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Los Angeles Dodgers
Yesterday we heard that the Baltimore Orioles and Milwaukee Brewers had scouts in attendance for Aaron Harang’s start at Camelback Ranch. Harang put forth three scoreless innings, throwing an additional 16 pitches on the side. Great timing to put up a good performance, for the Dodgers that is. I don’t know what Harang’s trade value is at the moment, but I would venture to guess it’s a mid-level prospect at best. Whatever the case, yesterday’s performance certainly didn’t hurt the Dodgers situation.
Dodgers GM Ned Colletti has gone on record on more than one occasion saying that he has no problem holding onto his pitching surplus. Makes sense to me considering the long term concerns regarding the health of Chad Billingsley. I stand affirmed saying I highly doubt Billingsley pitches the entire 2013 season. Come July, I will be saying I told you so. For that reason, I’m not sure why Billingsley’s name hasn’t turned up in trade rumor talks. Plus factor in the wishy-washy seasons Josh Beckett has had over the last couple seasons, and this being Ryu’s first season in the majors, the Dodgers have some question marks in the rotation that are still unanswered.
However, it remains likely that the Dodgers will do as they are expected to and unload at least one starter before the start the of the 2013 season. With eight guaranteed starting pitchers under contract, it makes sense to unload the unnecessary. Chris Capuano has drawn the most interest on the trade market, however, it looks like interest in Harang is picking up. I still wouldn’t rule out Ted Lilly or Chad Billingsley at this point either, though on the surface they seem more probable to stay in Dodger blue for now. Josh Beckett is all but destined to remain in Los Angeles until the end of the 2014 season, simply due the $31.5M remaining on his contract.
Harang is probably the more affordable trade chip for potential suitors, even at his $7MM salary. Despite being 34 years old going into the 2013 season it appears Harang still has plenty left in the tank after going 10-10 with a 3.61 ERA and 179 2/3 innings in 2012. Harang is the perfect stop-gap player for a team needing rotation help much like the Dodgers were in when they signed Harang before the 2012 season. Not sure how much he will fetch on the open market, but I would love to see Colletti pry catcher Michael Ohlman away from the Orioles. Then again I would be happy with a Brian Roberts and Taylor Teagarden for Harang and Juan Uribe trade as well. All joking aside, the trade actually makes sense for both sides.
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