Talk about selling low ... but the Dodgers might value a free 40-man roster spot over getting proper value for Michael Grove, who just hasn't been "it" for LA. Just when it looked like he was getting back on track, the Reds shelled him on Sunday for eight earned runs on 10 hits and a walk in six innings.
Grove is already in his age-26 season, and another team might value his team control as a throw-in for a potential deal. A patient, rebuilding team might see the positives in his game and might be willing to take a shot. After all, he managed to turn it around nicely last year in the hitter-friendly Texas and PCL leagues with the Dodgers' Double- and Triple-A affiliates.
The Dodgers don't need Grove. They have plenty of prospect depth behind him. Right now, he's being utilized because of injuries and his main goal has been to eat as many innings as possible. He pitched six innings on Sunday and managed decent outings against the Blue Jays, Orioles, Angels and Pirates in his previous four appearances.
He could've really helped the Dodgers by not imploding against the Reds, but Friedman has a way of coaxing other teams to buy on depreciated assets. Don't count it out here.