Dodgers Looking To Acquire Starting Pitching

Dodgers GM Ned Colletti said today that he hopes to add a starting pitcher to his club's rotation, writes Ken Gurnick of MLB.com. Colletti didn't specifically name any targets, but said that he's "starting to focus on who" could be available before next month's trade deadline.

"The conversations have picked up a little," Colletti said. "It doesn't seem that anything is really hot. There are six or seven weeks to go [until the trade deadline]. Teams holding on to pitchers, their value won't go down unless they get hurt."

Although they're tied atop their division with a record of 38-28, the Dodgers have been using a pair of rookies in their starting rotation. With John Ely (9.20 ERA in his last three starts) and Carlos Monasterios (7.27 ERA in his last two starts) struggling as of late, starting pitching is becoming an increasing concern for the team.

The Dodgers are expected to be a suitor in the Roy Oswalt and Cliff Lee sweepstakes, though it's unclear if they have the necessary prospects and financial resources to acquire either ace. Pedro Martinez, who wants to pitch for a contender this season, could also be an option for the defending NL West champs.


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50 Comments on "Dodgers Looking To Acquire Starting Pitching"


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5 years 18 days ago

they wont get any of those guys.

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Pavilionbum
5 years 18 days ago

I’m guessing Ben Sheets. Oswalt costs too much money, Lee too much in prospects.

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bleedDODGERblue
5 years 18 days ago

Are we considering the A’s out of it already?
I heard something about the Dodger’s not minding picking up the tab on Oswalt’s salary but not wanting to give up prospects so I’d put my money on Oswalt or Haren considering the Dodger’s have dealt with Arizona as recently as last year in the Garland trade. Probably going to end up with Silva from the Cubs or Duke or Maholm from the Pirates as our trade for an ”ace” though..

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BillB325
5 years 18 days ago

Agreed, being a Cub fan they might give a deal involving Silva and Gorzallaney, if the Dodgers` are willing to give the Cubs some good prospects back.

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bleedDODGERblue
5 years 18 days ago

Silva maybe but I don’t see them giving up more prospects for a 2nd pitcher we don’t need unless one of Ely or Monasterios is included.

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ThinkBlue10
5 years 18 days ago

im sorry i meant to put we dont need silva, we need an ace!

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bleedDODGERblue
5 years 18 days ago

I know we need an ace but this is the same organization who’s big move for a starting pitcher over the offseason was resigning Padilla. I can see them getting a pitcher like silva and calling it their big trade deadline move.

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ThinkBlue10
5 years 18 days ago

we don

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5 years 18 days ago

Cubs have plenty of arms to give to the Dodgers
Zambrano 1 of 4 teams he said he would play for (BOS, NYY, LAD, CHW)
Lilly
Gorzelanny
Silva

They also look to trade Fukudome possibly to a team that needs OF depth. A trade of
Silva
Fukudome
at the deadline would be GREAT.

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bleedDODGERblue
5 years 18 days ago

What do the cubs need?

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5 years 18 days ago

money wise