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As of this writing, Dodgers reliever Will Ohman has not pitched in 8 days.

I can’t find any news of an injury or anything, or any mention of him in the news at all for that matter, and if I didn’t know Joe Torre was the Dodgers manager, I might think he fell into a black hole or something.

But apparently Joe Torre’s legendarily bad bullpen management is only getting more nonsensically rigid as he ages.  Apparently Torre’s conception of Ohman’s role in the pen is so specific that a situation only comes up every two weeks or so.

Torre clearly has no understanding of the need to keep relievers fresh by getting them some work every now and again, even if it is not the exact, perfect, totally conventional situation to use them in.

Meanwhile, he is currently pitching reliever Ramon Troncoso into his 4th inning of work at Coors field.  Sheesh.

3 Responses to “Whatever happened to Will Ohman?”

  1. Unless Ohman or Torre is hiding an injury, this is a real surprise to see Ohman sit. The guy is a nice left handed specialist…nice strikeout rate, limits walks.

    He could be an awesome pitcher if Torre actually utilized him. What a shame.

  2. That sucks pretty hard that Torre isn’t using Ohman. As a Braves fan, I know firsthand about how effective he can be. He’s not a left-handed specialist. He’s a middle reliever that just happens to be left-handed, a key part in a bullpen. I’m not sure how his off-season workouts went, but I’m dissapointed that he’s not back with the Braves.

  3. Will “Bad” Ohman. Was an absolute bum when he pitched for the Cubs.

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