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Dodgers Searching For Pitching

With the deadline rapidly approaching the Los Angeles Dodgers are looking for pitching, and more specifically bullpen help, this according to Dylan Hernandez of the L.A. Times.

The Dodgers have summoned scouts to look at several relievers including George Sherrill of Baltimore, John Grabow and Matt Capps of Pittsburgh, and a three relievers from Cincinnati, David Weathers, Francisco Cordero and Arthur Rhodes.

Several insiders around baseball believe the Dodgers youthful, and inexperienced pitching could be a severe problem for the team as they approach a playoff run.

However, GM Ned Colletti still has confidence in his staff.

"The pitching has held up pretty well," Colletti said. "That said, you can never have enough."

The Dodgers have also been rumored to be among one of the teams interested in veteran starter's Roy Halladay and Cliff Lee. While the team would love to add one of these aces it's likely they would have to part with young left-hander Clayton Kershaw, and all indication is the Dodgers have no intent in doing so.

Ultimately, the Dodgers may be better suited looking for a second tier starter such as the Diamondbacks Doug Davis or the Mariners Erik Bedard. The price would be considerably less than Halladay or Lee. Additionally, the Dodgers don't have the deepest farm system, and any effort to acquire Lee or Halladay would probably require them to give up players from their current major league roster. If they wanted a pitcher like Davis or Bedard they could probably swing a deal without giving up major league talent.