Found June 30, 2012 on
PLAYERS: Carlos LeeJed Lowrie
TEAMS: Houston Astros
It's no secret that the Dodgers are in the market for a hitter. Los Angeles ranks 22nd in the majors in runs scored and has been shut out in four of its last five games, including all three in a sweep by the Giants at AT&T Park earlier this week. That was enough to drop the Dodgers out of first place in the National League West for the first time since April 10. Now, with the trade deadline approaching, the Dodgers have made an offer for Astros first baseman Carlos Lee, with the slugger needing to decide whether he wants...

Sources: Dodgers kill Lee trade talks

The Dodgers have pulled out of trade talks regarding Carlos Lee, according to sources, who say the Astros slugger's lack of enthusiasm over the potential move drove the Dodgers' decision. After Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Cubs, Lee said he would talk it over with his wife and ''probably'' have a decision by Sunday. Lee, who is in the final year of a six...

Source: Dodgers eye Carlos Lee

The Dodgers, trying to add a big bat, are in discussions with the Astros about a trade for first baseman Carlos Lee, according to major-league sources. Lee, 36, would need to approve the trade -- the Dodgers are one of 14 teams that cannot acquire him without his permission, according to sources with knowledge of his contract. The Dodgers, who are using Juan Rivera and James Loney...

How should the Astros handle Carlos Lee?

Most people considered Major League to be a comedy, but I considered it to be a documentary. When you have people you want to get rid of you have to know how to do it. Sometimes, people aren’t given the great gift of self-awareness and Carlos Lee is one of those people. The Astros have reportedly consummated two trades this season involving Lee and yet he still won’t...

Reports: Astros' Lee balking at trade to Dodgers

Houston first baseman Carlos Lee reportedly has told the Astros he would not to waive his partial no-trade clause Saturday to allow a trade to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Lee said he was told by Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow the Dodgers have made an offer for him, according to and Fox Sports. However, Lee was reluctant to take the deal because he has roots in Texas, including...

Astros' Lee still mulling over potential trade

CHICAGO (AP) -- Houston Astros first baseman Carlos Lee remains undecided on whether he will accept a trade to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Lee says he doesn't know when a decision will be finalized. After Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Cubs, Lee said he would talk it over with his wife and "probably" have a decision by Sunday. The veteran slugger, who is in the final...

Altuve an All-Star Lee a ???

In the midst of continuing their season long road woes while dropping three straight to the Cubs on Sunday the Astros had others news notes worth following. First of all, congratulations to second baseman Jose Altuve for being named a reserve for the 2012 National League All Star team. The honor was well deserved for the .300-hitting spark plug. Unfortunately, his teammate, Jed...

Dodgers About To Dodge A Bullet, Carlos Lee Trade In Jeopardy

It's looking more and more likely that Carlos Lee is going to veto the pending trade that would have sent the former All-Star to the Dodgers, in exchange for Garrett Gould and cash. Astros beat writer Brian McTaggart updates us this morning saying, Carlos Lee hasn't made a decision yet, but he's in the Astros lineup today. The general consensus is Lee is going to...

Dodgers discussing adding hitter

The Dodgers reportedly are looking into adding a hitter. There have been a few names mentioned in connection with trade rumors.

Carlos Lee on the way to the Los Angeles Dodgers?

According to multiple sources, the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed in principle on a trade that would send Carlos Lee to the Dodgers in exchange for a pair of pitching prospects. Those reports aren’t exact on the prospects returning to the Astros, but reported that A ball prospect Garrett Gould was pulled from his start last night...

Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Jed Lowrie Among First-Half Fantasy Surprises (Video)

Jarrod Saltalamacchia has already hit 15 home runs on the year in 2012. That's one less than he hit in the entirety of the 2011 season. Jed Lowrie, meanwhile, has finally found his health and apparently his stroke too since moving to the Astros during the offseason. Lowrie has 14 home runs, a career high, and 33 RBIs during the first-half of 2012. Both players have been pleasant...

Dodgers talking Carlos Lee trade

The Los Angeles Dodgers have gone from having the best record in baseball to losing all of a 7 1/2 game lead and sitting in second place in the NL West behind the Giants. The Dodgers lack of offense is a big reason why the team has experienced a sudden drop off in the win column. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Dodgers are currently discussing a trade with the Houston...

Young Astros fan catches foul ball in popcorn bucket (Video)

During Thursday's game between the Houston Astros and the San Diego Chargers, a foul ball hit by Houston's Jed Lowrie landed in foul territory behind home plate. Keep an eye on the kid in blue as he makes the play by raising his popcorn bucket to catch the ball: Your browser does not support iframes.

Could the Astros trade Jed Lowrie to the Dodgers?

ESPN's Buster Olney is currently reporting on a potential deal between the Astros and Dodgers that would send Houston shortstop Jed Lowrie to Los Angeles in exchange for prospects Zach Lee and Garrett Gould. The Dodgers would be interested in Lowrie because of his ability to play both shortstop and third base, where the team has struggled immensely this year on both offense and...
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