The Friday links related to Carlos Lee
11:23pm - Morosi: Fact that Garrett Gould was scratched from tonight’s start indicates seriousness of Carlos Lee talks between Astros and Dodgers.
11:07pm - Zachary Levine: Garrett Gould was scratched an hour before his scheduled start against (gasp) the JetHawks for unknown reasons.
11:05pm - Scott Miller: The Dodgers, if Lee can be induced to waive his no-trade clause, would absorb most of the remaining $9 million on his contract, according to sources with knowledge of the talks, and send a low-level minor-leaguer to Houston.
11:01pm - Danny Knobler: Lee makes "perfect sense" for the Dodgers, if he'll agree to go.
10:38pm - Rosenthal: The Dodgers, under new ownership, prefer to take on expensive contracts in trades rather than part with top prospects, sources say. The Astros, in exchange for financial relief, would accept lesser players in such a deal.
Garrett Gould, potential return for the Astros in this maybe/maybe-not trade, is 20 years old, the Dodgers' 2nd Round pick in the 2009 draft. At Class-A Great Lakes in 2011, Gould threw 123.2IP, 102H/33ER, 104K:37BB, with a 2.40 ERA / 1.12 WHIP. In High-A Rancho Cucamonga, he's 1-6 with a 5.12 ERA / 1.44 WHIP, with 72K:24BB in 72IP. Panic about the ERA, but remember, California League...
10:13pm - Jon Morosi: Carlos Lee's no-trade clause includes the Dodgers.
10:09pm - Olney: Dodgers asked about Lowrie, but he's not currently in the discussion. Gives it "50/50" that Carlos Lee would accept trade to L.A.
10:06pm - Fox Sports: Players normally require a financial inducement to waive no-trade protection. But for Lee, playing in a pennant race might amount to the same thing, enabling him to raise his value on the open market.
9:59pm - Tim Brown: Pitcher Zach Lee (Dodgers' 2010 1st Round pick) is not part of the discussion.
9:53pm - Tim Brown: Trade talks are "in earnest"
9:46pm - Ken Rosenthal: Dodgers and Astros are discussing a trade involving Carlos Lee.
9:01pm - Olney: Other teams could be involved.
8:57pm - Buster Olney: Dodgers are talking about a Jed Lowrie for Zach Lee & Garrett Gould trade.
8:17pm - Ken Gurnick: When the Dodgers finally lock in on a hitter to acquire, the most likely prospect they will move in return is former first-round pick Zach Lee...