Lilly Logical Trade Target
Manager Joe Torre said Thursday “I think something will be done,” meaning the acquisition of pitching help before next weekend’s trade deadline.
The most logical candidate the Dodgers have been scouting is Cubs left-hander Ted Lilly, originally a Dodgers farmhand who pitched parts of three seasons for Torre with the Yankees.
The Dodgers have been linked to just about every pitcher believed on the market, from Paul Maholm to Roy Oswalt (despite the $30 million commitment that comes with him) to relievers Octavio Dotel, Jason Fraser and Scott Downs. They also want to add a reliever, what with the indefinite absence of Ronald Belisario and the season-long struggles of George Sherrill.
– Ken Gurnick