Brown On Athletics, Dodgers, Brewers

The Athletics, suddenly in contention with a 46-43 record, are one of the few contenders with potential surplus pitching, Yahoo’s Tim Brown writes. They could use production from the left side of their infield and appear to be interested in trading for upgrades. Here’s the latest from Brown, starting in Oakland…

  • The A’s would likely trade 39-year-old right-hander Bartolo Colon if they deal a starter, Brown writes. However, Ken Rosenthal reported today that a deal involving Colon is highly unlikely.
  • Assistant GM David Forst said the A’s aren’t looking to sacrifice a lot in mid-season trades. "We're listening. But we're not looking to significantly change the composition of this team," Forst told Brown.
  • The Dodgers have found trade discussions slow as they look to add starting pitching and corner infield help.
  • The Brewers appear to be seeking Major League pitching for Aramis Ramirez, Brown writes. Brown reported last week that the Dodgers are eyeing the veteran third baseman.
  • The White Sox, Angels, Rangers, Braves, Orioles, Red Sox, Dodgers, Diamondbacks, Pirates, Cardinals and Tigers are among the teams that are currently seeking starting pitching, Brown writes.

19 Responses to Brown On Athletics, Dodgers, Brewers Leave a Reply

  1. rainyperez 3 years ago

    The Dodgers are complete desperation mode as evidenced by them “looking” to trade for every possible player outside of opposing team’s bat boys. 

    Granted every team is looking for additions but the way I see it are they really legit contenders at this point and can they make a deep playoff run? I mean why sell off the farm for different players when since going 42-25 and are now 48-43. Yes they have missed Kemp and Either but can a rotation that is overachieving minus Kershaw really compete with the best? 

    • Dodgersarelife 3 years ago

      The only reason why you think the Dodgers are in desperation mode is because of the media’s ongoing coverage of their every which move. They are probably inquiring every day of the year. If they were truly in desperation I’m sure they would have made a trade already since we have lost 10.0 games in the standings. 

      -Disgruntled and Heartbroken Dodger Fan.

  2. Dodgersarelife 3 years ago

    Eovaldi for Aramis Rameriz.

  3. they need bats with kemp and either, another sp to go with kershaw and capuano, so i see them going “all in” to try and win that division.  they HAVE money

  4. TommyL 3 years ago

    Dodgers need to focus on 2013 and beyond. 2012 is a lost cause. Way too many holes.

  5. Dylan 3 years ago

    Jimmy to the A’s makes too much sense…

    • Iconoclast17 3 years ago

      Not really. He’s well past his prime and very expensive through 2013. I doubt Rollins would be much more than an out machine until he adjusted to American league pitching at any rate. The A’s already have that in their infield with Inge, Pennington, Hicks, Sogard and Weeks.

      Rollins to the Dodgers makes much more sense, especially from a financial standpoint.

  6. crosby04roy 3 years ago

    aramis ramirez plays for the brewers?

  7. Guest 3 years ago

    Yes, but their farm system is almost as thin as the Giants. They don’t have that many appealing prospects.

  8. thegrayrace 3 years ago

    Which prospects do the Dodgers not want to give up? I can’t imagine they consider any of their prospects untouchable in the right deal. I certainly haven’t read anything to suggest that any Dodger prospect is off limits.

  9. vtadave 3 years ago

    Yep only 14 days left and they haven’t pulled off any deals.  Off with their heads!

  10. Dodgersarelife 3 years ago

    You would want Eovaldi, he will be a stud when his breaking ball matures with him. Only 22, 95-87 mph fastball and has made an excess of 15 stars in the Majors. Now give us your third baseman please :).

  11. rainyperez 3 years ago

    What the heck are the Dodgers going to give to implement any of these trades? Teams want prospects not salary relief unless its a Vernon Wells or Alfonso Soriano.

  12. stl_cards16 3 years ago

    You forgot the the Rangers interested in any big name player available.

  13. Well there is some truth to what Cubs Talk types, but I happen to like Colon and why Cubs has a pick against Red Sox types is beyond me.

    Also, I want to know who is going to be right between Brown and Rosenthal about Colon

  14. sherrilltradedooverexperience 3 years ago

    you are correct, even Zach Lee has been mentioned as a possibility to be dealt.

  15. MaCmAnSuX 3 years ago

    There might be some truth to what he says, but anyone who types a post claiming the Cubs will acquire two mid level prospects for Carlos Marmol is never going to be taken seriously by me.

  16. only person that looks good from the dodger’s system is Zach Lee, but i’d only take him if he agree’s to QB the Badgers for the next 4 years.

  17. lefty177 3 years ago

    I feel like that would be the 1st ever argument that went this way “No! We want to pay his whole salary!” “No, honestly, take him off out hands, he’s free” “No! We’re paying his salary!”

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