Heyman On Dodgers, Phillies, Red Sox

Ned Colletti says the Dodgers’ new ownership group has encouraged bold midseason deals, even if the moves require cash, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports. Though the Dodgers have no intention of being reckless, they won’t hesitate to make moves that improve their roster, as evidenced by their flurry of midseason additions and waiver claim on well-compensated left-hander Cliff Lee. Here are some highlights from Heyman’s article:

  • Though player salaries matter to any GM, they are not the most important variable in Los Angeles. "We're back to thinking about players in a baseball context," Colletti said. "Salary is part of the checklist. But it's not necessarily an obstacle."
  • The Dodgers attempted to trade for Lee after claiming him, making the Phillies multiple offers before being shut down quickly. The Phillies would only have considered trades if they got significant MLB players in return, plus complete salary relief.
  • Philadelphia GM Ruben Amaro Jr. says he intends to build around Lee, Roy Halladay and Cole Hamels. "We feel like we have a better chance of being a championship club with those three guys at the top of the rotation," Amaro said.
  • The Dodgers inquired on Adrian Gonzalez, but "it takes two to make a deal," one Red Sox person told Heyman.

15 Responses to Heyman On Dodgers, Phillies, Red Sox Leave a Reply

  1. sherrilltradedooverexperience 3 years ago

    After so many years of the McCourts it’s refreshing to have an owner who says the correct things and then actually follows through in action.

  2. johnsilver 3 years ago

    Gonzalez wasn’t an albatross contract dump and Lee? 10m more per season over the next 3 years AND he is 4 years older? WOW.

    Gonzalez has also very quietly turned his season around after mid June. Close to 70RBI, over .300. 31 2b and .OPS over 800 finally after a terrible start.

    • Leonard Washington 3 years ago

      I have no worries about Gonzalez at all. I’m not that concerned about CC either he has been himself since he got back. If we could add an ace and be healthy boy would we be something.

      • johnsilver 3 years ago

        Funny thing is?? LAD need a 1b? Go get Morneau from the twins, who *is* available and has a salary of 14m through next season, OPS of .810 and driven in close to 60 runs and turned his season around.. GG caliber glove also.

        Boston wasn’t about to give away one of the best all around 1b in the game, who is paid FAR less than others in his tier, especially when the LAD have very little in their system and treat what little they have as gold.

      • LazerTown 3 years ago

        I think that CC shold do alright. Definetely still way overpaid in my book, but I still expect him to return to his old self. I just struggle to see his worth as a LF with no power, especially when you see much better players such as Kemp, getting similiar deals. I still think he will perform, unlike wells.

        • Leonard Washington 3 years ago

          Yeah he was overpaid from day one. Still think he will bring a lot to the team going forward.

    • Dino Marconi 3 years ago

      still no power in Fenway ! They should have kept Rizzo-much higher ceiling and more power

  3. hawkny1 3 years ago

    Coleman and Gonzalez as a package for 2 top prospects, one of whom has to be Zack Lee…… go for it.

  4. jammin502 3 years ago

    The Dodgers should put Jerry Sands at 1B and be done with it. I think that he has a high ceiling and just needs consistent playing time.

    • Dustin Smith 3 years ago

      agreed. Ive always like sands in the spots he’s gotten and his time during the spring

    • Visionsofsilver 3 years ago

      I agree, he’s GOT to be better than Loney.

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