Monday, July 20, 2009

About (Jason) Schmidt

Jason Schmidt (Dodgers) is starting tonight against the Reds, his first since June 16th, 2007. The monster contract he signed before the 2007 season (3 years, $47 million) is almost over, but it is possible that he could be a key component in the postseason this year for the Dodgers. The Dodgers have a comfortable lead in the NL West (7.5 games over the Giants) and don't need him to be an ace right now.

In 2 postseasons with the Giants in 2002-2003, he pitched well, going 3-1 with a 3.06 ERA. He was certainly paid like a big game pitcher by the Dodgers, so it should be interesting to see what happens with him. The Dodgers can take it slowly and see if he has anything left. He could provide a really good veteran presence in their rotation if things work out right.


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