Monday, July 27, 2009

Dodgers linked with George Sherrill

Before tonight's beatdown from the Cardinals, a report from Ed Price of AOL Fanhouse, via Twitter, said the Dodgers are "in" on Oriole closer George Sherrill. It says the Orioles are interested in Scott Elbert, but are concerned about his past injury concerns (missed the majority of the 2007 season with a shoulder injury).

Elbert was the 17th pick in the first round of the 2004 MLB Draft out of Seneca High School in Missouri. Elbert boasts a starter's arsenal and great athletic ability. He has a fastball that sits in the low 90s and can get up to the mid 90s, a slurvy-type breaking ball that is in the low 80s and a fringe change up. Presumably, the Orioles would want another decent prospect in return, which is more than do-able for the Dodgers. Sherrill would be an awfully nice addition to the bullpen, which just got Hong-Chih Kuo back from a nearly season-long absence. Sherrill isn't an overpowering guy, but he knows how to get lefties out and is especially tough with runners in scoring position.

I think if the Dodgers make any trades before Friday, this will be the one.

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