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The Dodgers aren’t done yet

Aug 27, 2012, 2:30 PM EDT

The Dodgers already done raised Hell, but Ken Rosenthal reports that they’re not done yet:


Look, John Lackey was there for the taking and they declined, so I’m guessing that this is just noise.

Seriously, though, the Dodgers are going rather nuts.

  1. lew24 - Aug 27, 2012 at 2:34 PM

    That means that Billingsley will out for a while. That also means that Ted Lilly isn’t coming back either.

    • dondada10 - Aug 27, 2012 at 2:53 PM

      I could definitely see Cliff Lee to the Dodgers, based on their recent moves. If a move like that is made, though, the Mets really lose out.

      • paperlions - Aug 27, 2012 at 4:13 PM

        Can’t happen, they only had a couple of days to do a deal after claiming him…if he passed through, they would have until the 31st, but on a claim…I think it is 48 hrs to do a deal, after which the player can’t be moved.

  2. bloodysock - Aug 27, 2012 at 2:37 PM

    Take Dice-K and his expiring contract.

  3. chc4 - Aug 27, 2012 at 2:38 PM

    Albie Lopez is available.

  4. lapsncaps - Aug 27, 2012 at 2:39 PM

    You can have Tommy Hunter, he is all yours.

  5. Francisco (FC) - Aug 27, 2012 at 2:40 PM

    I think when people say the Dodgers are buying a Championship they really mean they are buying all the other teams such that they will be the only one remaining to play.

  6. bigleagues - Aug 27, 2012 at 2:43 PM

    There is a bridge for sale in San Francisco.

  7. pinkfloydprism - Aug 27, 2012 at 2:46 PM

    The new owners are doing a grand job and making others dislike them in such a short time.

    • spudatx - Aug 27, 2012 at 2:51 PM

      I think Red Sox fans will always have a special place in their hearts for the new Dodgers ownership.

      • pinkfloydprism - Aug 27, 2012 at 3:20 PM

        I agree. Being one, I am not sure what I think of that trade yet. It will provide great flexibility, but I think they are going to be a not so good team for the next 2-3 years.

      • bradybbgoat - Aug 27, 2012 at 4:42 PM

        After 86 years of drought Sox fans should be hearty enough to endure this.

        On the plus side, this may thin out some of the pink hat crowd.

        Next year’s team will be much more “home grown” and I don’t think that’s such a bad thing. It feels more authentic.

    • pinkfloydprism - Aug 27, 2012 at 4:46 PM

      I agree. And I really agree about the Pink Hats. The day the Sox became trendy in that way, was a bad day… but the winning was cool. Was :)

  8. spudatx - Aug 27, 2012 at 2:50 PM

    Highest paid pitchers on non-contending teams: Johan, Cliff Lee, Halladay, King Felix, Zambrano. If the Dodgers are chasing another salary dump, it would seem pretty clear who they’re talking with.

    • dodger88 - Aug 27, 2012 at 3:10 PM

      Johan is out for the year, Lee was already pulled off waivers so he can’t move until the offseason, I don’t see either Halladay or Felix being traded (now or later) and Zambrano is in the bullpen and not looking good. I’m thinking if they pick up someone it will be a marginal player who is at least healthy and perhaps has an ERA closer to 4.00 than 5.00.

    • bloodysock - Aug 27, 2012 at 3:18 PM

      Felix would get claimed in a heartbeat and never even make to the NL, never mind the Dodgers.

      • Marty - Aug 27, 2012 at 3:56 PM

        Same could have been said about Gonzalez.

      • paperlions - Aug 27, 2012 at 4:15 PM

        No, because Felix is easily worth his contract….with Gonzalez you could get stuck owing over $100 when you already had a decent 1B option (which the Dodgers did not).

      • gammagammahey - Aug 27, 2012 at 4:17 PM

        Felix is only signed for 2 more seasons after this one. Gonzalez had 6 more. I don’t think every team would claim Felix but someone definitely would. If they were thinking about trading him and he didn’t clear, they could always try putting Larry Bernandez on waivers.

  9. CJ - Aug 27, 2012 at 3:02 PM

    it’d be cheaper if the dodgers owners just bought another team and merged them together.

  10. dodger88 - Aug 27, 2012 at 3:03 PM

    Billingsley is to have a 2nd MRI on Thursday, which will hopefully tell the tale as to his availability for the balance of the year. Lilly is scheduled to be activated in September but he is not stretched out so he will need to pitch out of the bullpen for the balance of the year.

    Kershaw is the only guarantee at this point. Capuano has been solid and would slot in nicely behind a healthy Billingsley and then hopefully Beckett looks improved and rounds out the 4 man rotation for October (if they get there) while Harang is the #5 guy for the balance of the regualr season.

    As Blanton has looked lost asa Dodger, there is not much room for error if Billingsley is hurt and/or Beckett continues to pitch badly. I don’t like their chances if the Dodgers need to rely on Harang as a post-season starter.

  11. Marty - Aug 27, 2012 at 3:13 PM

    Considering they’re currently two games back with a tougher schedule, they need 4 games on the Giants to win the division. Gonzo’s WAR is not going to get it done. I don’t see this happening for them. Next year, Dodgers.

  12. theawesomersfranchise - Aug 27, 2012 at 3:54 PM

    Roy Halladay deserve another chance at a ring. (And he won’t get it in Philly)

    Just saying

  13. Jeremy T - Aug 27, 2012 at 4:01 PM

    Good grief, if they keep this up much longer they’re gonna have a $300 million 2013 payroll…

  14. muskyhunter2542 - Aug 27, 2012 at 4:05 PM

    Randy Wolf

  15. gibbskins9 - Aug 27, 2012 at 4:18 PM

    Yankees should place ARod on waivers maybe the Dodgers can help us get rid of his salary

  16. kvanhorn87 - Aug 27, 2012 at 4:37 PM

    So who put the claim in for Justin upton?

  17. Jason @ IIATMS - Aug 27, 2012 at 5:24 PM

    I hear ARod can pitch.

  18. 24missed - Aug 27, 2012 at 7:48 PM

    Lester was placed on waivers.

  19. schmedley69 - Aug 27, 2012 at 10:28 PM

    I heard that Magic Johnson told his baseball people to “go after that Roger Clemens guy,” no matter what the cost. The man who brought us the late night classic “The Magic Hour” is now running a major league baseball team. This is frickin’ awesome!!

    • yahmule - Aug 28, 2012 at 12:35 AM

      The man who built a wildly successful business empire, while simultaneously contributing to the gentrification of depressed areas nobody else wanted to improve, is indeed running a major league baseball team, ushering out one of the most despised owners in baseball in the process. Awesome is an apt description of the man.

      • schmedley69 - Aug 28, 2012 at 8:20 AM

        That’s all well and good, but that doesn’t mean that he’s going to be a good baseball owner. He’s off to a bad start. Paying $275 million for another team’s trash.

      • yahmule - Aug 28, 2012 at 2:54 PM

        I don’t think anybody with a brain believes Adrian Gonzalez is trash. Carl Crawford is young enough to rebound in a less toxic environment than Boston. I think the jury is still out on Beckett, too. They got away from trashy fans who are too dumb and spoiled to understand when they’re being encited by the media.

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