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Dodgers didn't settle for Ted Lilly

Thursday's shutout of Colorado proves L.A. made a smart move to acquire him

Updated: August 20, 2010, 10:53 AM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- As the front office of the Los Angeles Dodgers formulated a wish list of available starting pitchers in the weeks leading up to baseball's annual trading deadline, Ted Lilly of the Chicago Cubs was on that list, but he wasn't very high on it. So, when the Dodgers finalized a five-player deal with the Cubs just hours before the deadline to bring Lilly back to the organization that drafted him all those years ago, there was an unmistakable feeling that they were settling for something ...

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