From Tony Jackson's blog:
Hey TJ, do you think you could follow up on this?
"The Dodgers remain the wild card in the Teixeira sweepstakes. They proposed first baseman James Loney, outfielder Andre Ethier and Class AAA right-hander John Meloan for Teixeira and right-handed reliever Joaquin Benoit, according to one source.
However, the fragile state of the Dodgers' rotation could force them to focus solely on pitching, and the Rangers are insisting that they include Class A left-hander Clayton Kershaw, a Dallas native, in a Teixeira deal."
please tell thats not true. Posted by: npurcell
There is NO WAY the Dodgers proposed that deal. NO WAY. Posted by: tony jackson
I would hope not. Teixeira is a 1.5-year rental (Scott Boras client). Oh, and Loney is doing quite fine at a fraction of the price.
Bad news for Derek Lowe, according to Ken Gurnick at Dodgers.com:
Lowe does not have a strained groin, but, according to a club official, he has "irritation in the left hip," and that's never good for a pitcher. In fact, that was the original diagnosis for pitchers Jason Isringhausen of the Cardinals last year and Justin Duchscherer of the Oakland A's this year, and both ultimately required arthroscopic hip surgery.
Ned, resist the urge to trade the kids for a starter! KEEP JAMES LONEY!