Dodgers of the Decade: Right-Handed Reliever

Hong-Chih Kuo with 57%, Joe Beimel with 43%. And one smart-ass who voted for Tom Martin!

Dodgers of the Decade team:
C: Russell Martin (68%)
1B: James Loney (62%)
2B: Jeff Kent (88%)
3B: Adrian Beltre (80%)
SS: Rafael Furcal (87%)
LF: Gary Sheffield (62%)
CF: Matt Kemp (94%)
RF: Shawn Green (79%)
LH starter: Clayton Kershaw (56%)
RH starter: Kevin Brown (42%)
LH reliever: Hong-Chih Kuo (57%)

How about righty relievers? This isn’t exactly a top-shelf group either. Just wait until closer!

Right-Handed Reliever

Giovanni Carrera (429 games, 2001-02, 2004-06)
Dodger stats: 24-11, 3.32 ERA, 121 ERA+, .707 OPS against
WAR: 4.1

Guillermo Mota (232 games, 2002-04, 2009)
Dodger stats: 18-14, 2.79 ERA, 143 ERA+, .612 OPS against
WAR: 3.6

Paul Quantrill (175 games, 2002-03)
Dodger stats: 7-9, 2.22 ERA, 176 ERA+, .620 OPS against
WAR: 3.4

Duaner Sanchez (146 games, 2004-05)
Dodger stats: 7-8, 3.56 ERA, 115 ERA+, .734 OPS against
WAR: 1.1

Matt Herges (134 games, 2000-01)
Dodger stats: 20-11, 3.30 ERA, 127 ERA+, .704 OPS against
WAR: 3.5

Ramon Troncoso (105 games, 2008-09)
Dodger stats: 6-5, 3.21 ERA, 125 ERA+, .688 OPS against
WAR: 1.1

Top three seasons
2.8 WAR Mota, 2003
2.4 WAR Quantrill, 2003
1.9 WAR Mota, 2004

In retrospect, that’s not really a great group. Is Giovanni Carrera really the best Dodger righty reliever of the decade? Can we really vote for Guillermo Mota after his steroid suspension and how lousy he was for much of his 2009 return?

Gotta pick someone, I suppose: who’s your righty reliever?

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