2. Hansel Robles
Speaking of somebody else who hasn’t been relevant for a few years now, Hansel Robles was picked up after being released by the Boston Red Sox this year. After 26 games, a 5.84 ERA and a 1.58 WHIP, that was it for his time in Beantown.
In came the Dodgers to sign him a month ago. He joined Triple-A Oklahoma City on July 26. He started off his tenure giving up seven earned runs on five hits and three walks in just 1.1 innings (two separate outings) before delivering three straight scoreless frames, all in separate games.
But then came his last three games. An improvement but … still not good. Three innings, two earned runs, two hits, two walks and one hit batter on 64 pitches. Not very efficient.
Robles’ last memorable season was in 2019 with the Angels, which was admittedly very good (2.48 ERA, 2.88 FIP, 75 strikeouts in 72.2 innings), but how was that enough to believe he could eventually contribute and eat innings after his Boston tenure? The Dodgers are without a doubt a pitching factory, but some pitchers are beyond repair.
At this rate, Robles seems to be in the same boat as Baez. Just without the injuries, which actually makes the situation worse.