The Los Angeles Dodgers have made a trade offer to the Astros in an attempt to acquire Carlos Lee. The Astros first-baseman has a limited no-trade clause in his contract and would have to approve such a deal. Lee sounded not-so-interested in moving to L.A. when speaking to reporters earlier today.
L.A. has made an offer. I just told Jeff (Luhnow) I want to see my options. I just want to wait and see what my options are.
Lee is still owed $9 million by the Astros for the remainder of the season and Luhnow would undoubtedly like to save some of that money. Brett Wallace has established himself as the heir apparent to Lee at 1B and the time is right to make a deal. It all depends on El Caballo now. Is he ready to leave his home in Texas for the next few months in an attempt to make one last run at the post-season?
The Dodgers have fallen on hard times and out of first place after losing ten of their last eleven games. The offense has sputtered without Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier. The two sluggers have missed considerable time due to injuries and opposing pitchers have exploited an otherwise lackluster attack. One player that has been rumored to be involved in the unlikely deal is Dodgers Class A pitcher Garrett Gould.