Quick Hits: Rockies, Dodgers, McDonald, Clippard

Links for Thursday night..

  • While I wondered if the Braves could be a match for the Cardinals as they look for pitching, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports suggests that the Rockies could be a match.  A major league source told Rosenthal that the Cards will first explore internal options before looking out-of-house.
  • Commissioner Bud Selig has rejected a proposal under which FOX would have loaned about $200MM to Dodgers owner Frank McCourt, three people familiar with the talks told Bill Shaikin of the LA Times.
  • Ex-Giant Juan Uribe is happy to be aboard with the Dodgers, writes John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle.
  • Former Dodgers pitcher James McDonald is excited to turn over a new leaf with the Pirates, writes Evan Drellich of MLB.com.  McDonald was shipped to Pittsburgh along with Andrew Lambo for Octavio Dotel last season. 
  • Nationals reliever Tyler Clippard says that he will continue to be represented by agent Casey Close, who is leaving CAA Sports, writes MLB.com's Bill Ladson.
  • Brewers right-handers Justin James and Shaun Marcum were drafted by Toronto in the same year but took very different paths to wind up in Milwaukee, writes Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.  James claimed off waivers by the Brewers from the A's this offseason.

30 Responses to Quick Hits: Rockies, Dodgers, McDonald, Clippard Leave a Reply

  1. syphercx 4 years ago

    First good news about the Cardinals in like 3 months!

  2. GoDoyers 4 years ago

    Juan Uribe is happy because the Dodgers overpaid for a fat infielder.

    • YourBase 4 years ago

      It’s a Jazz thing. You wouldn’t understand…

    • Dodgers outbid the giants by 1 million. Giants offered him a 3 year 20 million contract, while the Dodgers offered him a 3 year 21 million contract.

      • BlueSkyLA
        BlueSkyLA 4 years ago

        So clearly the Dodgers “overpaid.”

        • We’ll before everyone starts judging lets just wait and see how well he does for us before complaining.

          • BlueSkyLA
            BlueSkyLA 4 years ago

            I’m not complaining. Not totally thrilled, but not complaining either. For some people when the Dodgers sign a player it was because they overpaid, and when they don’t, it was because they were too cheap.

      • Yankee_Baal 4 years ago

        Wow, for real? I don’t understand how Pujols is only demanding his true value on the market and getting criticized by every multi-cellular organism that can type but Uribe who left the team that helped him re-emerge as a player for only one freaking million dollars (over 20) gets a free pass. Unbelievable.

  3. BlueSkyLA
    BlueSkyLA 4 years ago

    For LA “news,” we get a couple of fluff pieces about an ex-Dodger who now plays for the Pirates and the ex-Giant who now plays for the Dodgers, but no mention of the Dodger pitcher who just went under the knife. Maybe if it was a rumor about him contemplating his option for 2012 we’d have gotten three stories. Naaaah. It would still be LA.

  4. vtadave 4 years ago

    Way to go Bud. Pretty much a no-brainer that doing anything to allow Frank McLeveraged to get $200 million would not be a good thing. Now do what you need to do to get him the heck out of LA.

  5. thekoshow 4 years ago

    The Rockies could use a new washing machine, if the Cardinals take Aaron Cook.

  6. I propose we give them Aaron Cook for Albert Pujols, straight up.

    • start_wearing_purple
      start_wearing_purple 4 years ago

      Sounds like a deal. If the Rockies agree to throw in Tulo, Gonzalez, Jimenez, and $100M.

  7. Too bad I wasn’t a awful looking women. Otherwise I would marry Paul Allen and then divorce him and claim that his stake in Microsoft actually belonged to me.

  8. The_BiRDS 4 years ago

    “Cardinals Trade for Tim Hudson”

    St. Louis Cardinals made a trade to acquired Tim Hudson for future star OF Colby Rasmus. Rasmus hit .276 with 23 HR and 66 RBI. Hudson, (35) threw 228 IP with 17 wins and only 9 loses with 139Ks and posted a 2.83 ERA last year.

    Yes or No St. Louis?

    • O971 4 years ago

      Braves fans trolling Cardinals fans is so easy, even Cardinals fans are doing it.

  9. BobbyJohn 4 years ago

    The Cardinals might be intrigued by a couple of players the Rockies currently have, but what would the Cards give in return? I’m not really seeing the matchup from that side of a prospective trade.

    • I agree, there’s not much to give back that the Rockies don’t have. Rasmus is a viable option, but I think many are expecting Seth Smith to have similar season to Colby’s 2009 season. Not an ideal comparison, but is bringing in Rasmus going to be that much of a sure-fire upgrade to justify giving up some pitching? I don’t think so…

  10. dc21892 4 years ago

    I’m thinking before midseason, the Cards move Carpenter to free up money for after this season (so they don’t have to just let him walk) in hopes they can get some decent value form him and get a couple last ditch efforts to resign Pujols.

  11. Forget Hudson for Rasmus, thats a joke. But it does bring the question would the Cards move Rasmus for the right pitcher?

  12. I’d move Rasmus for Felix, maybe Cahill or David Price. That’s about it.

  13. The_BiRDS 4 years ago

    Thats kinds what Im going for here.. doesnt have to be Hudson, I used that as an example because this post was about braves pitching.. wouldnt be out of the question to trade Rasmus for a good pitcher

  14. lakersdodgersyankees4life 4 years ago

    Kershaw? Billingsley?

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