Dodgers Seek Starting Pitcher

TUESDAY: The Dodgers continue to work hard to add a starting pitcher, ESPN.com's Buster Olney reports (on Twitter). Olney points out that the Dodgers are willing to take on major salaries and suggests Mark Buehrle could be a possibility.

MONDAY: Eight of the 25 players on the Dodgers’ active roster have been acquired in trades since the end of July and they may not be done dealing yet. The Dodgers are looking for another starting pitcher, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports (Twitter links). However, they aren’t close to any trades and don't expect to be able to acquire an impact starter.

The Dodgers have already traded for two starters since the waiver trade period began in August: Joe Blanton and Josh Beckett. Clayton Kershaw, Aaron Harang and Chris Capuano round out the rotation for the Dodgers, who can only trade for MLB pitchers who have placed on waivers. To this point no available starting pitchers are known to have cleared waivers (Joe Saunders cleared, but was traded over the weekend).

GM Ned Colletti must complete a deal by Friday for an acquisition to be eligible for postseason play. The Dodgers could trade for a starter in September, but he would not be eligible for the postseason should the Dodgers qualify.


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89 Comments on "Dodgers Seek Starting Pitcher"


DerekJeterDan
3 years 3 days ago

Haven’t they done enough?

carlos
3 years 3 days ago

whispers are out billingsley may be tommy john bound

monkeydung
3 years 2 days ago

is this coming from a Yankees fan?

Bye Bye Baby Bonanza
3 years 3 days ago

Dodgers Seek New Team.

j6takish
3 years 3 days ago

Zito is available. If you’re lucky, the Giants might let you pay Huffs contract too

MarinersRoyalsBraves2014
3 years 3 days ago

Roger Clemens

Slopeboy
3 years 3 days ago

All this time, I’ve been saying that Clemens had an ulterior motive for this
‘Fun Return to the mound.’ Now it’s out in the open!

FrnchDp
3 years 3 days ago

Hershiser was saying that he thinks Clemens is doing this to get a start in the ML so that his HOF eligibility is pushed back 5 more yrs and ppl will “forget” about his trial / steroids / etc

IdontknowwhyIpostonforums
3 years 3 days ago

That is actually kind of clever if true. I love Orel, I wish he had bought the Dodgers.

Slopeboy
3 years 3 days ago

He heard from me. I said it last week on one of the threads here. Orel waits with bated breath on every word I speak.

Michael
3 years 3 days ago

What’s he going to do? Pitch this year, then in 2017, then 2022 and so on until everyone forgets or dies?

Slopeboy
3 years 3 days ago

Could happen. Depends on how long the Astros remain awful.

mwagner26
3 years 2 days ago

It makes sense WHY he’s doing it, but it’s a stupid move nonetheless. I think that in a few years, he’d be voted in irregardless.

3 years 2 days ago

Irregardless is not a word. JUST SAY REGARDLESS.

Mike Santos
3 years 3 days ago

Interesting…. Hmmmm : /

ColonelBoston
3 years 3 days ago

Dodgers want starting pitching? Lackey & Cook are available… They can also rent Dice-K for a month…

chicothekid
3 years 3 days ago

Johan Santana is available, he won’t be playing til next year, and he’s massively overpaid. That’s right up the Dodgers alley, right?

AlKelz
3 years 3 days ago

Dodger blue is giving way to Dodger green 😉

Lefty_Orioles_Fan
Lefty_Orioles_Fan
3 years 3 days ago

If the Dodgers acquire not only a starting pitcher and that pitcher comes from an “American League” Team, especially one from the American League East.
Namely, ahem cough, Aaron Cook, I will not be happy.

If they got Marcum from the Brewers, I would be ok with that.

Cody
3 years 3 days ago

Just replace Blanton by recalling Fife, or stretch out Elbert to replace him. Anything but Blanton. Anything. Seriously.

thegrayrace
3 years 3 days ago

Ely has been pretty spectacular in the Pacific Coast League. Probably a better option than Fife. But either of them are better than Blanton, you’re right about that. Definitely don’t foresee Elbert moving back to starting any time in the near future…

macdice
macdice
3 years 3 days ago

Trade Fife to the Mariners for Kevin Millwood

Jerry Mandering
3 years 3 days ago

Gavin Floyd told me he’d love to play for the Dodgers and that his elbow feels great. Give Kenny a call.

3 years 3 days ago

I guess it’s intentional due to the fact that he’s now injured, but given we don’t know the extent of it, how long he will be out, odd that the post above doesn’t mention Chad Billingsley, who’s been their #2 starter and having a good year before his injury. Obviously Dodgers looking for more pitching is a reflection on worries about that, though.

Marcatmeowmeow
3 years 3 days ago

“…And Lincecum takes the mound, making his first start for The Dodgers…”

3 years 3 days ago

Being serious, Aaron Cook or Dice K are options. Redsox could start Mortenson or Drake Britton or Stolmy Pimentel. Wouldnt surprise me at all if its one of these two.

johnsilver
3 years 3 days ago

I wondered why they didn’t just give Matsuzaka to the orioles when they needed a SP, rather than the O’s have to send a reliever to the Dbacks for someone like Saunders who is of about the same use as Matsuzaka.

You know he would have passed waivers and think Cook already did, unless they pulled Cood back.. O’s could just claim them..

I do miss the old days of “beat NY 1st” when teams in the AL East would work together if a team was out of it to send guys to the other team and improve their chances.

APNDaveR
3 years 3 days ago

I doubt the Orioles would have been interested in Matsuzaka before he could demonstrate that he was passably healthy. They took the warm body when it was available.

Victoria Roberts
3 years 3 days ago

Wow, it’s going to be harder to bankrupt this team this time, but you’ve got to admire their effort. Is there anyone left in the farm system to trade?

3 years 3 days ago

Edinson Volquez was placed on waivers. Although might cost a lot from SD.

Devern Hansack
3 years 3 days ago

I hear that John Lackey is available.

tribemagazine
3 years 3 days ago

Might not hurt to add another starter after the postseason deadline.

We have some old/fragile arms that could use the extra help during the final push.

sourbob
3 years 3 days ago

I heard they were going to acquire the Rockies next… all of them.

LAALLDAYGYANTH8TR!
3 years 3 days ago

King Felix? Can we go back to Cliff Lee? Lackey?

3 years 3 days ago

King Felix isnt going anywhere. Jason Vargas or Kevin Millwood are about the only Mariners SP available.

iTarget Designs
3 years 3 days ago

I’m starting to think Bankruptcy is not such a bad thing after all…

3 years 3 days ago

So this pretty much flat out states that LA is paying $30M to Beckett, just to pick up Gonzalez right?

start_wearing_purple
start_wearing_purple
3 years 3 days ago

…Yes.

FrnchDp
3 years 3 days ago

don’t forget Crawford too

Michael
3 years 3 days ago

That’s pretty much the story in Boston. It was “okay, we’ll talk Gonzalez, but here’s what we want you to do, or no deal….” Either very diabolical on Cherington’s part, or the Dodgers legitimately wanted Beckett, which is possible, considering his post-season record.

carlos
3 years 3 days ago

i just think it signals billingsley’s elbow isnt right. they accepted the beckett dump knowing they can bench harang. now not anymore