With Brad Penny on the disabled list, the Dodgers are showing interest in veteran pitcher Greg Maddux. Maddux, who has reportedly cleared waivers, played for the Dodgers in 2005 when he was acquired from the Cubs. Padres GM Kevin Towers has already admitted to wanting to cut some payroll, and could easily do that while landing a solid prospect in a late trade with the desperate Dodgers. In 26 games this season, Maddux is 6-9 with a 3.99 ERA and 80 K. He would probably make six to seven starts for the Dodgers, and that could make a huge difference for the Dodgers, who are currently tied for first place.
Maddux is 53-40 with a 3.37 ERA in 109 games in the month of September, so he could definitely play a key role in their playoff run.