It sounds like the Dodgers are reluctant to trade for Ted Lilly (or at least are reluctant to pay any of his salary) unless Ryan Theriot is in the deal. Why they have such a hard on for Theriot is unclear to anyone who has, you know, watched him play.

The ball appears to be in the Cubs’ court – include Theriot in the Lilly deal, or send him to the Dbacks with James Russell for Kelly Johnson?