Dodgers’ Veterans Becoming More Familiar With Postseason Roles

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 08: Adrian Gonzalez
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 08: Adrian Gonzalez /
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PHOENIX, AZ – AUGUST 29: Curtis Granderson /

Curtis Granderson

The Granderson Project has been less than flattering. Curtis has posted a nearly laughable .126 batting average since coming to the Dodgers (stats via baseball reference). It is never a good sign to see a veteran struggle, especially when a key reason for acquiring Granderson was to get through the late-season stretch with productive depth and excel in the postseason.

It may have been a shot in the dark to buy into a player like Granderson, but with the struggles of Joc Pederson and Kike Hernandez, Curtis only adds more questions into the October outfield.

The remainder of the games for the regular season might see Granderson taking more at-bats against RHP, for a potential platoon role in the playoffs, or even a pinch-hitting role for RBI spots.

Dave Roberts still seems to have a lot of confidence in him though (Hector Ponce does too) and has given him a steady amount of starts, but it is not out of the question to have his role reduced heavily, and seeing less playing time.