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, who first reported the meeting, says that McCourt needs $200MM to settle his divorce and keep the team.

15 Responses to NL West Notes: Bell, Kemp, McCourt Leave a Reply

  1. McCourtNeedsToGo 4 years 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.

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

    • iheartyourfart 4 years ago

      i take it you’ve never seen him field

    • lakersdodgersyankees4life 4 years 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?

  3. Blue387 4 years 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.

    • “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 ago

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

      • TheHotCorner 4 years ago

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

        • Gibbys_Limp 4 years 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 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

  4. corey23 4 years ago

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

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

  6. Gibbys_Limp 4 years ago

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

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