July 2008 - Los Angeles Dodgers Wiretap
Manny Now A Dodger
ESPN is reporting that Manny Ramirez has been traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Jason Bay is going to Boston as part of the deal, Jayson Stark reported. And, the Pittsburgh Pirates get four minor leaguers as part of the three-way deal. Andy LaRoche, Bryan Morris, Brandon Moss, and Craig Hansen will go to Pittsburgh, ESPN.com has learned.
Indians Likely To Deal Paul Byrd?
The Indians are likely to trade starting pitcher Paul Byrd, with the Dodgers among the reported suitors.
Dodgers In Trade Talks For Manny
The Dodgers are one of a few teams showing interest in Manny Ramirez and are currently in discussions with the Red Sox, SI.com has learned. However, the talks are said to be in the very early stages, and there are numerous complications and hurdles to clear for a Dodgers' deal to get done. People familiar with the talks say it is too early to gauge the chances for a trade. Dodgers' owner Frank McCourt, a Bostonian, is believed to love the idea of adding Ramirez to bolster the Dodgers' mediocre offense.
Arizona The Frontrunner For Teixeira
Almost immediately after the Braves decided to trade Mark Teixeira on Monday, the Diamondbacks emerged as the apparent front-runner to acquire first baseman. At least two other clubs are in the mix for Teixeira, major-league sources say, but those teams might only be backups for the Braves if their talks with the Diamondbacks fail to progress. The Dodgers and Rays also are among the clubs that have shown interest in Teixeira, and both have young players who interest the Braves.
Blake To Dodgers
The Indians traded third baseman Casey Blake and cash to the Dodgers for two minor leaguers on Saturday, as reported by the Associated Press. Blake is joining the Dodgers for the post-season run and is expected to play third base. In exchange for Blake, the Indians got catcher Carlos Santana and right-hander Jonathan Meloan.
Dodgers Looking At Wilson, Cabrera And Renteria For SS?
The loss of Rafael Furcal has been "a killer" for the Dodgers, in the words of one AL executive, and they are seeking a veteran replacement along the lines of Jack Wilson, Orlando Cabrera, or Edgar Renteria.
Jays Surveying Halladay's Trade Value?
Roy Halladay is apparently unhappy in Toronto and has let management know it, and management has apparently responded by doing some quiet surveying of teams (such as St. Louis and the Dodgers) in an effort to see what it could get for the 2003 Cy Young Award winner.
Dodgers Interested In Cano
The Dodgers have an interest in Robinson Cano and might be willing to deal Derek Lowe and outfielder Matt Kemp, but the Yankees aren't inclined to part with the second baseman unless there is a top quality starter coming in return.
Dodgers Scouting Street?
The Dodgers, who reportedly have interest in reliever Huston Street with closer Takashi Saito out for six weeks, have a scout at this series against Tampa Bay.
Dodgers Sign Former White Sox' Ozuna
The Dodgers signed former White Sox infielder Pablo Ozuna on Sunday and designated infielder Luis Maza for assignment, according to an Associated Press report.
D'Backs Place Upton On 15-Day DL
D'Backs' OF Justin Upton was placed on the 15-day DL on Friday with a strained left oblique.
Sources: Dodger Stadium To Host WBC Finals
The Los Angeles Times is reporting that the Dodgers will tentatively host the championship round of the WBC tournament from March 21-23, 2009.
Burnett Going To Phillies Or Dodgers?
Blue Jays' General Manager J.P. Ricciardi could decide to clear some payroll and deal pitcher A.J. Burnett this month.
Dodgers' Saito Out For Six Weeks
The Dodgers' Takashi Saito will be out at least six weeks with a sprained ligament in his right elbow.
Dodgers' Furcal Claims He'll Return This Season
Dodgers shortstop Rafael Furcal claims that he'll return to the team this season despite recent back surgery.
Report: Dodgers Will Make Mattingly Hitting Coach
The Dodgers will reportedly replace hitting Coach Mike Easler with Don Mattingly when the team returns from the All-Star break.
Sources: McCourt Nixed Dodgers' Trade For C.C.
The Los Angeles Daily News has learned that Dodgers' owner Frank McCourt nixed a trade that would have brought C.C. Sabathia to the team in the days before the Brewers landed last year's AL Cy Young
Dodgers Interested In Jack Wilson
Ned Colletti calls a trade for a shortstop the Dodgers' top priority.
Dodgers Interested In Jack Wilson
The Dodgers are reportedly interested in the services of Pirates' shortstop Jack Wilson
Dodgers' Furcal Done For Rest Of Season?
The Dodgers could be without shortstop Rafael Furcal for the rest of the season after he underwent back surgery on Thursday.
Dodgers To Activate Nomar, Jones
The Dodgers plan to activate Nomar Garciaparra and Andruw Jones from the disabled list on Friday.