

Oh Grady..

PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 11:00 am
by raiders_umpire
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.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 11:04 am
by Yoda
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.