Dodgers: With ‘Beaty-ed’ Breath, Awaiting the Coming Roster Crunch
Upon examination of the roster, Beaty actually looks safe. First base is his over Gyorko obviously, and so is left field, where he is currently ranked first on the depth chart.
So if Beaty is safe, who is gone? Negrón?
No, I think he actually should be safe too. Especially if who I think gets cut gets cut.
I think the very first cut will be Kyle Garlick. His bat is less favorable for most matchups, and his defense just would not cut it in October anyways. So consider the most flavorful Dodger off the roster once CT3 and Hernandez return.
One spot down, one to go.
I vote Gyorko. Or at least I did at first glance. Jedd is the least integrated into the Dodgers’ past, present, and future. Plus he’s clearly a power-first, contact, speed and defense second option against lefties only.
But with Tyler White down and out on the IL right now, he is sort of a necessary evil with 20+ homer seasons under his belt.
The best cut to make would be Kris Negron. Even though he makes sense on the team as it stands today, there isn’t a world where the combo of his light bat and solid defense provide more upside than the package presented by either Taylor or Hernandez.