Jul 272009

The Los Angeles Dodgers could be close to acquiring Orioles closer, George Sherrill. Ed Price tweets that the Dodgers “are hard in on” Sherrill. From the looks of things the Dodgers are very serious about acquiring the Baltimore closer. The Dodgers have been linked to Sherrill for several weeks and they may be close to pulling the trigger. This move would solidify the bullpen and add some depth incase of injuries.

The Orioles have said to be closely watching Scott Elbert. The left-hander has had a high ceiling, but had some injuries that have prevented him from being a big leaguer.

 07/27/2009  Posted by at 6:21 pm Dodgers Rumors No Responses »
Jul 272009

Ken Rosenthal also had another update on the Dodgers this morning. Rosenthal says that the Indians and Dodgers are currently in “serious discussions” about a trade that would send Cliff Lee and Victor Martinez to the Dodgers for a package including either Clayton Kershaw or Chad Billingsley and James Loney. This would be classified as a bonafide blockbuster if a deal is reached. I don’t see Billingsley moved in this deal, but Kershaw is definitely a possibility with the aforementioned names. The Dodgers have seemed to shifted focus to the Indians in hopes of getting a deal done. I will keep you updated.

 07/27/2009  Posted by at 11:30 am Dodgers Rumors No Responses »
Jul 272009

Over the weekend not a whole lot happened as far as rumors are concerned. However there was some random chatter over the weekend worth mentioning so let’s get caught up.

Tomorrow is the Roy Halladay trade deadline, and Ken Rosenthal along with others are saying Halladay will likely stay put. The Dodgers remain interested but the price seems too steep and have turned their attention elsewhere.

With no real progress made on acquiring Halladay. The Dodgers have shifted their focus to Cliff Lee. They are said to be in discussions with GM Mark Shapiro, I will keep you posted.

There were also a quite rumor of a Juan Pierre for Arthur Rhodes trade. This rumor has said to have no truth to it whatsoever. John Fay of the Cincinnati Inquirer has the latest buzz on this rumor. This one just doesn’t make any sense for either team, however Pierre being traded remains a high possibility in the next several days.

 07/27/2009  Posted by at 7:32 am Dodgers Rumors No Responses »
Jul 232009

Update: July 24 1:03pm Ken Gurnick updates us on some comments that GM Ned Colletti made this morning on KABC Radio. Colletti says the Jays want “two or three players off our current club, including a young pitcher, or five or six prospects.” Colletti didn’t mention names, but presumably the young pitcher is either Clayton Kershaw or Chad Billingsley or Jonathan Broxton. I’ve said it again and I will say this over and over again. Colletti will not trade anyone from our starting roster. This would not accomplish anything and would create more holes than it would fill. Five or six prospects? I would need to see some names to make a more educated analysis. However I will take a stab at this and this is purely speculative. Josh Bell, Andrew Lambo, Josh Lindblom, Ethan Martin, Devaris Gordon, and another pitcher is likely the price tag we are looking at. Tough call on this one however if it brings us Doc and a guy like Jason Frasor, my first instinct is to pull the trigger Ned.

With the deadline set by Roy Halladay of July 28th winding down, the Los Angeles Dodgers are the quiet favorite to land the prized pitcher. The LA Times updates on the latest straight from the source, Los Angeles Dodgers GM Ned Colletti knows which of his players the Jays have interest in. The Dodgers have watched Halladay’s last two starts, but reinforced his plans of not including Clayton Kershaw in any deal. No official word on any players named yet except for Josh Bell. Stay tuned as we head into a very busy rumor weekend.

 07/23/2009  Posted by at 7:58 pm Dodgers Rumors No Responses »
Jul 222009

Jason Schmidt is scheduled to start again Sunday after his first win in over two years Tuesday night. The win on Tuesday wasn’t pretty as Schmidt struggled badly in the first inning. The bats came through and was able to pick up the win. His start on Sunday will have a major factor on the moves that Ned Colletti makes the last few days of July.

Manny’s x-rays came back negative and he is listed day to day. He took a 95 mph heater on the hand last night, and left the game early with a sore bruised hand. It looked a lot worse than it ended up being.

The injury to Manny must not be bothering him too much. Manny was held out of the sold out game against the Reds on Manny Bobblehead Night. Manny entered the game in the sixth inning as a pinch hitter with the bases loaded. He took the very first pitch deep into Mannywood for his 21st career grand slam. He now trails all time grand slam leader Lou Gehrig by two. Chad Billingsley was finally able to get his tenth win of the season. The Dodgers are now up 8.5 games over the Colorado Rockies in the NL West.

Ken Rosenthal adds a rumor update to round up today’s around the bases. He says “The Phillies, Rays, Brewers and Dodgers are on still in on Indians ace Cliff Lee, and the Rangers have expressed continued interest” as well. I wonder who will have the higher price tag Cliff Lee or Roy Halladay?

 07/22/2009  Posted by at 10:05 pm Dodgers Rumors No Responses »