Freddy Dolsi? Really?

by billfer on May 3, 2008 · 2 comments

in 2008 Season,Injuries

Freddy Dolsi cr Roger DeWittThe curse of Jason Grilli? A couple days after the Tigers had to clear a spot in the bullpen to make room for Francisco Cruceta the Tigers place Denny Bautista on the DL with the ambiguous shoulder tendinitis. He’s expected to be able to throw again in a week. Just ask Fernando Rodney about those timetables though.

Freddy Dolsi will take his place. If you ask many fans of the Lakeland Flying Tigers they would tell you that Dolsi would fill Grilli’s role in the bullpen nicely. But his numbers at high A weren’t bad last year with a 7.7 K/9 rate and only 17 walks in 51.2 innings as their closer. He has 4 innings of experience above Lakeland though so this is still kind of a surprise despite the favorable impression that Dolsi made in spring training.

Beck’s Blog: Bautista DL’ed, Dolsi called up

 
 

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Jeff M May 4, 2008 at 8:20 am

I guess it goes right with their mantra of valuing talent over experience. Let’s see what the kid has.

Eddie May 4, 2008 at 1:54 pm

I agree. This move is very questionable. If you are going to take a flier on a kid, I’d opt towards Casey Fien. Since the moment they invited him to camp, I’ve gotten the impression that they view Dolsi as potential trade bait if they boost his value some. That could be what’s going on here.

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