C.C. Sabathia headed this way?

Probably not. Not at this point, anyway. But according to multiple industry sources, the Dodgers have more than a passing interest in acquiring the reigning A.L. Cy Young Award winner — IF the price is right. From what I understand, right now, it isn’t. Sabathia is a free agent at season’s end, so acquiring him carries with it the chance that he will be nothing more than a two-month rental. Dodgers aren’t going to give up a ton of prospects for that. … The other rumor out there centers on Jack Wilson, the Pittsburgh shortstop, who would seem to me to be exactly what the Dodgers need and exactly what they’re looking for. He is an everyday-caliber SS, a former All-Star who can hit, and he has a year left on his contract — plus a clup option for 2010. … Dodgers GM Ned Colletti declined to comment on either possibility. “It’s just rumor,” he said. … Sabathia’s $9 million salary for this year automatically bumped to $11 million when he won last year’s Cy. Wilson is getting $6.5 million this year and $7.25 million next year. The option is for $8.4 million with a $600k buyout.

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  • Brooklyn Dodger

    I agree that the Dodgers wouldn’t “give up a ton of prospects…” for a Sabathia rental. I don’t know who Sabathia’s agent is, but I doubt if he would agree to sign a multi-year contract now and forgo free agency.

    As I noted about Wilson in the previous thread, I wouldn’t be prepared to offer mutiple solid prospects given that the Dodgers would be doing the Pirates a favor by taking a major financial burden off their hands. Wilson has been a good player, but he does bring some caveats, and isn’t worth the price of premium prospects.

  • The_Great_Arcade_Fire

    Trading for C.C. would be a mistake. We don’t need a pitcher anyways.

    I’m not a big fan of Wilson’s we’d probably be better off just hoping Nomas stays healthy and has something close to the first half of the 2005 season.

  • The_Great_Arcade_Fire

    Trading for C.C. would be a mistake. We don’t need a pitcher anyways.

    I’m not a big fan of Wilson’s we’d probably be better off just hoping Nomas stays healthy and has something close to the first half of the 2005 season.

  • craig_a

    Dude, you are unreal. Jack Wilson is “exactly the guy the Dodgers need?” Kinda like how Maza and Berroa are too? Jack Wilson is flat-out terrible to the tune of a career .691 OPS. So I guess in that regard, yes, he should be the sort of guy Ned Colletti would acquire: useless, talentless, and expensive.