Olney On Dodgers, Lee, Yankees

One general manager told ESPN.com's Buster Olney that "it's becoming pretty clear" that the Dodgers won't be able to add pitching at the trade deadline. But Ed Price of AOL FanHouse heard from an MLB source that the Dodgers are scouting starters "aggressively" in preparation for possible trades. The Dodgers could use starting pitching given John Ely's last three starts and the injuries to Chad Billingsley and Carlos Monasterios, but executives appear to be divided on their ability to acquire it. Here are the rest of Olney's rumors:

  • Rival teams are waiting for the Mariners to indicate that they're willing to deal Cliff Lee. One GM says it will be "a win for the Mariners" if and when they do trade Lee, since Jack Zduriencik will probably obtain better prospects than the ones he gave up for the left-hander in December.
  • The Yankees are focused on improving their offense right now. Olney wonders if the Yanks could pursue a powerful infielder like Ty Wigginton. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports listed some easier-to-obtain infielders yesterday.


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46 Comments on "Olney On Dodgers, Lee, Yankees"


bbxxj
5 years 1 month ago

Not that I want to trade him because I think he is a solid MLB starter and you can never have too many quality starters, but Kenshin Kawakami could be available in a few weeks if Jurrjens comes back healthy for a few starts and Bobby/Wren decide on Medlen over Kawakami in the rotation. Its also possible we could eat a fair chunk of the 6.77MM is making depending on the quality of the return.

I think Kawakami would fit in nicely in the Dodger’s rotation and may enjoy pitching alongside Kuroda.

TytheSportsGuy
5 years 1 month ago

I say the chances of that are slim unless they eat at least 80% of his salary.

johnwvideo
5 years 1 month ago

why in the world would the Yankees be interested in Wigginton, with Cano and Jeter.

ItsMeG25
5 years 1 month ago

AND hes a right handed Bat off the bench with pop, Why wouldn’t they try to get him if the asking price isn’t to much

ItsMeG25
5 years 1 month ago

AND hes a right handed Bat off the bench with pop, Why wouldn’t they try to get him if the asking price isn’t to much

Jonathan Gallo
5 years 1 month ago

Yanks need a UIF that can play all IF positions….Ramiro Pena makes Jerry Hairston Jr. look like Babe Ruth.

Jonathan Gallo
5 years 1 month ago

Yanks need a UIF that can play all IF positions….Ramiro Pena makes Jerry Hairston Jr. look like Babe Ruth.

ItsMeG25
5 years 1 month ago

^ Thanks You

ItsMeG25
5 years 1 month ago

^ Thanks You

johnwvideo
5 years 1 month ago

he is an EVERYDAY player, have you ever heard of that, he is NOT a bench player !!

johnwvideo
5 years 1 month ago

he is an EVERYDAY player, have you ever heard of that, he is NOT a bench player !!

johnsilver
5 years 1 month ago

Wiggington is a really good all around ball player who can play the OF even in a pinch. he would be the perfect utility guy for a lot of teams, but would Angelos trade him to the Yank’s? Can’t see why not, O’s not going anywhere.

formerdraftpick
5 years 1 month ago

Could or would the Yankees want to obtain Aki from the Pirates. A nice back up for Cano and A-Rod.

Yankees420
5 years 1 month ago

No thank you.

formerdraftpick
5 years 1 month ago

How about David Wright or Youkilis as a backup for A-Rod?

Yankees420
5 years 1 month ago

Really? You have to go to that extreme because I don’t want someone who has posted a slash line of .182/.292/.267 on the year?

Yankees420
5 years 1 month ago

Really? You have to go to that extreme because I don’t want someone who has posted a slash line of .182/.292/.267 on the year?

formerdraftpick
5 years 1 month ago

How about David Wright or Youkilis as a backup for A-Rod?

Yankees420
5 years 1 month ago

No thank you.

formerdraftpick
5 years 1 month ago

Could or would the Yankees want to obtain Aki from the Pirates. A nice back up for Cano and A-Rod.

ItsMeG25
5 years 1 month ago

Formerdraftpick, I don’t think that is an option, Aki is left handed, i think they would want a Wigginton type, that could play everyday if needed and That Right handed bat On the bench

ItsMeG25
5 years 1 month ago

Formerdraftpick, I don’t think that is an option, Aki is left handed, i think they would want a Wigginton type, that could play everyday if needed and That Right handed bat On the bench

5 years 1 month ago

Orioles –
Ty Wigginton
for
Yankees –
Brandon Laird and Pat Venditte

redsandyanksfan
5 years 1 month ago

yeah considering he is one of there top power prospects in the system not named montero for wiggington ? no chance i would give you Venditte and Melcanon maybe?

5 years 1 month ago

Orioles –
Ty Wigginton
for
Yankees –
Brandon Laird and Pat Venditte

yankee234
5 years 1 month ago

if aj pitches like he did last night,i would want the yankees to make a move.but i think he can get back on track and you will see the yankees getting DeJesus

ThinkBlue10
5 years 1 month ago

it is becoming more clear that the dodgers wont make a move at the deadline but theyre scouting starters agressively? that doesn’t make sense to me.

5 years 1 month ago

honestly, the only thing they need is a GOOD bullpen arm.

5 years 1 month ago

honestly, the only thing they need is a GOOD bullpen arm.

ReverendBlack
5 years 1 month ago

What, you don’t like Chan Ho Park? =D

ReverendBlack
5 years 1 month ago

What, you don’t like Chan Ho Park? =D

5 years 1 month ago

does anyone like chan ho park?

5 years 1 month ago

does anyone like chan ho park?

bbxxj
5 years 1 month ago

Ty Wigginton can be an everyday player if something were to go wrong, like say a star second basemen would get injured for instance, but he also is versitile enough to be a good superutility bench player on a contending team with some nagging injury problems to a certain star third basemen.

Why is it so important to make him either an ‘everyday’ or ‘bench’ player when he really is both.

bbxxj
5 years 1 month ago

Ty Wigginton can be an everyday player if something were to go wrong, like say a star second basemen would get injured for instance, but he also is versitile enough to be a good superutility bench player on a contending team with some nagging injury problems to a certain star third basemen.

Why is it so important to make him either an ‘everyday’ or ‘bench’ player when he really is both.

Jonathan Stone
5 years 1 month ago

even Chan Ho Park doesn’t like Chan Ho Park

Jonathan Stone
5 years 1 month ago

even Chan Ho Park doesn’t like Chan Ho Park

ReverendBlack
5 years 1 month ago

Are you kidding? Just about every hitter in the league loves the guy.

ReverendBlack
5 years 1 month ago

Are you kidding? Just about every hitter in the league loves the guy.

johnwvideo
5 years 1 month ago

Good point bbxx, yes that star third basemen just may end up out on the DL due to his hip problems. In that case Ty would be a perfect fit. But on a day to day, he has played regular, its hard for many to switch to the bench, when there used to everyday play. And the use of the word contending team is very important, since he is playing on a team going nowhere.

johnwvideo
5 years 1 month ago

Good point bbxx, yes that star third basemen just may end up out on the DL due to his hip problems. In that case Ty would be a perfect fit. But on a day to day, he has played regular, its hard for many to switch to the bench, when there used to everyday play. And the use of the word contending team is very important, since he is playing on a team going nowhere.

Yankees420
5 years 1 month ago

Plus Wigginton could be slotted in the DH spot on days when Posada is behind the plate, I think that Girardi would be able to find him enough AB’s if he were acquired.

Yankees420
5 years 1 month ago

Plus Wigginton could be slotted in the DH spot on days when Posada is behind the plate, I think that Girardi would be able to find him enough AB’s if he were acquired.

Yankees420
5 years 1 month ago

Except those on his own team. 😛

Yankees420
5 years 1 month ago

Bullpen help yes, that is probably the team’s biggest need. But I don’t think Cashman should try to get both DeJesus and Wigginton, that would just create problems with trying to find AB’s for everyone.

Yankees420
5 years 1 month ago

Yeah Wigginton is more of a 6-7 type of hitter, DeJesus K’s less and has a high OBP, as well as more speed. I just want solid insurance in case A-Rod goes down.