June 23, 2021

Dodgers: Ross Stripling Wanted a Better Shot at Starting Rotation in Spring (Dodgers Nation)


The Dodgers will be without David Price this year, but that’s not much of a worry right now. Ross Stripling will likely step into the rotation in his absence, a position Strip felt he should have had a shot at in spring. 

The Dodgers have enough starting pitching to lose at least five more guys at this point, so Price sitting doesn’t hurt too badly. But Stripling spoke about the opportunity to crack the rotation in a conversation with media on Sunday and brought up an interesting point. In his eyes, he never really got a shot at the rotation during the first rendition of Spring Training. 

I was disappointed at the time because I remember wanting to feel like I had the opportunity to go earn a rotation spot and being told that I was gonna get that opportunity. And Urias was announced the four before we even played a spring game, and then Woody was announced the five a few days later when we were just a few games into Spring Training. And I felt that I really didn’t get a fair shake, I’m trying to earn that spot. And that’s not saying that Julio and Alex don’t deserve it, I mean heck man, we got 7 or 8 guys that…

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