NL West Notes: Bell, Kemp, McCourt

The latest from the NL West, as Troy Tulowitzki hits his first home run of the season…

  • Padres closer Heath Bell, who has expressed his desire for an extension, says he will stop discussing his contract status in the media, according to Tom Krasovic of Inside the Padres. The Padres had preliminary discussions with Bell about an extension earlier in the spring. If they don't sign him long-term, he'll become a free agent after the season.
  • Matt Kemp is in a different state of mind this year, writes Yahoo's Tim Brown. The talented Dodgers center fielder says he's putting his disappointing 2010 campaign behind him.
  • Dodgers owner Frank McCourt sent representatives to meet with the commissioner's office about preserving the rights to the team, according to Bill Shaikin of the LA Times. McCourt's people proposed a plan that involves a TV deal with Fox that could help stabilize the team. 
  • Jon Heyman of SI.com, who first reported the meeting, says that McCourt needs $200MM to settle his divorce and keep the team.


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15 Comments on "NL West Notes: Bell, Kemp, McCourt"


McCourtNeedsToGo
4 years 4 months ago

Selig needs to reject anything and everything McCheap proposes and finish by telling McCheap he’s been kicked out of LA, sell the team and get lost. Tired of this nonsense. Get a real owner who’s not a complete idiot.

CaseyBlakeDeWitt
4 years 4 months ago

I believe your name says it all

4 years 4 months ago

I think Matt Kemp’s problem last year was a girl with an umbrella…ella…ella.

iheartyourfart
4 years 4 months ago

i take it you’ve never seen him field

4 years 4 months ago

Simply brilliant.

lakersdodgersyankees4life
4 years 4 months ago

he had no support from the staff and even when he started on his hot stretch, Colletti was speaking negatively about him to the media. How do you succeed in that environment?

Blue387
4 years 4 months ago

I believe MLB should swap the McCourts and Wilpons. Fred-o and Jeffy can finally own the Dodgers and the McCourts can rub elbows with all spiritual healers on the east coast.*

True story: The McCourts hired a Russian spiritual therapist to wish good luck on the Dodgers. He was paid handsomely.

4 years 4 months ago

“True story: The McCourts hired a Russian spiritual therapist to wish good luck on the Dodgers. He was paid handsomely.”

Yeah it was awesome.

northsfbay
4 years 4 months ago

You heard of swaping bad contracts. What if the Mets and Dodgers swap bad Owners?

TheHotCorner
4 years 4 months ago

Too bad swapping owners isn’t like basic math where two negatives equals a positive.

Gibbys_Limp
4 years 4 months ago

In a way, at least to each team’s fans, I would think they’d see it as ‘addition by subtraction,’ but in reality, it would just create a ‘false positive.’

lakersdodgersyankees4life
4 years 4 months ago

If you think about it though, Wilpon doesn’t have money because he got ripped off by a ponzi scheme. McCourt doesn’t have money because he doesn’t know how to use his money wisely. I’d rather have Wilpon

corey23
4 years 4 months ago

I think you can remove “when you become rich” from that haha

4 years 4 months ago

Note to self, don’t buy a team when you do not have the money.

Gibbys_Limp
4 years 4 months ago

Note to self…get a bigger notebook; you’ll be writing yourself LOTS of notes.