Dodgers Interested In Many Pitchers

The Dodgers are interested in a variety of starters and relievers, according to Yahoo’s Tim Brown. They are calling to inquire about Roy Oswalt, Ted Lilly, Dan Haren, Jake Westbrook and Fausto Carmona. At one point, when Josh Byrnes was running the D’Backs, the Dodgers were discussing a deal for Haren, but those talks are no longer active.

The Dodgers have also expressed interest in available Blue Jays relievers such as Kevin Gregg, Scott Downs and Jason Frasor. GM Ned Colletti is attempting to improve his team’s bullpen, since the Dodgers are within striking distance of the NL West lead, though they currently trail the Padres, Rockies and Giants.


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  1. NL_East_Rivalry 5 years ago

    Braves aren’t trading Jair. Dodger’s aren’t trading Kemp… If both teams could swap those players OVER THE WINTER, it would help both teams a lot I think. Probably wont happen at all, but would be an interesting trade. Who adds what?

    • dire straits 5 years ago

      How about Kemp for Tommy?

      • Tommy Hanson’s value is higher than Kemp’s.

      • NL_East_Rivalry 5 years ago

        Kemp is great, young, and cheap… but no where near in regards with Tommy. Tommy G has one of the top 50 spots of Dave Cameron’s Best Trade Value. I could see a Loney + Kemp for Hanson + Freeman, but that doesn’t sound great for either team.

      • Lookouts400 5 years ago

        Why is Kemp on the block? Just to bring pitching help? Seems like a good player, figured they’d want to keep him.

  2. Sniderlover 5 years ago

    Trayvon Robinson for Scott Downs?

  3. Why do Braves fans insist we’re going to trade Kemp to you….it’s all they’ve talked about for the last year

    • NL_East_Rivalry 5 years ago

      Braves have a lot of CFers, but none of them are really any good. Dodger-Braves match up pretty well in trades. Kemp would be near perfect. I forgot it had been annoying and I’m sorry for getting the 1st post. I was just curious as to Dodger’s fans thoughts. Braves do have a lot of arms though. If not Kemp, I’m sure a trade can get done.

      • NL_East_Rivalry 5 years ago

        Also, never said Dodgers would trade Kemp, just trying to put up an interesting idea. Forgot I guess how some fans can be, thinking they can get any player with our farm system.

  4. Guest 5 years ago

    enjoy the nightly kevin gregg sh*tshow, LA

    • DreinLA 5 years ago

      Rather have Downs or Frasor

    • dire straits 5 years ago

      Only if we can give you Dee Gordon to pay for the rest of Gregg’s salary?

      • dodgerjulio 5 years ago

        smh… (It’s possible)

      • Dude!!! Don’t say stuff like that! McCourt might read this and force Colletti to pull this deal.

  5. rzepczynski 5 years ago

    have you guys seen kevin greggs new commercial…
    he is promoting some new apple product
    it is supposed to be the new walkmen
    its called kevin gregg: Iwalkmen

  6. Nate1213 5 years ago

    Dodgers need to be interested in Harang

  7. sportsnut969 5 years ago

    One Stop Shopping

    Jack Westbook, Fausto Carmona, Raffy Perez and Kerry Wood + 5 mill toward Wesbrook and Wood contract to the Dodgers

    for

    Trayvon Robinson, Josh Lindblom, Jerry Sands, Kyle Russell, Brian Cavazos-Galvez, Josh Wall, Kyle Smit

  8. What would the Dodgers have to give up for Shaun Marcum?

    • Sniderlover 5 years ago

      I’m not sure if Dodgers have the right type of prospects Jays would want unless you can magically pull out a solid 3B or OF prospect/young player.

    • HerbertAnchovy 5 years ago

      Vin Scully.

  9. crashcameron 5 years ago

    is Fernando Valenzuela still out there?

  10. crashcameron 5 years ago

    get Kevin Gregg as 8th inning set up. he walks them laoded.
    Broxton comes on, strikes out two on six pitches then gives up the salami.
    it’ll make exciting highlights for Dodgers fans once they get home from leaving after 7.

  11. gigantes2425 5 years ago

    the dodgers want a good arm is like saying my dog wants to drive my truck. it’s not going to happen.

    • ThinkBlue10 5 years ago

      mr. funny guy wanted some likes for his post here.
      And if thats the case then the giants saying they want an impact bat is like the dodgers saying they want a good arm, never gonna happen.

      • gigantes2425 5 years ago

        i said it because the dodgers are still being affected by the divorce.

    • 55saveslives 5 years ago

      I gave you a “like” just because it made dodger fan pissy! LOL

  12. markjsunz 5 years ago

    Every year the Dodgers PR machine plants a story how they came so close to trading for that top notch pitcher only to have the deal fall thru at the last minute. The truth is there is no money for the dodgers to take on big time salarys for even 6 weeks.If the trading team pays 6 weeks worth of salary and trades there best prospect to the team paying the 6 weeks worth of salary then you might have a deal.The dodgers have not signed there Draft picks and within the next year or so this team is going to implode. I would pull the plug on the season, trade Kurodas it is doubtful he will be resigned, and see if you can get some major league ready talent whos salary you can control for several years for Matt Kemp before he pulls a Raul Mondesi and has no value.

  13. Guest 5 years ago

    I think the Dodgers have too many little holes to fill, plus Manny wants to get out of there and DH. Not me saying this, apparently this is what people in baseball are hearing. The Dodgers have some amazing tools for other teams. They could trade a few people now and potentially again in the winter, get out from under some of the salary they have committed, get some great prospects in return. I mean, they have players like Kemp who could bring a healthy return and perhaps take a year or two off while the teams financial condition is cleared up with the divorce. They’ll save a lot of money on Torre retiring after the end of this season. Out of the 15 or so teams that are still in this race, I feel like it would be prudent for the Dodgers and Red Sox most of all, to consider all options btw now and January 1st of 2011. In terms of restructuring the team. Both are very good teams, but both as currently designed, are not built for the post season or are strong contenders in my opinion. I think we are going to see soon, what many of us have been waiting for. Teams reducing payroll, playing the game a little differently, including the Yankees. Pitching has become the new hitting. Teams have shown little willingness in the last 12 months to trade star potential prospects. Outside of Votto, the MVP award may go to a pitcher in the NL this year. Concerning the Yankees, they have some major contracts (wait major players) who are on the verge of retirement or a lowered duty. I can definitely see the Yankee Payroll shrinking to $170mm going into the 2013 season. By then Posada, Pettitte, Perhaps even Jeter and Mo will be retired. Arod’s heavily front loaded contract drops significantly by 2013. Burnett will be in his last year. I just see the landscape of baseball, that is financially, changing over the next season or two. Perhaps teams like the Dodgers and Red Sox should be investing a lot of thought into how they can compete again in 2 years.

    • thegrayrace 5 years ago

      I agree. The Dodgers are quickly dropping out of contention this year, and are unlikely to contend next year with the loss of Kuroda, Padilla and Manny and the further decline of Casey Blake. They should be sellers.

      Kuroda could bring back a decent return, maybe from the Phillies or Cardinals.

      Furcal has been on fire this season, injuries aside, and could be moved for some solid prospects.

      Broxton is a free agent after 2011, a year earlier than the rest of the Dodgers young core. Trade him to a contender needing relief help, he should bring back some top prospects.

      And Kemp, well, I still think trading him could come back to haunt the Dodgers, but they have 5 starters that will be free agents after 2012. Billingsley, Loney, Kemp, Ethier and Martin. They probably only retain 2 of those guys at best. They need to decide who they want to hold on to and trade the others. I’d trade Kemp or Ethier to start, as they’d bring back the best return.

  14. The Dodgers are interested in a variety of starters and relievers…. what can they get for free?

  15. Gumby65 5 years ago

    Kevin Gregg would fit in perfectly on the (current) Dodgers… And that’s not a compliment. He’s on the wrong end of a highlight every time I tune into Quick Pitch.

  16. Gumby65 5 years ago

    Only ONE person can save this team in the long run—-Solidify the rotation, improve the middle bullpen crew, generate excitement and ensure that 56,000 seats are filled in Chavez Ravine each nite, yet he NEVER turns up in these rumors and it stupefies me.
    Who? The presiding judge of the McCourt divorce, that’s who. Please Frank & Jamie, piss this guy off again ASAP so we can move on. Thanks.

  17. Sniderlover 5 years ago

    Do we really need more pitchers? Unless he and maybe others are flipped for a 3B or OF?

    BTW, Withrow is getting lit up in AA, his ERA is 5+, and he is almost walking 5 per 9 innings.

  18. hurley55 5 years ago

    Ethan Martin maybe? Steep price for Dodgers but remember they’d have him under control thru 2012.

  19. Doubt it. Would probably start with Sands or Martin.

  20. dodgerjulio 5 years ago

    Unless it’s for a premier starter, the Dodgers will never trade Withrow for a reliever…

  21. Sniderlover 5 years ago

    I was just reporting it… it didn’t mean anything.

    And it’s pretty annoying when people say “you can never have too many pitchers”. Seriously we do have too many pitchers unless we can flip Withrow for another top prospects, I don’t see how he’s much use to us. He’ll have a tough time reaching the big especially with Drabek, Stewart right at his level.

  22. My trade idea earlier was Ethan Martin, Ivan Dejesus jr, Travyon Robinson, and Brett Wallach.

  23. dodgerjulio 5 years ago

    That’s too much..

  24. Actually, not quite when you look at the package. Those prospects are all just as hit or miss as Marcum himself.

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