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Dodgers Inquire on Lee and Oswalt

The Dodgers inquired on both Roy Oswalt and Cliff Lee and got similar responses from the Astros and Mariners, reports Bill Shaikin of the LA Times. Both clubs told the Dodgers that they're not about to deal their respective aces now, but assured GM Ned Colletti that he would hear about it if anything changes.

The Dodgers have a rotation of Hiroki Kuroda, Clayton Kershaw, John Ely, Chad Billingsley and, soon, Vicente Padilla. That group, plus Carlos Monasterios, Charlie Haeger and Ramon Ortiz, has combined for a 4.20 ERA. 

The Dodgers have less payroll flexibility than some teams, but Colletti says the club could take on payroll in the right trade.

"I think it really depends on the deal," Colletti said.

Lee has about $5.7MM remaining on his deal, and Oswalt has about $29MM remaining on his. That could make Lee the more coveted pitcher, as Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports explained earlier tonight. It seems likely that the Astros will listen to offers for Oswalt, but there's no guarantee that the Mariners will shop Lee.

Yea, I know it is only an inquiry, but I still was very pleased to read this

http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2010/05/dodgers-inquire-on-oswalt-lee.html

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