Even after pulling off one of the biggest trades in recent memory, the Dodgers are not done dealing.
According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, Los Angeles is looking to add another starting pitcher.
Three weeks after the trade deadline passed, L.A. completed a blockbuster trade with Boston. In what was essentially one of the largest salary dumps in MLB history, the Red Sox sent Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford and Josh Becket to the Dodgers in exchange for prospects in a nine-player deal.
Now, Los Angeles is looking to make another move by Aug. 31, the last day any trades can be made.
One possible option for L.A. is Joe Saunders. The starting pitcher cleared waivers and can be traded to any team in the majors.
The Diamondbacks may be considering the possibility of dealing Saunders because of their excess of starting pitching. Arizona currently has a six-man rotation, after calling up rookie Tyler Skaggs from the minor leagues.
Arizona isn't completely out of the playoff picture, but at seven games back in the division and the wild card race, they're not likely to make the postseason. Saunders is a free agent at the end of the season, and it might be wise for the Diamondbacks to trade him and make sure they don't lose him for nothing.
The Dodgers just dealt some of their best prospects, but they wouldn't have to give up that much for what could amount to being just a one-month rental. A low-level prospect would probably get the job done.
Saunders has been an average pitcher for most of his seven-year career. This season, he's 6-10 with a 4.22 ERA and a 1.36 WHIP. His best season came in 2008 when he won 17 games and pitched to a 3.41 ERA.
Saunders would become the fifth starter on an already strong rotation. Clayton Kershaw, Chris Capuano, Chad Billingsley and Aaron Harang have all pitched to ERA's under 3.70.
He'd replace Joe Blanton, who has yet to find success since coming to L.A. from Philadelphia. Blanton is 0-3 with a 7.71 ERA with Los Angeles.
The Dodgers have been the most active team this season. In addition to their deal with the Red Sox, L.A. also traded for Hanley Ramirez and Shane Victorino before the July 31 deadline. The new ownership group is doing whatever it can to ensure that the team makes the playoffs in 2012.
"We did this for our fans. We want to win now," said Magic Johnson, who was a part of the group that bought the Dodgers in March for $2.15 billion. "When you bring in the type of players that we've brought in, it sends a message to our fans that we want to win. Our players are extremely happy."
Los Angeles is two games behind San Francisco in the National League West. They have 34 games left in the season, including six against the Giants.