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08:16 AM ET 03.11 | Theoretically, the clock is ticking. At some point before turning in their season-opening roster March 31, the Dodgers will have to shoe-horn their eight starting pitchers into a five-man rotation through roster creativity (with moves to the bullpen or DL), attrition (if one or more is injured) or trade. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly seemed to offer the pragmatic answer when he acknowledged that being able to hold on to six of the eight starters when the season starts -- five in the rotation and one in the bullpen -- would "be the best-case scenario for us." ... Dodgers GM Ned Colletti doesn't necessarily agree that one or two of his veteran starters will inevitably have to be traded before rosters are finalized for opening day.

The Orange County Register

Aaron Harang, US Presswire Aaron Harang, US Presswire
March 11, 2013  08:41 AM ET

If you read the whole larticle the Doggers mgr and gm both acknowlege the old axiom: Ya can never have too much pitching.
Colletti does say with an attiude of strength that he will answer any calls and lsite nt oany pitches, (pun intended), however. But the bottom line is he will want a kings ransom, so to speak, in return for any of his arms. And rigthfully so, for he has the surplus and whomever is coming to him is in the beggars seat.

March 11, 2013  08:47 AM ET
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If you read the whole larticle the Doggers mgr and gm both acknowlege the old axiom: Ya can never have too much pitching.

But you can have too much Beckett.

March 11, 2013  09:10 AM ET
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But you can have too much Beckett.

well... then that is just another reason why you need as many arms as possible just in case Beckett sucks.

March 11, 2013  09:39 AM ET
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well... then that is just another reason why you need as many arms as possible just in case Beckett sucks.

Indeed. It's rare that a team doesn't lose a starting pitcher to an injury somewhere along the way.

March 11, 2013  09:46 AM ET
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well... then that is just another reason why you need as many arms as possible just in case Beckett sucks.

In case Beckett sucks? I thought that was a given.

March 11, 2013  04:56 PM ET

the dodgers could and should use some starters as,,,their closers and nothing wrong with that!!!

March 11, 2013  06:18 PM ET

Armed and Ready!!!

March 11, 2013  08:14 PM ET
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In case Beckett sucks? I thought that was a given.

I thought he was good every three to four years?

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March 11, 2013  10:04 PM ET

Go Dodgers!!

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