July 2012 - Los Angeles Dodgers Wiretap
Cubs, Dodgers May Be Nearing Dempster Deal
The Cubs and Dodgers are nearing a deal involving Ryan Dempster, according to a source. Los Angeles has longed coveted a starting pitcher and Dempster is known to prefer a deal to the Dodgers. The Cubs and Braves agreed to a deal for Dempster last week, but he didn't waive his no-trade rights.
Dodgers Acquire Shane Victorino
The Dodgers have acquired Shane Victorino from the Phillies for Josh Lindblom and Ethan Martin, according to a source. Victorino was originally drafted by Los Angeles. It was reported earlier Tuesday that Lindbolm, a reliever, would be in the deal. Martin is a right-handed prospect taken in the first round of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft.
Sources: Dodgers Nearing Deal For Shane Victorino
The Dodgers are close to acquiring Shane Victorino from the Phillies, according to sources. Philadelphia would receive reliever Josh Lindblom and a player to be named in the deal. Victorino, who is hitting .261 with nine homers, 40 RBI and 24 stolen bases, is in the final year of his contract.
Dempster Still Only Willing To Approve Trade To Dodgers
Ryan Dempster remains adamant that he will only approve a trade to the Dodgers, according to sources. Dempster's service time gives him the ability to reject any deal before it is completed. The Braves, who had a deal in place for Dempster last week, went in another direction by acquiring Paul Malholm from Chicago on Monday. The Cubs are "trying to bend over backwards" to send Dempster to his preferred destination, one source said, but the two sides remain at an impasse.
Dodgers Targeting Victorino, Dempster, Soriano
The Dodgers have swung a pair of trades in the last week, adding Hanley Ramirez and Brandon League, but sources say they aren't done dealing. Los Angeles is targeting Philadelphia's Shane Victorino, and both Ryan Dempster and Alfonso Soriano of the Cubs. The trades could hinge on one another. If the Dodgers land Victorino, they would rule out pursuing Soriano.
M's Trade Brandon League To Dodgers For Two Prospects
Mariners reliever Brandon League has been traded to the Dodgers for two prospects, both from upper Class A ball. Left-handed hitting outfielder Leon Landry was hitting .328 with 26 doubles, 15 triples, and eight home runs, according to a Seattle Times report late Monday night. The other prospect is pitcher Logan Bawcom, a closer with 20 saves and a 2.03 ERA.
Mariners Getting Calls About Brandon League
The Mariners are willing to trade Brandon League and the club has received interest from the White Sox, Dodgers, Giants and "more than a handful of other clubs," according to sources. League is headed for free agency this winter.
Source: Dempster Open To More Options
The Dodgers are not the only team Ryan Dempster would accept a trade to this month, according to a source. Dempster will consider a number of teams, including the Dodgers and Braves, if the Cubs come to a deal. "He has not said that he wouldn't go to Atlanta or anywhere else for that matter," the source said. "He wants to take his time and has earned the right to wait on approving a deal having his 10-5 rights."
Dodgers May Also Acquire Soriano, LaHair In Dempster Deal
The Dodgers and Cubs have had talks about including Alfonso Soriano or Bryan LaHair in a potential trade centered around Ryan Dempster, according to sources. The negotiations for Dempster have stalled on what Los Angeles will give up in the trade. Including Soriano and/or LaHair is still viewed as a longshot at this point, but the Cubs are desperate to get rid of Soriano. Chicago would likely have to pay almost all of Soriano's remaining $48 million in salary.
Dodgers Reject Chicago's Recent Dempster Offer
The Cubs offered to send Ryan Dempster to the Dodgers for right-handed prospect Allen Webster, but Los Angeles has rejected the deal. The issue appears to be that the Dodgers don't want Dempster as much as the veteran wants to pitch for them. The Dodgers have only offered up a few middling prospects for Dempster, while they appear to be more interested in Matt Garza. Garza is under contract through the 2013 season, while Dempster will be a free agent this winter.
Rays Holding Onto Shields, Waiting For Better Offers
The Rangers, Dodgers and Angels are the main suitors for Rays right-hander James Shields, according to sources.
Red Sox Explored Trading For Then Flipping Ramirez
Boston believed that Hanley Ramirez would benefit from a change of scenery, but they didn't see him as a good fit with the franchise and simply wanted to use him in another deal.
GM: Braves Moving On From Dempster
Ryan Dempster reportedly has the Dodgers as his top choice with the Braves next on the list.
Dempster Still 'Weighing Options'
Ryan Dempster has yet to make a decision about his baseball future.
Hanley Ramirez Traded To Dodgers
The Marlins have reportedly traded Hanley Ramirez and Randy Choate to the Dodgers for Nate Eovaldi and Scott McGough.
Sources: Dempster Prefers Dodgers To Braves
Ryan Dempster doesn't currently want to be traded to the Braves, according to sources.
Dodgers May Shift Focus To Morneau, Shields
If the asking price for Ryan Dempster remains too high, the Dodgers will shift their trade focus to Justin Morneau, James Shields and Matt Garza.
Source: Dodgers Pursuing Matt Garza
The Dodgers have shifted their focus from Ryan Dempster to Matt Garza, according to multiple sources.
Dodgers 'Very Unlikely' To Land Dempster
Los Angeles would prefer not to trade their prospects for a rental player.
Dodgers Make Offer For Dempster
The Dodgers have made a trade proposal to the Cubs for right-hander Ryan Dempster, according to a source.
Dodgers Won't Deal Zach Lee For Rental Player
The Dodgers won't trade pitching prospect Zach Lee in a deal for a rental player such as Ryan Dempster, according to sources.
Source: Dodgers After Dempster
The Dodgers have proposed a trade for Cubs starter Ryan Dempster.
Dempster Prefers Trade To Dodgers, Braves
The Cubs are trying to trade Ryan Dempster before his next start and he would prefer pitching for a contender, according to sources.
Dodgers Activate Kemp, Ethier
The Dodgers activated outfielders Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier from the DL Friday.
Dodgers Lead Race For Dempster, May Also Target Garza
The Dodgers are talking to the Cubs about acquiring one of their two coveted starting pitchers, Ryan Dempster or Matt Garza, according to sources.
Dodgers, Pirates, Orioles Suitors For Chase Headley
There is some serious interest in Padres third baseman Chase Headley as the Dodgers, Pirates, Indians, Orioles, Diamondbacks and at least two other teams having inquired.
Dodgers' Gordon Out Six Weeks
Dodgers shortstop Dee Gordon has a torn ligament in his right thumb and is expected to miss six weeks.
Dee Gordon Dislocates Right Thumb
Dodgers shortstop Dee Gordon suffered a dislocated right thumb sliding into third base head first on Wednesday against the Reds.
Dodgers Place Ethier On DL, Activate Ellis
Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier was placed on the 15-day DL Wednesday with a strained left oblique.