- There's not a lot of optimism within the Dodgers' organization that the club will be able to add much payroll to improve its pitching staff, writes ESPN.com's Buster Olney (Twitter link). Dodgers GM Ned Colletti told MLBTR's Tim Dierkes that the team's ability to make a deal depends on many variables.
What should be made of this? Is this a smoke screen hoping that GMs will ask for less prospects knowing the Dodgers will take money, them trying to convince fans, or even trying to convince themselves everything is ok? Also, does this hint at a bigger commitment, ie Haren or Oswalt?