Originally written on Feelin' Kinda Blue  |  Last updated 6/17/12
Dempster
I wasn't intending to write a post about the Dodgers' interest in Ryan Dempster, but it goes hand-in-hand with the Dodgers' reported interest in Matt Garza.Nathan Eovaldi has filled in admirably in the absence of Ted Lilly. There's no timetable for his return. Everyone behind Clayton Kershaw is no better than a middle-of-the-rotation starting pitcher, but are guys like Garza and Dempster that much better than who the Dodgers have right now? If the Dodgers are going to their resources to acquire talent, they should at least focus on acquiring some offense before another pitcher.Matt Garza Garza, 28, is one of the more underrated pitchers in the National League and is a free agent after this season. He's making $9.5 million this season and gets innings pitched bonuses for 210 ($50,000) and 220 innings ($100,000), meaning he could make as much as $9.65 million this season. He's never thrown more than 204 2/3 innings in a season (2010) and he's on pace for just 190 this season ...
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