The most significant development regarding the
"If this is my last game here, thanks," Price told Tampa Bay reporters in explaining his gesture.
The Dodgers are three games out of first place in the
Price could be the first one. The Rays are prepared to trade their ace "right now," according to rival executives cited this week by
The Dodgers looked into trading for Price last winter, but they decided — as did every other club that inquired — that the asking price in prospects was prohibitive. The Dodgers have scouted him recently, but General Manager
The Dodgers appear a longshot for Price, but they cannot be ruled out, because they have the money and the prospects to get him. Dodgers President Stan Kasten has said the team wants to rebuild its farm system, and two years of investment toward that goal could be compromised by sending top prospects — say, pitcher Julio Urias and infielder
After a rocky start, the Dodgers have done their part, putting the team in position to consider adding talent. In his previous eight seasons as the Dodgers' general manager, Colletti has made 20 trades from the final week of June through the July 31 deadline.
"You're always trying to improve your ballclub," catcher
"But I like the direction this club is headed in as well."
The Dodgers could use some bullpen help, and the latest injury to shortstop
Who wouldn't appreciate a rotation of
"I've been pretty much mediocre here for a while," Haren said.
In five starts this month, Haren has a 5.20 earned-run average, and he has given up eight home runs in 272/3 innings.
Still, the Dodgers are 9-7 when he starts, his overall ERA is 3.83, and the team has yet to be blown out with him on the mound.
For a No. 5 starter, that's pretty good. Haren said he is healthy.
"I'm confident I'll be better," he said. "If I'm healthy, usually the results show."