Chicago Cubs Lose Ted Lilly Deal To the L.A. Dodgers

August 2, 2010 by  

The recent trade that sent Ted Lilly to the LA Dodgers is a win for LA and a loss for the Cubs, though the move of Lilly certainly wasn't unexpected.

In the trade, which also sent Ryan Theriot to the Dodgers, the Cubs received second baseman Blake DeWitt and two low-level minor leaguers.

They also paid approximately half of the remaining salary due Lilly in the process.

The deal is a win for the Dodgers because they acquired a pitcher who is improving as he continues to get stronger after offseason surgery.

Meanwhile, the Cubs traded Ryan Theriot, and I know what you're thinking: So what?

Well, Theriot is a player who can actually be useful to a team as a utility infielder sin...

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