The Dodgers and Astros are discussing a trade that would send Jed Lowrie to Los Angeles for Zach Lee (L.A.'s top prospect) and Garret Gould, per Buster Olney. There is a "50/50" chance the deal goes down.
Thanks for posting it.
I hope it's not true. I'd rather give up Lowrie and land some nice prospects than part with Lee for a bag of balls.
"10:11pm: The Dodgers asked about Lowrie, but he's now not in the current talks, tweets Buster Olney of ESPN.com. A source says that there's a 50-50 shot that Carlos Lee accepts a deal to Los Angeles for pitching prospects."
I'll give Luhnow some serious props if he can deal Lee for anything half-decent.
I think Luhnow is too good as GM, unbelievable, if this happens, he turned Mark Melancon our former closer who is Bostons AAA pitcher into Jed Lowrie and Kyle Weiland, to maybe a Zach Lee
Melancon>Jed Lowrie and Weiland> Zach Lee a 20 year #1 pitching prospect from the Dodgers
A story on the possible trade.
I have to say that I don't care for the idea of losing Lowrie for just two prospects, but Zach Lee would be a massive boost to this system that is still lacking in high-upside pitching. He was the #62 prospect in the country coming into this year, and that was just with A-ball experience under his belt; he looked solid in the California League and just made his first start in AA and was excellent. This guy could easily be a Top 50 by next season and his ETA to the Majors is sometime in 2014. Huge boost. Gould is also a really nice pitching prospect; getting them both would be huge. Huge.
But that said, I wouldn't mind holding onto Lowrie at least a little longer; I have to wonder if his slump has hurt his stock a bit, since he doesn't have a strong history to fall back on (then again, maybe it's best to deal him now in case he really does fall apart long-term).
If Luhnow manages to get Lee in LA though for just about anything, wow.
If the rebuilding process is serious, then every player on the current roster should be considered expendable, especially the older players.
Lowrie is good bait for talented prospects - but we have to make absolutely certain that we are not getting dumped with pre-existing medical problems which are "hidden" from us - (see JMax and his floating bone chip)
dodger fan here in peace. looks like the deal is shaping up to be carlos lee for garrett gould, our #10 prospect.
here's the write up on gould from mlb.com's list of each team's top prospects:
Garrett Gould Rank: 10Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (A+)ETA: 2014Position: RHPAge: 20, DOB: 07/19/1991Bats: R, Throws: RHeight: 6' 4", Weight: 190Drafted: 2009, 2nd (65) The Dodgers brought Gould along slowly, but when they finally introduced him to full-season ball in 2011, he certainly seemed ready. The right-hander was a Midwest League All-Star and led the system in ERA (2.40). He won’t light up the radar gun, but he has a good three-pitch mix and knows how to use it. His curve can be a plus pitch and he's got a changeup to back up the fastball. Without the plus fastball, people will want to see how he fares against more advanced hitters, but so far so good.