A month ago, Jerry Dipoto could not envision the
With an 11-game
They are not close enough to contention to warrant a trade for an impact player, and even if they were, they don't have an abundance of high-end prospects to swing such a deal. Nor do they have the kind of veterans who are attractive enough to contenders to net a significant package of prospects in return.
"We're informed, we're aware of teams we may or may not have a potential fit with," Dipoto said Tuesday. "But we're not looking to make wholesale changes."
The players who have the most value—outfielder
With a $148-million payroll and massive investments in players such as
They're in win-now mode, just like they've been for the past decade under owner Arte Moreno, and their only hope this season is for a club that has struggled offensively and defensively and has little rotation depth beyond Weaver and Wilson to get hot for two months.
"We're having an up-and-down season," Dipoto said. "Somehow, we have to figure out how to regain consistency on the field and in our approach."