The Dodgers view Rangers pitcher Yovani Gallardo as a backup plan if they do not land Cole Hamels or David Price, a source tells Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports (on Twitter). It was reported last week that the Rangers are listening on Gallardo.
Gallardo, 29, has provided the Rangers with 121 1/3 quality innings since coming over in a winter deal from the Brewers. He owns a 3.19 ERA with 6.2 K/9 against 3.4 BB/9 on the year.
But, per Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com, Gallardo has given no indication of interest in an extension, making him an expiring asset for a club that has faded of late. Despite his solid work, Gallardo’s value may not quite match his results. His track record is more that of a mid-rotation innings eater than a top-of-the-rotation arm, and ERA estimators take a somewhat dim view of his work this year (particularly a 4.39 SIERA mark).
For his career, Gallardo owns a 3.65 ERA with 8.4 K/9 and 3.3 BB/9.
No Big League Choo For Yu
The “club that has faded of late” is currently riding a four game win streak including two in a row against the division leader. So, although they had been scuffling, their confidence (including the front office) is riding higher right now and Daniels said if this weekend went well the Rangers would solely be buyers. Even if they lose today, they take 2/3 which is good. I doubt they sell him off.
Dodgers get: Papelbon, Gallardo
Rangers get: Hamels, Julian Leon, Scott Schebler
Phillies get: Chi Chi, Alfaro, Nick Williams and Zach Lee
Dodgers give: Julian Leon, Zach Lee and Scott Schebler
Rangers give: Chi Chi, Alfaro, Williams and Gallardo
Phillies give: Hamels, Papelbon
I know, I’m terrible.
Haha WOWW!!!! Its jose de leon not julian. Thats a horrible trade for l.a de leon is a top 20 there going to trade him for a rental.
Julian Leon and Jose de Leon are completely different prospects.
Ones a top 20 prospect, one is 11th in the Dodgers farm.
No Big League Choo For Yu
Absolutely horrendous trade for the Dodgers
Schebler and 2 B level prospects for a good rental and a top closer is horrendous?
Papelbon to be a setup guy?
I’d have Pap close and Jansen setup.
why get a closer when dodgers dont need one. jansen i believe is a better closer, im not 100% right but i believe he struggle a little as a setup man.
You can never have to much pitching
Puig /Hamels deal makes sense
No way. He’s cheap controllable talented and whilst the clubhouse stuff is massively overplayed he’s clearly made an effort to tone it down recently. Even him playing at his worst this season he’s still a productive player. And without him in the lineup you’re exposed agains LHP.
plan b not bad idea, he might even cost less.
Gallardo is average but average pitchers do well pitching in LA. He’d make a nice 3rd starter in a playoff series.
compare to what they have gotten in the past i think he be just fine.
Solid. I think if you get him you still need to get another mid to back end starter. Maybe Leake or something?