The truth is, the World Series-or-bust Dodgers need another top-of-the-rotation starter to pair with Clayton Kershaw in the postseason.
Alex Wood has been great this year, but he’s never made a playoff start. Rich Hill is great when healthy, but his blister issues have been persistent for years. Brandon McCarthy and Kenta Maeda are solid starters, but McCarthy has never pitched in the postseason and Maeda has a 6.75 ERA in three career playoff starts without making it past the fourth inning.
The fact that Kershaw will be on the DL for at least a month with lower-back issues only highlights the Dodgers’ need. If they make a move — and they absolutely should — they’re not trading for a back-of-the-rotation type. They’re only going to trade for a pitcher who will start in the postseason.
But Barkley saved his best mewling for the Sixers’ general manager, Gene Shue. When an unnamed team official was quoted in the media questioning Barkley’s desire to win, Barkley assumed it was Shue (who denied it) and unloaded.
Hornets coach Steve Clifford made good points after his team’s we-almost-won-but-not-really loss against the Warriors on Wednesday night. He’s right that fans in Charlotte should expect more from the team than a good effort. After all, the Hornets are (many nights) a good team, and Quality Cheap Jerseys good teams should win most of their games.
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