MLB Trade Rumors 2012: Dodgers Won't Trade Zach Lee For Rental Player Like Ryan Dempster

The Los Angeles Dodgers won't trade top pitching prospect Zach Lee in a deal for a rental player such as Chicago Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. It had previously been speculated that Lee would fit in such a deal given Chicago's desire to add young pitching through trades this sumer.

As Rosenthal notes, the Dodgers need offense far more than they need pitching, so it's difficult to see them giving up arguably their most valuable pitching prospect in order to add a veteran pitcher that's due to hit free agency after the season.

Lee, 20, was rated as the No. 62 prospect in all of baseball by Baseball America before the season. After beginning the season by pitching fairly well in the hitter-friendly California League, he's struggled badly in four starts with Double-A Chattanooga since being promoted.

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago. For more comprehensive coverage, visitCubs blog Bleed Cubbie Blue. For more MLB coverage, check out Baseball Nation as well as MLB Daily Dish.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Chicago

You must be a member of SB Nation Chicago to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Chicago. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Chicago

You must be a member of SB Nation Chicago to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Chicago. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.