Saturday, June 19, 2010

The Hunt for Roy's October

Dodgers GM Ned Colletti is playing coy, but it seems as though the Dodgers are starting to get the itch for a starting pitcher.

Colletti:
"The conversations have picked up a little. It doesn't seem that anything is really hot. There are six or seven weeks to go [until the July 31 Trade Deadline]. Teams holding on to pitchers, their value won't go down unless they get hurt."

MLB.com's Ken Gurnick:
Colletti didn't say Cliff Lee is his target, but Colletti made a strong run at Lee last summer and reportedly is after him again. The Dodgers, however, are considered a bad match with the Seattle Mariners, who want a young slugger in return. Los Angeles might need to bring a third club into the equation.

The Seattle Times' Larry Stone says this:
But Lee's time remaining with the Mariners could be measured in weeks, if not days.

If Lee goes first - ideally not to the Rangers - then Roy would be next in line as Most Attractive Pitcher, But Not Sexually.

And heck yes Roy would go to Texas:
"I'm open. Just have to wait and see what it looks like for both of us. If it wasn't for Nolan I wouldn't be up here. He actually kept me in Double A when the organization wanted to send me back down, and he stood up for me."

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