2012 Dodgers in Review #35: RP Rubby de la Rosa

27.00 ERA 12.09 FIP 0.2 IP 0/0 K/9 27.00 BB/9 0.0 fWAR (inc.)

2012 in brief: Returned from Tommy John surgery to face just four batters before being shut down to be a player to be named later in Adrian Gonzalez deal.

2013 status: Should be in the mix for a big league job with Boston.

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What can I really say about the 20 pitches to four batters Rubby de la Rosa threw against the Giants on August 22 which represented the entirety of his 2012 season? Nothing, really, so I won’t. Well, almost nothing; the picture you see in the card to the right is from that game, and it’s the only time you’ll ever see him wearing #41 as a Dodger, since he was #50 in 2011.

When we look back on the giant trade with Boston someday, it will mainly be judged on how much production Adrian Gonzalez & Carl Crawford (and to a lesser extent, Josh Beckett) brought to Los Angeles. But that won’t be all of it, because not only did the Red Sox unload hundreds of millions of dollars, they picked up two very good pitching prospects in de la Rosa & Allen Webster. And that, really, was always my biggest concern with the deal. Everyone focused on the money and Crawford’s uncertain status, but my argument was that if you’re going to be taking on such massive risk, you probably shouldn’t have been expected to give up two of your best pitching prospects as well. Does anyone really think the Sox wouldn’t have still jumped at the opportunity if, say, Chris Reed & Matt Magill were the prospects? I find it hard to believe they wouldn’t.

That’s not exactly to say I wish the deal hasn’t been done, because as we’ve learned money barely matters to this team and Gonzalez was a badly-needed add to a team which had no first baseman and few options in the market this winter. De la Rosa could potentially turn out to be a star, however, and we’ll all be watching him closely in Boston.

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Next up! Aw, poor John Ely!

 

161 comments
capnsparrow
capnsparrow

So correct me if i'm wrong but I am just thrilled with today's underlying theme! And so to Twitter I say FUCK YOU!

ThtsaPaddlin
ThtsaPaddlin

Let's be honest, his name is NOT pronounced "Ruby."

Dang88
Dang88

Josh Lindblom has been told he's a Ranger. Young to Phils. Zach Gr****e has been informed he is a Dodger.

DBrim
DBrim moderator

I think I'm finally going to see Skyfall today.  All of my friends have seen it already, so I'm going solo.

 

I'm probably going to be the only one in that theater.

Disgruntled Goat
Disgruntled Goat moderator

Free Catheter Samples

 

Look, AdSense, I may not have been feeling great lately but COME ON! 

ThtsaPaddlin
ThtsaPaddlin

 @DBrim My wife and I snuck in to see it in IMAX after buying tickets to see Argo (which started at the same time).

 

After the movie was over, we walked across the hall to see Flight.

 

Oh, and we smuggled in some coffee in her purse.

 

Oh, and we smuggled in Bailey's to pour in our smuggled-in coffee.

 

We do movie night right.

DBrim
DBrim moderator

WTF, there's like 75 people here.

MSTI OG
MSTI OG

Make sure you dont sit next to Matt Kemp he hates that shit

DINGERS!
DINGERS!

@DBrim lots of horrible stuff out. And the Oscar bait movies haven't dropped yet.

capnsparrow
capnsparrow

 @DBrim the enternyet heard that a goat is getting catheterized?

Disgruntled Goat
Disgruntled Goat moderator

 @DBrim (no idea why that idea popped into my head, i don't even like weed)

DINGERS!
DINGERS!

@Disgruntled Goat @VietnamDodger Talk about desperate. Pure salary dump for two bullpen arms. Let those villainous clubs choke on all that dead money.

Dang88
Dang88

@VietnamDodger ohhhhh you said the G word

MSTI OG
MSTI OG

I hated greinke before it was cool

MSTI OG
MSTI OG

Ah man i was all excited.

capnsparrow
capnsparrow

 @Disgruntled Goat  I looked at my Email and of course it was flooded with all the normal twetter stuff but nothing out of the ordinary. And apparently there was a war of words on Dodgers.com I missed and guys were asking why they haven't seen me there in a long time so you can expect some of them to at least check it out over here

DINGERS!
DINGERS!

@Disgruntled Goat @capnsparrow Switch to a stronger password. Include a capital letter and at least one number

MSTI OG
MSTI OG

This is why i pay for my porn

Disgruntled Goat
Disgruntled Goat moderator

 @capnsparrow now it should be cool. 

 

what happened? was it sending DM's to people? this has happened to me, and change of password helped.