Pirates Notebook: Dodgers interested in Maholm: "A report Tuesday night by ESPN's Buster Olney said the Dodgers want a starter and a reliever, adding that they also seek cash relief. The Pirates are open to trading a veteran reliever out of their group of Octavio Dotel, Brendan Donnelly, D.J. Carrasco and Javier Lopez. Moreover, the Pirates have continuing payroll flexibility."
If the Dodgers need payroll relief and the Pirates have no money issues as reported, then this looks like a great way for the Pirates to leverage their veteran pieces, no?