Dodgers, Angels Continue Pursuing Top Arms

The Dodgers are considering trades for Josh Johnson and James Shields since they aren’t making progress with the Cubs regarding a possible Ryan Dempster deal, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports. The Dodgers could check in on Zack Greinke, who will likely be traded this month. However, they view Cliff Lee’s contract as onerous (not that he's available).

The Angels continue to be involved in talks for Greinke, Shields and Johnson, Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com reports. They might like Greinke best, but Shields may be their most realistic target (Ken Rosenthal reported this morning that the Angels believe in Shields at a time that other clubs have doubts about him). The Angels would prefer to acquire a pitcher they can keep beyond 2012, so Shields’ contract options likely appeal to Angels executives. Johnson is also controllable, but the Angels have concerns about his health issues and $13.75MM salary.

The Angels would like to find a taker for Ervin Santana and Vernon Wells, Knobler writes. The team would likely have to absorb salary to move either player.


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20 Comments on "Dodgers, Angels Continue Pursuing Top Arms"


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The_Silver_Stacker
2 years 11 months ago

James Shields would do well in the National League, especially in the West. I know Josh Johnson has flat out better stuff, but he has been injury prone. James Shields I would imagine would cost much less to acquire than J.J.

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Cody
2 years 11 months ago

Totally agree.

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Richard Cleven
2 years 11 months ago

Dodgers won’t pay anybody’s asking price. Your welcome to Shields.

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Johnny JÅime
2 years 11 months ago

The A’s were gonna pick up half of Hanley’s salary, but the dodgrs moved in and paid the whole thing.

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bearseatbeetsbattlestargalatic
2 years 11 months ago

what would the dodgers give up besides prospects for either Johnson or Shields?
Billingsley needs to go in some short of deal, thats for sure.

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Dodgersarelife
2 years 11 months ago

Bills, Gordon, Lee more than enough for ether.

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thegrayrace
2 years 11 months ago

yeah, that’s WAY more than enough. Too much.

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Thurman8er
2 years 11 months ago

I wonder if the whole Kazmir debaucle is in the back of anybody’s mind when it comes to getting Shields?

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jsinclair15
2 years 11 months ago

I was wondering the same thing when I heard about the idea of picking up Shields. Same situation….had a great couple of years, promise and never went beyond that.

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doyers
2 years 11 months ago

james shields would probably cost less then what the marlins are asking for Johnson and he shields might do good in the nl west especially since not many hitters have faced him in national league