Originally posted on World Series Dreaming  |  Last updated 4/25/13
Alright, so the Cubs fans are panicking a bit and it is likely that this year’s team isn’t going to contend anyway.  But how soon is too soon for a fire sale?  I guess there’s no good answer for that, but teams probably have some kind of unwritten rule or guideline on when it’s okay to make a trade that won’t have fans freaking out too much. Enter the Los Angeles Dodgers with their behemoth payroll and Chad Billingsley.  Billingsley underwent Tommy John surgery and is expected to be out until sometime in 2014.  With Zack Greinke the victim of a Carlos Quentin thrashing, Chris Capuano also out and Ted Lilly trying to rehab to fill that spot in the rotation, the Dodgers may still be one spot short and could use another able body instead of diving into their minor league depth (read: unproven).  There’s probably a hint of desperation in these Dodgers as they broke the bank and outspent the entire continent of Africa to try to contend this season.  They might be ripe for a trade. Enter also
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