Los Angeles Dodgers scouting the Mets

Posted: July 12, 2013 in News, Opinion
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By Steven InmanimagesCAU5LIB3

Less than three weeks before the trade deadline, the Los Angeles Dodgers have a scout watching the Mets, according to Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com.

That does not mean a trade will materialize before the July 31 deadline, but it is worth monitoring. The Dodgers have been buying just about every player they can so I’m sure they have scouts at other ballparks too.

I wonder if this has anything to with Bobby Parnell. The Dodgers could use some bullpen help and they do have some nice prospects including SP Zach Lee and SS Corey Seager (Kyle’s brother) and my personal favorite OF Joc Peterson.

The Mets wont move Parnell unless they get absolutely bowled over. Keep in mind so far the trade market for relievers has been very scarce.

I don’t think this has anything to do with RF Andre Ethier although that is just speculation on my part. If Ethier is moved it likely would be a salary dump so why would the Dodgers have a scout following the Mets. Well have to wait and see with a few weeks left before the trade deadline.

  1. Michael Young says:

    Steve – All I can say is if the Mets are still rebuilding and they should be then the name of the game is prospects and more prospects and for Parnell they better be top prospects and yes I used the word “they.” Remember how the Rays stay away from the free agent market and over the years just continued to stock pile propects. Well the did make it to the World Series using that strategy and the Mets, if they are smart like the Rays, can do the same thing. I do know one thing I don’t want the Mets to trade Parnell for Andre Ethier and if no trade for Parnell is made it will suit me just fine as well. Mike

    • Steven Inman says:

      Yeah Mike I’m still very skeptical the Mets will trade Bobby Parnell. Because of the relief market right now when the Phillies won’t trade Papelbon, the twins won’t trade Perkins it seems that the Mets could ask for any prospect they wanted for Bobby Parnell. If the Mets can’t get what they want for Parnell they could simply hold onto him and
      Deal him in the off-season, next summer or simply sign him to a long-term contract. Thanks again Mike

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