MLB: Dodgers land Ted Lilly and Ryan Theriot from the Cubs
The Dodgers acquired P Ted Lilly and 2B/SS Ryan Theriot from the Chicago Cubs for 2B/3B Blake Dewitt, P Brett Wallach and P Kyle Smit. The Dodgers acquired one of the most sought left handers at the trade deadline in P Ted Lilly. Ted Lilly is a good pitcher and will fit nicely as the Dodgers 4th or 5th pitcher. Don’t let his 3-8 record fool you, his ERA is 3.69 and a WHIP of 1.14. Ryan Theriot will be an instant fit for the regular second baseman Blake Dewitt who was dealt to the Cubs.
The Dodgers also bulked up the bullpen by adding the Pittsburgh Pirates closer Octavio Dotel and cash for P James McDonald, and OF Andrew Lambo. Dotel is coming to the Dodgers with a 4.28 ERA, 21 Saves, and 48 Strikeouts.