Saturday, August 28, 2010

Manny Seemed Lonely, So Ted Lilly Also Placed On Waivers

Ned Colletti is wisely bracing himself for a fire sale:

DENVER -- Ted Lilly is the latest Dodgers player to be placed on waivers by the club, according to FOX Sports.

The team is believed to have placed on waivers virtually all of its upcoming free agents to provide flexibility should management decide that a postseason berth is not realistic and it's time to plan for 2011.

Lilly is 5-0 since being acquired from the Cubs before the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline.

The Dodgers' upcoming free agents are Brad Ausmus, Rod Barajas, Ronnie Belliard, Octavio Dotel, Jay Gibbons, Reed Johnson, Hiroki Kuroda, Lilly, Manny Ramirez, Scott Podsednik and Jeff Weaver.

The way I see it, why not? Again, I think jumping three or four more teams with 33 to play is a little ambitious. And if Colletti can get Paul Konerko for Ramirez? And Mark Buehrle for Ted Lilly? That would be pretty cool.

Yeah, right.

6 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

This placing of upcoming free agents onto the waiver wire is essentially pro forma. A GM would be a bad GM by not doing so.

Now, we COULD have a fire sale, but I continue to believe the placing of folks like Lilly onto the waiver wire isn't a leading indicator for such.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Am I the only one finding myself trying to explain to people that the Dodgers are not trying to get rid of Blake, Lilly, Podsednik, and others by placing them on waivers? I really wish news outlets would explain just how common it is for an entire roster to be placed on waivers.

Dusty Baker said...

Exactly.

Neeebs said...

The ship is sinking. Man the lifeboats.

Paul said...

I for one will be glad when this deadline is over. I understand the waiver thing but as a fan never liked it much and this year there has been a big media overload.

Still most of the time nothing big comes from
it.

Go Dodgers!

Paul said...

I think I just repeated what you guys said.

So I should tyoe I agree.

I need coffee.