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Dodgers Add Claudio Vargas

for insurance.  Vargas  signed a one-year, $400,000 deal with the Dodgers which  includes up to $1.4 million in additional incentives. We will be in a world of hurt if he hits those incentives if they are based on innings pitched.  From my perch he is just filler at this point and replaces Jason Johnson as the guy who gets the call if no one else is left standing.  If Ned envisions him as part of the 25 man roster then we have a problem. In moving from the Brewers to the Mets last year his dominance dropped from 7.2 to 4.9 possibly due to the sore elbow that sidelined him at the end of the year.

Dodger fans may remember him from his days in the 2006 Arizona rotation when he won 12 games with a 4.83 ERA giving him a 98 ERA+. That was his high water mark.