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    Esteban Loaiza To Dodgers.. For Nothing

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    Given the $8MM+ owed to 35 year-old starter Esteban Loaiza, Billy Beane chose to hand him over to the Dodgers solely for salary relief. The Dodgers basically inherit Loaiza on a one-year, $7MM deal for 2008, which is less than he'd cost on the open market. If healthy he's a more than credible fourth starter. He had great success for the Nationals in the NL back in '05.

    Loaiza slots into the fourth slot for the rest of the season, behind Chad Billingsley but ahead of David Wells. Ned Colletti did a fine job adding two respectable starters for nothing. One consequence of the acquisition is that the Dodgers are likely to turn Randy Wolf loose rather than exercise his $9MM option, according to Ken Rosenthal.

    You can read a history of Loaiza's ailments and misdeeds since the A's signed him here.
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    I have to give it up to LA.. they got Wells and Loaiza for nothing.

    Wish the Reds could of done the same..
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    Re: Esteban Loaiza To Dodgers.. For Nothing

    Quote Originally Posted by RedLegSuperStar View Post
    I have to give it up to LA.. they got Wells and Loaiza for nothing.

    Wish the Reds could of done the same..
    I think the Reds probably passed on Loaiza, if I understand the waiver claim process. They would get a shot at him before the Dodgers.

    It wasn't for nothing; they're on the hook for over $8 million through next year now. I don;t want to pay that kind of scratch to Esteban Loaiza (though he does have a very cool name!).

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    Wouldn't you rather have Wolfe at $9M than Loiaza at $8M next year?
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    Re: Esteban Loaiza To Dodgers.. For Nothing

    Quote Originally Posted by Rojo View Post
    Wouldn't you rather have Wolfe at $9M than Loiaza at $8M next year?
    I'd choose door number 3.

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    Personally I wouldn't have been opposed to picking up Loazia for nothing. I can't think of any free agent starters this year who are any better and would be any cheaper than what Loaiza's being paid.
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    Re: Esteban Loaiza To Dodgers.. For Nothing

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
    Personally I wouldn't have been opposed to picking up Loazia for nothing. I can't think of any free agent starters this year who are any better and would be any cheaper than what Loaiza's being paid.
    Loaiza has had a tough time staying healthy ... pass.
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    Re: Esteban Loaiza To Dodgers.. For Nothing

    That Billy Beane is a smart guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
    Personally I wouldn't have been opposed to picking up Loazia for nothing. I can't think of any free agent starters this year who are any better and would be any cheaper than what Loaiza's being paid.

    Imagine Krivsky signing Loaiza for $8 million. Now imagine your reaction.
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    Re: Esteban Loaiza To Dodgers.. For Nothing

    Whatever happened to Odalis Perez? Are the Dodgers still paying him too?
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    If Loaiza stays healthy, the greatest likelihood is that he'd be a great value at $8M.
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    Re: Esteban Loaiza To Dodgers.. For Nothing

    Quote Originally Posted by oneupper View Post
    Whatever happened to Odalis Perez? Are the Dodgers still paying him too?
    Perez has been getting rocked in Kansas City for the duration of this season and parts of last season. He's pitched 263.2 innings since the beginning of last season, and he's posted Miltonesque numbers in that time span.

    I have no idea who's paying him - the Dodgers could be paying a chunk of Perez's salary to let him get lit up for Kansas City - but the only time I ever want to see Odalis Perez in GABP is if he's in a visitor's uniform.
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    Re: Esteban Loaiza To Dodgers.. For Nothing

    He's only pitched 14 innings this year and was bad last year. Pretty risky IMO.
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    Re: Esteban Loaiza To Dodgers.. For Nothing

    Quote Originally Posted by 15fan View Post
    That Billy Beane is a smart guy.
    Or lucky...Remember when he signed Loaiza to that contract? That was a head scratcher.
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    Re: Esteban Loaiza To Dodgers.. For Nothing

    Quote Originally Posted by pedro View Post
    He's only pitched 14 innings this year and was bad last year. Pretty risky IMO.
    If you're talking about Loaiza, he was very solid last season once healthy. Really solid.

    The risk centers on his health and really he's had some frustrating injuries as an A that aren't the type that would make you question his stuff (unlike a Milton whose knee injury basically made him a different pitcher).
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