AdministratorJanuary 5, 2021 at 6:43 pm
Tonight the Dodgers announced that they have re-signed relief pitcher Blake Treinen to a 2 year 17.5 million dollar deal with a team option for a 3rd year. This definitely helps the Dodger’s late-inning relief corps especially with the addition of Knebel earlier this off-season.
This past season Blake Treinen enjoyed a solid year, not his 2018 self but he was serviceable in the bullpen. He had some early season command issues but lowered his walk total from the previous year. In 2019 he walked 5.7 batters per 9 while in 2020 it was down to 2.7. He did have some issues at the end of the year had some bad luck, where he made good pitches but they went for hits that brought home runs. Hopefully, he builds a better rapport with catcher Will Smith cause that would also help Treinen with Smith calling better pitches.
This past season Treinen had a 3.86 ERA in 25 innings pitched but got big outs in the postseason. He only had 22 strikeouts in those 25 innings so going to need the strikeout to get back up to what it is. He’s a sinker, cutter, and slider pitcher. He had the most success early in the season throwing that sinker down in the zone and inducing ground balls.
Does this take the Dodgers out of the Liam Hendriks race? We’ll see but the Dodgers made a solid move to sure up that bullpen some more. I was on board with bringing Treinen back so im glad he is. How do you guys feel about it?
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