Well with the Mariners spiraling downward and it almost being June, that means the Cliff Lee trade talks are starting to heat up. Because that will dominate the northwest for the next two months unless the Mariners magically start to hit and win games, let us take a look at the first time that has officially inquired about Clifford the Big Red Dog.
The Los Angelos Dodgers.
Now the Dodgers are in a very interesting position because of the pending divorce of their owners, so I don't think that this is a serious inquiry. They are in no position to take on any salary, and the Mariners will be asking for only top of the line prospects, as the Big Red Dog is one of the best pitchers in the game, plus his salary isn't outlandish.
Also, in looking at the Dodgers Farm System, they don't have the talent that is major league ready to appease the Mariners. They have some interesting prospects, but they are all lower than Double A and you would not trade a pitcher of Lee's caliber for prospects who were "A couple of years away"
On a scale of 1-10 I say the chance of Lee going to the Dodgers is: 2.5
As we hear more rumors here at the Real Seattle Sports Blog we will put up similar posts complete with the chances that Lee gets traded there.