With the MLB trade deadline approaching ever so quickly and their bank account seemingly thin, the Los Angeles Dodgers can't help but explore the current free agent market with hopes that one lost player may be the ticket to help them return to the playoffs.
There are quite a few players looking for jobs at this point in the season; but players like Brandon Backe, Josh Towers, Adam Eaton, Elijah Dukes, and Bartolo Colon are virtually unemployable, despite having hopes to return to the game.
However, after reviewing the current free agent list, several names suggest potential. By taking a chance on one of these players, there's the possibility that they may be that one small missing part of a well-oiled machine. It's not always about pure ability alone, as game experience, personality, attitude, and coachability go a long way in developing team chemistry.
The following frames outline a few of those players who stand out the most among all free agents. With a small gamble, the Dodgers take a chance on a guy with minimal risk, and possibly score a player who will contribute down the home stretch of the 2010 season.