Buzz: Dodgers bow out of Halladay talks

si.com’s Jon Heyman reports the Dodgers have bowed out of the Roy Halladay sweepstakes, deeming the price to high to pay.

Instead, the Dodgers are now turning their attention on beefing up their bullpen, with Orioles closer George Sherrill very high on their list.

This makes sense, as I just didn’t see the Dodgers meeting the required asking price of Chad Billingsley or Clayton Kersaw, even for an ace like Halladay. The Dodgers will not plug one hole on the big league team while creating another.

I do feel there is a better than 50-50 chance the Dodgers do make a move, most likely the bullpen.

And from what I can gather the prospects other teams continue to ask about are RHP’s James McDonald, Ethan Martin, Chris Withrow and Josh Lindblom; shortstop Devaris Gordon, and outfielder Andrew Lambo, the former Newbury Park High standout.

Of those players, I wouldn’t be surprised if McDonald is the one who gets dealt.

Facebook Twitter Plusone Digg Reddit Stumbleupon Tumblr Email