LA Dodgers trade partner?
With the Dodgers about to sign Zack Greinke to a 6 YR deal and possibly beating the deadline to sign Ryu Hyun-Jinthe Dodgers would have 8 starting pitchers on their roster. Chris Capuano, Aaron Harang and Ted Lilly would be available in a trade.
Ted Lilly 2013 $12M
Aaron Harang 2013 $7M, with 2014 mutual option between $7M and $8M ($2M buyout)
Chris Capuano 2013 $6M, 2014 $8M mutual option ($1M buyout)
I would prefer Capuano to the other 2 pitchers. If the Twins could add Anibal Sanchez to a long term contract they could have a very good rotation once again. Just think of the following rotation and tell me that they would not be on the road to being contenders.
1. Anibal Sanchez
2. Scott Diamond
3. Chris Capuano
4. Vance Worley
5. Liam Hendricks, Kyle Gibson or another FA Brett Myers?
Overpay for Sanchez and get Capuano and you could be near the top of the AL Central. I know Diamond is not a #2 but with budget limitations you have to make due with what you have.