has a gray Oklahoma Sooners T-shirt that he’s worn since before most players in the Dodgers’ clubhouse reached the major leagues. The shirt dangled limply from a hanger in Wright’s locker the last time he pitched for the Dodgers, in 2014, hanging on by only a few loose threads. Jamey Wright
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San Francisco Giants third baseman holds up three fingers: World Series rings, or contract years he’ll seek in free agency? (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)
The World Series is over
, meaning a total of 121 players became major-league free agents today.
, who seemed destined for a contract extension a year ago, now seems destined to receive a $15.3 million qualifying offer. He headlines the Dodgers’ group of seven free agents, and is the only one with a chance of receiving a qualifying offer. Josh Beckett, Hanley Ramirez , Kevin Correia , Roberto Hernandez , Paul Maholm and Chris Perez are the others. Jamey Wright
Some of the bigger free-agent names you’ll hear discussed this winter: Starting pitchers
, Max Scherzer , Ervin Santana , James Shields , Jake Peavy and Justin Masterson , relievers Jon Lester , Sergio Romo and Andrew Miller , catcher Jason Grilli , first baseman Russell Martin , third basemen Kendrys Morales and Pablo Sandoval , outfielders Chase Headley , Norichika Aoki and Ichiro Suzuki . Michael Morse
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I spoke to , the Dodgers pitcher and former Tampa Bay Ray, for a piece about Andrew Friedman that you’ll read soon. We were talking about Friedman, and the team he would be inheriting, when Wright volunteered a couple thoughts on this Dodgers team and the 2014 season. Jamey Wright
These didn’t really fit with the rest of the Friedman story, so here they are:
“It’s a frustrating team to watch, a blessing and a curse, to have so many former all-stars,” Wright said. “We lose a couple and play awful, then when we won a game the atmosphere was ‘we’re the best team in baseball’ — thinking we had talent and teams were going to roll over and let us beat them.
“I’m still trying to figure out why I’m at home right now and not in San Francisco.”
The Dodgers will carry 12 pitchers and 13 position players on their roster for the National League Division Series against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Among the final cuts were left-hander
, outfielder Paco Rodriguez and infielder Joc Pederson . Darwin Barney
The Dodgers will carry four starting pitchers and eight relievers, including two left-handers:
and Scott Elbert . J.P. Howell
Here is the complete roster:
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Carlos Frias shut out the Washington Nationals for six innings in his first major-league start Wednesday. (Michael Owen Baker/Staff photographer)
Call it rational thought, but when
arrived in the Dodgers’ clubhouse in August, the tendency was to force the rookie pitcher into a limited array of roles.
Emergency spot starter.
Long reliever, preferably during an inconsequential blowout.
That’s what happens to 24-year-old rookies who had never pitched above Double-A baseball prior to the current year, who had an ERA in the fives during his first Triple-A season, right?
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