Dodgers Focused On Pineiro, Padilla

WEDNESDAY, 11:22pm: Dylan Hernandez tweets that in addition to Pineiro and Padilla, the Dodgers have recently contacted the agents for Braden Looper and Garland.

WEDNESDAY, 7:06pm: The Dodgers are open to bringing back Padilla if they are unable to land Pineiro, a major league source told Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports.

9:55am: It's been a quiet offseason for the Dodgers, as they've unloaded Juan Pierre while adding Jamey Carroll and a cast of minor league signings.  With Randy Wolf joining the Brewers, there's still a strong need to add a veteran starting pitcher.

The Dodgers' search is focused on Joel Pineiro and Vicente Padilla, reports MLB.com's Ken Gurnick.  Gurnick indicates they've backed off on Jon Garland.  The Dodgers are aiming for a one-year deal, which might put Pineiro out of reach.  Still, ESPN's Buster Olney wrote today that the Dodgers "are going through the process of getting approval for the funds necessary to make a Pineiro deal."  Ed Price of AOL FanHouse tweeted Monday that the Mets were talking to Pineiro about a two-year deal in the $15MM range, so it's probably a two-horse race. 

A reunion with Padilla seems likely, especially if his price starts to plummet.  Early in the offseason, interest was mutual.  The Dodgers' main competition appears to be the Cardinals, who are trying to stretch $6-7MM across several needs.


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51 Comments on "Dodgers Focused On Pineiro, Padilla"


johannahahahaha
5 years 7 months ago

yay pineiro

bigpat
5 years 7 months ago

I think he’d slot in perfectly at the #3 spot, they really need to sign a starter. If he comes at that price, he should be a bargain. I didn’t think he was worth anything near a 3/30 deal but I thought someone would give him one.

dodgers_suck
5 years 7 months ago

i honestly don’t think pineiro will go to the dodgers unless they go beyond 1 year. i heard they’re thinking 1 year and the mets are going 2 yrs. interesting to see what happens.

dodgers_suck
5 years 7 months ago

i honestly don’t think pineiro will go to the dodgers unless they go beyond 1 year. i heard they’re thinking 1 year and the mets are going 2 yrs. interesting to see what happens.

Redbirds16
5 years 7 months ago

The Cards will stand pat, I believe. I think the club likes having a little financial flexibility going into the season so they can address concerns as they arise. But setting that aside…

The Cards from all reports could have easily moved on Ryan Church at the salary he received from the Pirates, but didn’t. Indicating to me that their either loyal to Ankiel (to some extent) or focusing on pitching. I’d think pitching would be best, an innings-eating groundball starter for ~ $4 million. A guy who could have a 5.00 ERA but will log 200 innings and pitch through his bad games and keep the club in the game often enough to win 12 games on the season.

But I don’t imagine the Cards would complain about a LH OF bat off the bench, preferably one that can play CF in addition to the corners, which Ankiel provides. And who knows about working with McGwire, he’s gotten great reviews. And of course Chris Duncan is still out there.

Finally there’s Lopez. I’ve heard tidbits about a bad clubhouse guy, but I don’t really know enough to make a judgment. But he would be an ideal solution. Plays infield. Serviceable corner outfielder. Switch hitter. Maybe some work with Oquendo (read fielding genius) and he’d be a wonderful addition to the club. Figures to get minimum 300 PA over the course of the year.

riotmute
5 years 7 months ago

They should really just pony up and sign Pinero, he would be a great addition to their rotation

lableedsblue
5 years 7 months ago

PInero would do well at Dodger stadium given his ground ball rate. Padilla can slide into that 5th spot, and it should be a solid rotation.
Kershaw
Bills
Pinero
Kuroda
Padilla/McDonald

5 years 7 months ago

I like your rotate if Bills, and Kuroda stay healthy they have a chance to make it al the way to the W.S

bleedblueking
5 years 7 months ago

best rotation proposal ive seen yet

mochajoe
5 years 7 months ago

Padilla to the Dodgers makes sense

vtadave
5 years 7 months ago

Dodgers have the money to go 2/15 on Pineiro, but who knows whether they will. It does make some sense considering Kuroda’s contract is up after next year to have Pineiro locked up through 2011.

oscargamble
5 years 7 months ago

not with the mccourt’s divorce pending do they have the money

vtadave
5 years 7 months ago

Not sure if you’re saying they don’t have the money or if you’re asking whether they do. Fact is, they do, but none of us know whether they will spend it.

chemteck29
5 years 7 months ago

No way the Dodgers can realisticly hope to sign Pineiro for 1 yr! Not going to happen, Padilla is far more likely.

dodgerman16
5 years 7 months ago

Dodgers are going to sign Padilla, he showed interest in coming back last year, and Padilla pitched very good for us this season. I’d have his as our 3rd starter…

Kershaw
Bills
Padilla
Kuroda
Haegar/Elbert/Lindblom

SmackSaw
5 years 7 months ago

They need them both. Dodger fans deserve it.

dodgerdog9
5 years 7 months ago

I totally agree!! If they can get Pineiro AND Padilla, it’ll be a solid rotation. Look at it this way, the Dodgers STILL wouldn’t have a dominant #1 starter, but they’d have a 5-man rotation made up of 2 #2’s and 3 #3’s. I’d be MORE than okay with that!

dodgerdog9
5 years 7 months ago

I totally agree!! If they can get Pineiro AND Padilla, it’ll be a solid rotation. Look at it this way, the Dodgers STILL wouldn’t have a dominant #1 starter, but they’d have a 5-man rotation made up of 2 #2’s and 3 #3’s. I’d be MORE than okay with that!

mrdodgerfan
5 years 7 months ago

Im not getting my hopes up but a pineiro signing would be a good move but not great. I would rather dodgers sign sheets or hill rather then padilla. Imagine a rotation with a healthy sheets or hill or even Chien-Ming Wang
Kershaw
Bills
Pinero
Kuroda
Sheets/Hill/Chien-Ming Wang/McDonald

waltersbigsley
5 years 7 months ago

Dodgers need guys who are likely to stay healthy more than a high risk/reward gamble. Money too tight to take chances.

mrdodgerfan
5 years 7 months ago

Every year the Dodgers are tight with money and in the case of pedilla is not if he can stay healthy its his off field problems. so you are taking a risk there and in pineiro’s record youll see its a risk as well. We truly in need of an ace and the only ones that can truly live up to that are sheets or hill . so no matter what your taking a risk with padilla ill rather take a chance on a high risk/high reward then a High risk/no reward with padilla just ask the rangers.

waltersbigsley
5 years 7 months ago

Order of Preference: It all depends on how much McCourt loosens the purse strings.Piniero + PadillaPiniero + 2bmanPadilla + 2bmanPinieroPadilla

nycalexs26
5 years 7 months ago

The mccourt divorce is really hurting the dodgers. The mets have more money to offer to pinero. The giants ,rockies and d backs must be loving how dodgers major moves off season are just minor league signings. If you havent pay attention the past two years the dodgers need a ace and dodgers fans kershaw and bills are not.I know one thing the dodgers are not getting past philles . Everybody talks about their teams having the best rotation. Just wait madsion Bumgarner arrive that a future ace pitching in 5th spot for the giants rotation.

xTheHalosx
5 years 7 months ago

In english next time, please..

vtadave
5 years 7 months ago

Agreed.

markjsunz
5 years 7 months ago

Doubtful they are willing to give either one a payday. Mr.& Mrs. McCourt are going to rip each other to shreds in there divorce proceedings.We will be lucky if they do not have a fire sale before the season is over.

ThinkBlue10
5 years 7 months ago

stop with all the BS that dodgers are going to have a fire sale, just stop because its getting ridiculous and annoying. If anything the dodgers will get sold.

markjsunz
5 years 7 months ago

That is my opinion, you have no way of knowing anymore that is going to happen then I do. If you do not care for opinions other then your own stay off this site.

markjsunz
5 years 7 months ago

That is my opinion, you have no way of knowing anymore that is going to happen then I do. If you do not care for opinions other then your own stay off this site.

5 years 7 months ago

If they somehow land BOTH of these guys, look out!

5 years 7 months ago

I can’t tell if you’re being facetious or not but if not – two scrubs don’t make an ace.

dodgers1111
5 years 7 months ago

Dodgers will only sign them if they can defer money over the next 10 years.

dire straits
5 years 7 months ago

Hard to gather up genuine excitement over Dodgers focusing their attention on mediocre pitchers with less than stellar career numbers rather than guys like Sheets with high upside.

gunger69
5 years 7 months ago

yeah with an injury prone guy like sheets? no way dude.

dire straits
5 years 7 months ago

Vicente Padilla isn’t quite the rubber arm. He has a history of injuries too. I’ll call your Sheets’ injury prone statement and I’ll raise you Padilla’s nutcase history.

dire straits
5 years 7 months ago

Vicente Padilla isn’t quite the rubber arm. He has a history of injuries too. I’ll call your Sheets’ injury prone statement and I’ll raise you Padilla’s nutcase history.

markjsunz
5 years 7 months ago

Google Sheets numbers he is a three game over .500 pitcher. They would be better off taking a chance with a guy like padilla. He will come much cheaper.

markjsunz
5 years 7 months ago

Google Sheets numbers he is a three game over .500 pitcher. They would be better off taking a chance with a guy like padilla. He will come much cheaper.

Fallo
5 years 7 months ago

He, he, the broke dodgers who signed Manny last year and drove almost 4mil, and not spend nothing, will surprise you with signing both, he…

Fallo
5 years 7 months ago

He, he, The Broke Dodgers who signed Manny last year, 4mil in attendance and had spent nada, will surprise you signing BOTH, he…

bleedblueking
5 years 7 months ago

the rangers didnt like padilla because none of them would talk to him or at least try, i believe noone on that club spoke spanish so he was completely alienated. here in LA he has furcal, bellisario etc. the dodgers are not looking for an ace there are non out there on the market, the only way i see the dodgers aquiring an “ace” is by aquiring at the trade deadline id say the mariners would be willing to give up lee, theres no way they can keep both hernandez and lee, dont think they will be contenders for the AL WEST this year.

the dodgers wont be having a fire sale.