The Dodgers are really trying to make a run into the post-season. They acquired Ricky Nolasco from the Miami Marlins, for Angel Sanchez, Josh Wall, and Steven Ames. Nolasco made his last start Wednesday against the Braves.
Ricky Nolasco was scouted by multiple teams, after he has posted a 3.85 ERA with a 5-8 record. He has a career 4.44 ERA. Nolasco has not pitched at Dodgers Stadium yet this season.
The Dodgers gave up RHP Angel Sanchez (no. 8 prospect), RHP Steven Ames (unranked), and RHP Josh Wall (unranked). Wall and Ames will go straight to Marlins AAA.
With a career 4.44 ERA, I believe Nolasco was given at too high of a price. Maybe the high-powered Dodgers offense can help him get more wins. But, Sanchez, Wall, and Ames seem like they can have more promising careers than Nolasco, and can help bolster the pitching staff that includes Jose Fernandez, who has great stuff and could help the new young pitchers grow in the Marlins system. The Marlins system is very good, and these new "toys" may be able to help Miami in the future.
I feel this deal is pretty lopsided, so the Dodgers really need to show that they are contenders with Nolasco. It needs to start now.