Report: Dodgers making push for Cliff Lee

Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi at are reporting the Dodgers are making a big push for Indians’ ace Cliff Lee.

Here is the specific item:

The Phillies look like the front-runners for Indians left-hander Cliff Lee. But the Dodgers were planning to make a “hard push” for Lee on Wednesday, according to a major-league source.

Whether the Dodgers will be too late remains to be seen. The Angels, too, are interested in Lee, while the Phillies also are pursuing Mariners left-hander Jarrod Washburn.

The Phillies scratched Class AAA right-hander Carlos Carrasco from his start on Wednesday, a strong indication that he is about to be traded.

I just don’t see it happening for the Dodgers, who seem unwilling to deal Clayton Kershaw or Chad Billingsley, and I’m convinced one or the other would have to be included in a deal for Lee.

Too many teams are expressing interest in Lee, especially now that no one can meet Toronto’s demands for Roy Halladay. The Phillies have enough minor league prospects to make a deal work for Lee, whereas all of the Dodgers best prospects are already on the big club.

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