Today on the show we had Bill Shaikin of the LA Times on to discuss both the Dodgers and Angels current situations as the trading deadline approaches.
The trade of Matt Holiday to the Cardinals doesn’t affect what the Dodgers will do with the upcoming trade deadline, according to Shaikin. He went on to say, “I don’t know that the Holliday trade affects what the Dodgers are going to do with Halladay because the Dodgers were not looking for a power hitting outfielder. In fact they have too many outfielders already. They are looking for pitching help and of course Roy Halladay is the best that you are going to be able to get this year.”
Shaikin also went on to explain why the Dodgers can’t trade a lot of their young players, which is what opposing teams want to trade for, saying,“In the case of the Dodgers, all of their best young players are in the majors, and certainly the Dodgers cant go trading two or three of those guys right now.”
Shaikin also explained why the Angels will most likely not pursue Roy Halladay, saying,“They(the Angels) certainly like Halladay and they’re certainly looking into it…But the idea that the Angels would have to trade the four or five players that they would have to trade to get Halladay just doesn’t fit how they do their business.”
We also had David Murphy of the Philadelphia Daily News on to talk Phillies and trades. He says that there is a chance of the Phillies pursuing Mariner Jarrod Washburn, saying, “The Phillies have always had Jarrod Washburn on their radar.” He also talked about the threat that the Cardinals obtaining Holliday poses, and the Phillies’ needs this trade exposes, saying,“It underscores the need for them to obtain another pitcher–preferably a right handed pitcher like Halladay, who can square off against a team like the Cardinals in the post-season.”