The LA Dodgers are the talk of the MLB world on the West Coast as the team is in first place in the NL West and lead all of baseball with 37 wins, but that doesn't mean that this team is sitting on its laurels.
The latest rumor from Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports has the team showing interest in John Lannan. The 27-year-old is just 38-51 in his career, but his 4.00 ERA is a better indicator of his true talent. With the moves made by the Washington Nationals over the off-season, Lannan lost his spot in their rotation and was sent to Triple-A ball, but he has asked for a trade and a move to the West Coast is just what he needs.
The LA Dodgers have a solid rotation, but depth is needed as injuries will play a part in how they perform the rest of the 2012 season and adding a quality arm is a must. Lannan is a good pitcher that won't cost the team much in prospects or money, making him a good choice for a deal by the MLB trade deadline.
Several clubs will look for pitching depth before long and the sooner the Dodgers make a move, the better chance they have of landing someone who will actually help the team this year. Look for several teams to make moves over the next month as teams look to stay in playoff contention and Lannan should get his wish of a trade in the coming weeks and a move to a contender is a dream trade.