The Dodgers acquired Anthony Jackson from the Rockies to complete the Octavio Dotel trade.
The Dodgers had netted Dotel originally from the Pirates at the trade deadline for starting pitcher James McDonald and prospect Andrew Lambo. That deal was a big step back in L.A. as McDonald blossomed into a starter once given a chance and Lambo is a strong prospect with only makeup issues.
The deal looked even worse when Dotel pitched only 18 2/3 innings for the Dodgers before the team gave up on contending and schlepped Dotel off to Colorado for the final push. Dotel appeared in 5 1/3 innings for Colorado.
Jackson is 26 and has never played above Double-A, so the return for Dotel was nothing for the Dodgers. Essentially, they made a bad trade to start with and now it's horrific in hindsight.
Jackson posted a .251/.351/.325 line in Double-A for 2010 in 515 plate appearances. Over a five-year career, Jackson has a .252/.331/.340 line. He's organizational filler and nothing more.
-- Evan Brunell
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