Breaking News: Dodgers acquire Greg Maddux

My boy Dylan Hernandez, the Dodgers beat writer at the Los Angeles Times, reports the Dodgers reached an agreement with the Padres on a deal to acquire Maddux.

Dylan writes:

“The Dodgers today reached agreement with the San Diego Padres on a deal to acquire veteran pitcher Greg Maddux, according to a person familiar with the deal, speaking on condition of anonymity because the deal had not been announced.

Dodger spokesman Josh Rawitch and General Manager Ned Colletti said no deal was in place, and declined to say whether the club was even in discussions about Maddux. Major League Baseball forbids club officials from discussing possible trades involving players who have been placed on waivers.

This should help the Dodgers rotation since it looks like their relievers can’t hold leads. I like this trade a lot.

And it’s funny I’m writing this right now with the TV in front of me at my desk playing the Dodgers re-broadcast of Monday’s game when they blew a 5-1 lead in the 9th. Thankfully, Andre Ethier saved the day with a walk-off home run, yet again.