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Feelin' Kinda Blue:
Word broke earlier today from Mark Saxon and Buster Olney of ESPN and Mike Petriello of Mike Scioscia's Tragic Illness that the Dodgers and Pirates have talked about a deal that would send left-hander Chris Capuano to Pittsburgh for right-hander Joel Hanrahan.
This potential deal makes a ton of sense for both sides, but particularly for the Dodgers.
As solid as Capuano was for the Dodgers last season, at least one starting pitcher is going to have to be dealt this offseason to make room for a guy like Zack Greinke or Anibal Sanchez. This would be a step in the right direction.
The term "full circle" comes to mind, as Hanrahan was drafted by the Dodgers in the second round of the 2000 MLB Draft. He was once considered a top prospect as a starting pitcher. He even threw two no-hitters in the minors. However, he never made an appearance with the Dodgers before he was granted free agency in 2006.
Hanrahan, despite an odd 2012 campaign in which he gave up e...
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The Winter Meetings are almost upon us, as the Dodgers prepare for their first Winter Meetings under the Guggenheim era. The Dodgers are expected to be busy and ready to spend big.
On the free agent market after being non-tendered by the Giants earlier this week, Brian Wilson, who has said his first preference is with the Dodgers. This rumor could definitely gain some momentum...
With all the controversy going on in Los Angeles about who they will pick up in the offseason, many outlets have begun to report that they have their sights set firmly on current free agent pitcher Zack Greinke. By acquiring the talents of Greinke, the Dodgers could become viable MLB picks throughout the year. While Los Angeles certainly has the money to get Greinke going into the...
ELIAN HERRERA , 27, infielder/outfiedler
The Dodgers met with Zack Greinke this week, according to a person familiar with the situation who wasnt authorized to comment on the matter.
Greinke is the top starting pitcher on the free-agent market and is expected to sign a nine-figure contract, something the Dodgers have the wherewithal to offer him.
The Dodgers are also interested in Anibal Sanchez.
If the Dodgers fail...
RONALD BELISARIO , turns 30 on Dec. 31, reliever
Grantland: Part 1 of Jonah Keri ranking the 50 best players in terms of trade value. No Dodgers here yet, but Carlos Santana finds a spot at #43.
The other two catcher rankings are the ones likely to elicit the most hate mail. In the first draft of this list, I had Santana considerably higher. Twenty-six-year-old switch-hitting catcher, career .806 OPS, signed for peanuts at four...
The other day I emerged from my winter booze coma to find that Magic Buster Olney had tweeted something about Brian Wilson being an interesting possibility for the Red Sox. To that I can only give a hearty “hell yeah.” Yes, the guy’s had his elbow re-built from the ground-up, which doesn’t come without risks. [...]
With David Wright signed for the next eight years, the New York Mets next order of action is to figure out what they are going to do with reigning NL Cy Young award winner R.A. Dickey. While negotiations have reportedly been slow, Buster Olney of ESPN recently reported that the team has increased it’s offer to the 38-year-old knuckleballer:
The Mets increased their offer to R...