NL West Notes: Dodgers, Giants, Cole

Jason Hammel and Ian Kennedy, who were both acquired in trades, will take the hill against one another tonight with identical 3-1 records and comparable ERAs (Hammel: 3.23, Kennedy: 3.92). Here's the latest on their division before this evening’s RockiesD'Backs contest…

  • Andre Ethier told Yahoo's Tim Brown that he isn't worried about the Dodgers' ability to make payroll. Owner Frank McCourt may not have enough money to pay his players on June 1st because of his financial troubles.
  • Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports agrees with Giants manager Bruce Bochy and GM Brian Sabean: their team is a work in progress. 
  • As Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic explains, it's possible that UCLA right-hander Gerrit Cole will be available to the D'Backs when they select third overall in this June's amateur draft.

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4 Comments on "NL West Notes: Dodgers, Giants, Cole"

4 years 4 months ago

No way on earth Cole lasts to #3. Sorry, Mr. Piecoro.

4 years 4 months ago

I guess it’s possible that Cole is available past the third overall pick if Cole’s agent announces what he is looking for dollar wise before the draft and it is a ludicrous amount.

What a revelation Nick.


4 years 3 months ago

Of course Ethier isn’t worried; if the Dodgers didn’t make payroll, the MLBPA will go after them with the wrath of god.

4 years 3 months ago

does anyone know why the dodgers called up russ mitchell and why they wouldnt give corey smith a chance…the guy had a pretty good spring…and is hitting well in AAA…mitchell just sucks…lol