Dodgers reward Brett Eibner

with his release.  The AAA outfielder was asked to pitch by the Dodgers this summer and did so, eventually blowing out his arm and requiring Tommy John surgery.  Today the Dodger designated him for assignment. They could have put him on the 60 Day Dl, but they choose not to.

I guess to make up for not treating Brett correctly, they decided to reward O’Koyea Dickson for his mediocre season at age 27 in the PCL but bringing him up.   I”m not sure why other than to reward a system soldier.  Dickson is a nice story but hardly anyone who can help the Dodgers in 2017 and didn’t exactly knock the door down in his minor league career to deserve this reward. He hasn’t had an OPS over .800 since his hot April.  He didn’t hit LHP this year. He is a defensive liability at 1st or the outfield. I don’t really get this promotion.  He’s basically a lesser version of Rob Segedin who was also recalled today. Why do they need two Rob Segedin’s?

Split                   PA HR   BA  OBP  SLG   OPS
Total                  458 24 .246 .328 .484  .811
Last 7 days              7  0 .143 .143 .143  .286
Last 28 days            70  2 .254 .329 .381  .710
Last 90 days           252  9 .243 .329 .414  .744
Home 233 14 .284 .373 .572 .946
Away 225 10 .208 .280 .396 .676

vs RHP as RHB 351 21 .256 .342 .529 .871
vs LHP as RHB 107 3 .211 .280 .337 .617

April 81 6 .320 .346 .653 .999
May 116 8 .192 .302 .485 .787
June 94 3 .234 .362 .416 .777
July 90 5 .244 .311 .488 .799
August 77 2 .257 .325 .371 .696

2 outs RISP 84 5 .338 .417 .595 1.011

vs. Younger Pitchers 291 13 .233 .313 .447 .760
vs. Older Pitchers 167 11 .267 .353 .548 .901

Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 9/1/2017.

I guess I’m just annoyed that they didn’t take care of Brett Eibner though I’m not sure what they should have done. Maybe not ask him to pitch to make him more versatile since it may have ended his career, and he at least had a fourth/fifth outfielder career going forward.

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3 Comments

  1. 68elcamino427

    Heh

    The sentiment you expressed ‘re Eibner was my first take the day it was announced that Eibner needed the tj surgery.
    Bummer for him.
    His decision though, AAAA OF or wanna be RP?
    Lots of pitchers wreck their arms.
    Doubtful that he passed on millions of future earnings as a OF.
    Back to the real world for Eibner now …

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  2. 68elcamino427

    Also
    I’m so glad you are running this site.
    The commentariat at the other place continues to devolve.
    This is disheartening for me
    I just do not get how people get off on personal attacks on one another over the internets.

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    • I was surprised someone used the internet asshole label that Eric had pinned on me way back in 2008 or 2009 but some labels you can’t shake which is why people with power should consider their words carefully when using a public forum. I’m certainly gruff, possibly a curmudgeon, like to poke fun at people with no sense of humor, and definitely a few times in the thousands of comments I’ve made an asshole like comment along with one column in particular, but I don’t think that makes me an internet asshole and it has been an annoying label to have to wear since Eric made that comment.

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