Dodgers: Possible Bullpen Targets to Replace Daniel Hudson
The Dodgers bullpen started to come together in May and as the month of June begins they will look to continue their surge towards being a strength rather than the Achilles heel of the 2018 Dodgers.
Ever since the Dodgers swept their doubleheader with the Washington Nationals in mid-May, the bullpen has been creeping back toward being reliable. Kenley Jansen is back to form, Erik Goeddel has been a nice find, Scott Alexander is back on track, and the rest of the bullpen has had their moments. The exception to that has been Daniel Hudson who is now clearly the weakest link in the Dodgers’ bullpen.
Hudson enters Sunday’s game with a 5.68 ERA and despite being able to throw in the mid 90’s, he hasn’t been able to come anything close to the pitcher he once was in Arizona. In only nineteen innings, Hudson has allowed nineteen hits and walked twelve batters. While Pedro Baez continues to be the easy target for fan criticism, Hudson has been even worse than Baez. It’s time for the Dodgers to replace Daniel Hudson and here are some internal and external candidates who could take his spot and help the Dodger bullpen.