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Dodgers are reportedly calling around for -- are you ready? -- starting pitching

May 12, 2010 |  4:34 pm
Now, let’s understand this is highly unlikely. Teams almost never make even a semi-significant trade in May … although that is the month Mike Piazza was sent to Florida.

Still, it’s interesting to note that even the Dodgers’ front office has come to the realization that the team just don’t have enough starting pitching to win a pennant.

Not exactly a revelation, but at least an apparent admission.’s Jason Stark reported that the Dodgers have been calling clubs this week trying to find starting pitching.

Hey, it doesn’t hurt to ask.

Stark also reported that the Braves and Mariners were looking for a bat. I’m thinking the Mariners aren’t ready to move Cliff Lee just yet.

The Braves, however, are an offensive mess. They’re being led by a rookie, Jason Heyward. Catcher Brian McCann, outfielders Melky Cabrera and Nate McLouth, shortstop Yunel Escobar and aging third baseman Chipper Jones are having a contest to see who can get off to the worst start.

The return of Derek Lowe?

-- Steve Dilbeck