Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Dodgers Rumored To Covet Troy Percival

From Jayson Stark's Market Report (insider only), could the Dodgers be looking to swipe a former cross-town stud?

For a guy who was so officially retired, he threw out the first pitch on opening day in L.A. of Anaheim, Percival sure has pitched well since the Cardinals signed him (3.07 ERA, .212 opponent average, 15 whiffs in 14 2/3 IP). But here's a development even more surprising: The Cardinals have been offering him around over the last 24 hours. And there have been rumblings Tuesday that the Dodgers were actively exploring bringing Percival back to Southern California -- in this case, Los Angeles of Los Angeles -- for a mid-level prospect. Could be a name to watch as the deadline approaches.

This one also smells like key prospects would be lost. I'm queasy.