…and I am terrified. Basically every writer with a Twitter account claims that Ted Lilly to the Dodgers is imminent, with claims that Paul Maholm is headed west only slightly running behind. I made it very clear why I think trading for either of them is a bad idea, so I won’t repeat myself, but: the next few hours are going to be painful.
Regarding Manny, Ken Rosenthal claims that the White Sox are going to take one more shot at him. Rosenthal’s on MLB Network right now, saying that the White Sox originally wanted the Dodgers to pay all but $1m of Manny’s salary and wouldn’t give up any prospects of note, which is hilarious. Jon Heyman says the Dodgers came back with a request of prospect Dayan Viciedo, a 21-year-old Cuban 3B with an .855 OPS at AAA this year.
I’m not totally against the idea of trading Manny if it’s worth it, but I can’t imagine there’s any deal out there that would be. With the way the offense is struggling, the only way this works is if Manny comes back and hits, because you can’t go from Manny to Scott Podsednik and think that’s an equivalent move.