The Los Angeles Dodgers have two days left to make a waiver trade before the August 31st deadline. Behind in the NL Western Division by 10.5 games, they are out of contention and should be looking to add prospects for the future of the franchise.
The Dodgers, mired in controversy and injuries all season, actually have some players that contending teams could really appreciate. Veteran contributor and utility man Jamey Carroll has been a valuable piece to the Dodgers' rotation for the last two seasons, and deserves a chance at playing in the postseason. Jamey has led the Dodgers in many offensive categories, and has been second behind Matt Kemp in most others.
Catcher Rod Barajas should definitely be on the move soon too, as the Dodgers should try to get a prospect for the free agent backstop. Barajas has provided a good dose of power for the Dodgers, and could give a spark to a team with a lack of catching depth.
Depth is what pitchers Ted Lilly and Mike MacDougal would give a playoff bound team, and Lily has already cleared waivers. Lilly and MacDougal, veteran arms, will be quality additions to teams that need some rest for their current pitching staff.
Let's take a closer look at the four possible waiver deals General Manager Ned Colletti might make over the next couple days.