Unlike Stults, McDonald would probably head to the bullpen rather than the minor leagues if he drops out of the front five. If that happens, in just a few days we might see the Dodger bullpen become a strength. Consider:I'd actually forgotten about Mota until I read that. Perhaps its that I haven't watched the Dodgers in a few days, or maybe it's not worth remembering a guy who is boasting a 7+ ERA with a WHIP of over 2.00, or who carries a 7:2 walks to K's ratio. Again, I'm not really sure, but it must be one of those reasons.
1) Jonathan Broxton
2) Hong-Chih Kuo -- showing his 2008 form with a 1-2-3 inning last night.
3) A healthy Cory Wade
4) Will Ohman -- solid all year
5) Ramon Troncoso -- ditto
6) Ronald Belisario -- as long as he's not overused
7) James McDonald
Honestly, I really feel that if you accept the occasional failing, that's a bullpen you can have faith in. And Guillermo Mota can mop up ...
Mota has been mediocre for a few years now, but apparently that equates to over $2 million in the Ned Colletti school of business. Man, Jonathan Broxton must be licking his chops.