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From Too Many to Not Enough Arms

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You can never have too much pitching. There are few greater truisms in baseball. Look no further than this year’s Los Angeles Dodgers.

The Dodgers entered the season with six starting pitchers on their major league roster (Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke, Josh Beckett, Hyun-jin Ryu, Chris Capuano and Aaron Harang) and two more on the disabled list (Chad Billingsley and Ted Lilly) on pace to be activated during the season’s opening weeks. That’s eight starting pitchers, a ton of depth in a league in which many teams enter camp with a dearth of options for the fifth spot in their rotation.

So how has that worked out? Well, on April 6, Los Angeles traded Harang, who went 10-10 with a 3.61 ERA for them last year, to the Rockies for veteran catcher Ramon Hernandez. On...

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