New LA Dodgers trade rumors suggest that the team is looking to add another starting pitcher for the stretch run. With injuries that the team has been dealing with, this doesn't come as a huge surprise, but it might shock some fans that the team is willing to take on even more salary.
According to Buster Olney, the team would like to add a starting pitcher without giving up prospects and they are working hard at making it happen. This would suggest that the Los Angeles Dodgers are willing to take on another bad contract to get a deal done. Olney suggest that Mark Buehrle could fit into that mold.
In addition to Buehrle, pitchers like Edinson Volquez of the San Diego Padres, James Shields of the Tampa Bay Rays or even Dan Haren of the Los Angeles Angels could become a solution. Regarding Buehrle, he has pitched pretty well this season, posting a 12-11 record, 3.62 ERA and 1.21 WHIP with the Miami Marlins. As that team continues to flounder, they may want to part with Buehrle to continue another rebuilding project.
The Dodgers are working hard at putting together a pretty dominant roster in the National League this season. Coming into the games on Tuesday (August 28), though, they still trail the San Francisco Giants by 2 1/2 games in the National League West.
Do you think that these LA Dodgers trade rumors will lead to another deal? Do the Dodgers need another starting pitcher to make it into the 2012 National League Playoffs?