NL West Notes: Tejada, Rowand, Harang

The Giants designated Aaron Rowand and Miguel Tejada for assignment today before shutting out the Cubs 4-0. Here are some links from the NL West, starting with the latest on the Giants…

  • Grant Brisbee of McCovey Chronicles says it’s probably too late for a shakeup to affect the Giants’ season. They trail the D'Backs by 5.5 games, so their postseason chances are slim, but they got better today and for next season by designating Rowand and Tejada for assignment, Brisbee argues.
  • There will be no dynasty for the Giants, Jon Paul Morosi writes at FOX Sports.
  • ESPN.com's Jim Bowden and Padres GM Jed Hoyer agree that MLB should reduce the number of players MLB teams are allowed to call up in September.
  • A trade involving Padres starter Aaron Harang has become more likely, according to Morosi.
  • The Padres are still discussing Chad Qualls with multiple teams, according to Morosi (on Twitter).


27 Responses to NL West Notes: Tejada, Rowand, Harang Leave a Reply

  1. The Giants weren’t even good when they won the WS, a dynasty is never going to happen when you have 2 great SP’s and the rest scrubs.

    • threeeds 4 years ago

      What? Vogelsong appears to be pitching way over his head this year, but their rotation (and pitching staff overall) has still been very impressive this year (with the obvious exception being Zito). Cain and Lincecum are obviously locks to do well, and Bumgarner has returned to form from last season after a bad start to the season. As a team, they are giving up 3.55 runs per game which is good for second in the majors behind the Phillies. Also as a team, they are only scoring 3.35 runs per game which is good for last in the majors.

      Edit: I realize now that you may have just been saying that they have Cain and Lincecum and everyone else on the team are scrubs. However, my point still stands. Their pitching staff overall is very good. Their offense just sucks, as has been noted over the course of the season.

      • RepOak 4 years ago

        3.35 runs per game isn’t only worse in the majors but worst in MLB in the past 75 years, worse than the 88 dodgers with a 3.8 runs per game. Just a little FYI

        • hillarys_new_shoes 4 years ago

          88 World Champion Dodgers, btw.

        • PandaExpress48 4 years ago

          The ’88 Dodgers won the World Series… so… what’s your point?

          • RepOak 4 years ago

            What are you saying, giants win the world series this year? What’s your point?

          • Whole_New_World 4 years ago

            I think their point is using an ultra-low scoring team that WON THE WORLD
            SERIES (Dodgers ’88) as an example of why the ultra-low scoring Giants
            won’t win the World Series is kinda…pointless.

    • ok they still won the world series.

    • northsfbay 4 years ago

      Only 3 teams have right to win the WS because they spend money. Yankees, Red Sox, Phillies. The other teams have no right to win the WS. If they do it is because they are lucky.

  2. Posey isn’t even playing this year so the “on the team” reference isn’t really meaningful

    • ARodinyourPujols 4 years ago

      When the guy is talking about last years World Series and a dynasty, missing this year still counts as being on the team. 

  3. ZAK
    ZAK 4 years ago

    “There will be no dynasty” that’s about like saying the Giants weren’t good enough to win last year. Is there no possibility of a dynasty in Philly if they win this year? Those with the east coast blinders on have surely overlooked the fact that along with the 2 players they cut today they now have a dominant pitcher by the name of Ryan Voglesong who WILL be in the rotation next year. Eric Surkamp also effectively cuts the need for Zito whether they do it or not, but if doesn’t get his act together he’ll be gone soon into next season at the latest. Even with the additions of Posey and F. Sanchez back next year the Giants will be a dominant force, equal to the Phillies and well capable of challenging them again for the NL pennant.

    • RepOak 4 years ago

      You should be a comedian

      • candlestick22 4 years ago

        Nah, if you’re looking for laughs just buy a ticket to an AAA’s game.

    • BlackDahliaMurder24 4 years ago

      Vogelsong a dominant pitcher? His numbers are not that of a dominating pitcher (2.0 war 3.73 fip vs a 7.0 war and 2.10 fip of Halladay) Also do you really believe he’s gonna repeat this performance next year? Just look at the span of his career most signs point to no, sorry to burst your bubble but not everybody can be a Jose Bautista. Also even Posey couldn’t save this abysmal offense. They’re scoring a full run less a game than last year and have scored more than 50 runs less than the next team in the NL. The Giants will have a pitching staff next year, but will they score runs?

      As for this year the next series with the Diamondbacks will be important. They sweep and they have a chance, but if they don’t pull off the sweep this season may be done for them.

      • ZAK
        ZAK 4 years ago

        Uhhh, if you’re comparing Voglesong to Halladay, then put Lincecum against Blanton or Worley take your pick. Vogey’s a #4 starter for PS. FYI: Voglesong: WAR=3 

        • BlackDahliaMurder24 4 years ago

          Uhhhhh if you read the comment I was replying to the poster said Vogelsong was a dominant pitcher, so I compared him to a pitcher that is pretty much universally recognized as one. I never said he was a number 1. Also fangraphs has Vogelsong’s WAR at 2.0.

  4. HummBaby 4 years ago

    if that scenario is used, you could mention Freddy Sanchez as well. Not to mention Brian Wilson. All injured. It was an ignorant comment to begin with (the original)

    (that was in response to Arod but was placed here by accident)

  5. hacker13 4 years ago

    The season went all down hill once the Giants acquired Beltran…

  6. TheFreak2011 4 years ago

    Looks like the 2010 Giants left a lot of bitter people in their trails…..ha ha ha ha ha !!

    Get over it already.

  7. Mr.Hoyer, please trade Chad Qualls to any team, for anything. Thank you.

  8. jctrock 4 years ago

    Good-bye Aaron Rowand. Rowand did all he could to prepare for 2011. Thank your for your off the wall plays in CF with San Fran.  See you Tejeda. Retirement?

  9. Giants have a “bad” year by not making the playoffs because of injuries and are instantly labeled a non Dynasty team. I guess having 3 multiple All-Stars (Cain, Wilson, Lincecum) along with 2 others (Pablo, Posey{not yet, but will}) who will be there for years to come, are already given that label. I’m not saying they should be called a “Dynasty”, but that label shouldn’t be taken away this quickly.

  10. HummBaby 4 years ago

    you left out Pablo Sandoval

  11. RepOak 4 years ago

    So they have 2 hitters and a 1st baseman who has yet played a full season in the big leagues. The whole outfield are scrubs, no SS, Sanchez is injury prone, and 2 solid starters. Haven’t even mentioned Wilson, Who knows how bad his elbow inflammation is. Wow now that you think about it. Giants have a lot of issues continuing to next season..

  12. BlackDahliaMurder24 4 years ago

    With the exception of Zito the Giants would probably have 29 teams calling about any of the other 4 starters they have. (Yes even Sanchez would be in high demand)

  13. candlestick22 4 years ago

    I’ll take the Giants’ issues every day over what’s happening with the minor league team across the bay…oh wait, you guys have that Moneyball movie coming out…do the A’s get a cut of the box office?? That could pay for a lot of tarps.

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