July 2010 - Los Angeles Dodgers Wiretap
White Sox Tried To Nab Manny
A handful of clubs contacted the Dodgers about outfielder Manny Ramirez prior to Saturday's trade deadline, according to baseball sources. FOX Sports first reported that the White Sox wanted Ramirez, who is currently on the disabled list for the third time this season. Chicago was only willing to pay only $1 million of the more than $7 million remaining on his contract and would not give up any players. Los Angeles reportedly asked for Chicago's Dayan Viciedo. The Rays and Angels reportedly also asked about Ramirez.
Cubs Send Lilly, Theriot To Dodgers
The Cubs have agreed to send pitcher Ted Lilly and infielder Ryan Theriot to the Dodgers in exchange for infielder Blake DeWitt and pitching prospects Brett Wallach and Kyle Smit. Chicago is also sending $2.5 million to Los Angeles to cover part of the $4.25 million left on Lilly's contract this year.
Dodgers, Cubs Talk Lilly Trade
The Dodgers and Cubs are discussing a deal that would send veteran left-hander Ted Lilly to Los Angeles, according to a source. The teams have discussed two versions of a possible trade involving Lilly: one that involves only Lilly and another that also involves Cubs infielder Ryan Theriot to the Dodgers along with Lilly.
Dodgers Interested In Lilly And Theriot
The Dodgers have their eye on a pair of Cubs -- starting pitcher Ted Lilly and second baseman Ryan Theriot. According to sources, Los Angeles covets Lilly more. The Dodgers are also looking at Pittsburgh's Paul Maholm.
Twins, Dodgers Active On Acquiring Lilly
The Twins and Dodgers remain active on acquiring Ted Lilly, the Mets and Tigers are on the periphery and other teams could enter the mix. The Twins are on Lilly?s no-trade list; he would need to be compensated in some form to approve a deal, sources say.
Dodgers Complete Trade For Podsednik
The Kansas City Royals announced today that the club has acquired catcher Lucas May and right-handed pitcher Elisaul Pimentel from the Los Angeles Dodgers for outfielder Scott Podsednik. May will be assigned to Omaha (AAA) while Pimentel will report to Burlington (A). Several NL West teams were interested in acquiring Podsednik.
Dodgers Getting 'Closer' To Podsednik
The Dodgers are "getting closer" to acquiring outfielder Scott Podsednik from the Royals, according to a source.
Phillies, Dodgers Lead Race For Oswalt
The Phillies and Dodgers are the most active pursuers of Astros pitcher Roy Oswalt. According to Sports Illustrated's Jon Heyman, the Cardinals and Rangers are on the periphery at this point.
Torre Talks To Ethier About Outburst
Dodgers manager Joe Torre met with Andre Ethier before Sunday's game against the Mets to discuss the outfielder's emotional outbursts. Ethier attacked the bat rack after popping up with a man on third and one out in the 12th inning on Saturday and his history of outbursts is long. "We chatted," Torre said. "Even though it was a closed-door meeting, it wasn't anything super secret. He fights himself so much sometimes that he forgets where he is. My job is to clear out all that unnecessary stuff in there. I think he gets himself out a lot of times. "He is such a good kid, but he puts all this stuff on himself."
Ausmus Will Retire After 2010 Season
Dodgers catcher Brad Ausmus has confirmed assumptions that he will retire at the end of the 2010 season. "This year is it," Ausmus said on Saturday. Ausmus, who is in his second season with the Dodgers, has a one-year, $1 million contract, including the $150,000 buyout on a $1 million mutual option for next season that will now go unused. He plans to take next year off to spend with his family before beginning to career in coaching.
Colletti Says Dodgers Are Serious Buyers
Ned Colletti says the Dodgers have been making more calls than they have been getting.
Kershaw, Torre, Schaefer Receive Suspensions
Clayton Kershaw will appeal his five-game suspension.
Dodgers Looking At Pittsburgh's Maholm
The Pirates are expected to listen to offers this month.
Torre Still Undecided On Future
Joe Torre wants to wait a few months before deciding on his future.
Dodgers Won't Trade Matt Kemp
The Dodgers have no interest in trading Matt Kemp despite the occasional frustrations he creates.
Legal Battle May Force McCourt To Sell Dodgers
The Dodgers are expected to be worth about $700 million.
Dodgers Bring Back Manny From DL
The Dodgers activated outfielder Manny Ramirez for Thursday night's game against the Cardinals.
Dodgers Place Sherrill On Outright Waivers
Major-league sources confirmed to FanHouse that the Dodgers have requested outright waivers on George Sherrill.
Dodgers Talking Trades With Numerous Teams
The Dodgers, like many teams, are looking to add a starting pitcher.
Paul Could Push Anderson Out In L.A.
Xavier Paul could remain with the Dodgers when Manny Ramirez returns from the disabled list.
Yankees, Dodgers, Cardinals Scouting Cliff Lee
Cliff Lee will likely be dealt in the next few weeks.
MRI Shows Inflammation In Manny's Hamstring
The Dodgers are waiting to see if Manny Ramirez needs a stint on the DL.
Giants Don't Retaliate Against Padilla
The Giants didn't really retaliate against Vicente Padilla, who broke Aaron Rowand's cheekbone in a game a few weeks ago.
Torre Silent On Reported Kemp Blow-Up
Joe Torre declined comment when hen asked whether Matt Kemp blew up at a member of the coaching staff during a game Saturday.