Smilin' Ken Rosenthal took a look at the Dodgers and their shiny new outfielder, and also about how they're going to be aggressive at the trade deadline. So what?
The Dodgers, according to major-league sources, have talked multiple times to two likely sellers, the Cubs and Astros, and a third club that also could trade veterans, the Brewers.
Now, what could the Dodgers possibly want with the Astros? Maybe it's about Brett Myers (potentially as an 8th inning guy, since Kenley Jansen has a 2.18 ERA / 0.87 WHIP in the 21 games he's been the Dodgers' closer).
Wandy? The Dodgers have three lefty starting pitchers, including Ted Lilly, who has been on the DL since late May. Nate Eovaldi has apparently pitched fairly well in Lilly's absence. Yeah, but the Dodgers were linked to at least "sniffing" on Wandy last week.
But pitching hasn't exactly been the Dodgers' problem lately. As Rosenthal notes, they have averaged 2.3 runs over their past 16 games. 1B James Loney is hitting .240/.307/.327 this season, and .213/.262/.246 in June. Dare we dream that fateful dream and allow even a whisper of "carloslee" to cross our lips?
Regardless, it's going to be interesting to see how Luhnow plays out July...