The Dodgers Are Buying, But Who Is Selling?
Post by Zack Jerome/Special to LAist
With the Friday trade deadline rapidly approaching for Major League Baseball, teams are looking at themselves in the mirror asking the perennial question: “Are we buyers or are we sellers?”
With a one-game lead on the New York Yankees for the best record in baseball to coincide with their eight-game lead over the Colorado Rockies in the NL West, the Dodgers are clearly buyers.
The Dodgers and general manager Ned Colletti have built a team well-suited for the rigors of the regular season, but if last year’s NLCS against the Cole Hamels-led Phillies taught club management something, it was that a top tier starter can wreak havoc in the postseason.
With skepticism regarding All-Star Chad Billingsley’s playoff makeup and a weary bullpen amongst the leaders in innings pitched over the first half of the season, it’s clear the Dodgers are out to buy pitching. The question is, what teams are selling and what they are asking for?
Here’s a look at what teams the Dodgers have been talking to and what the possible deals may be: