NL West Notes: Dodgers, Haren, Posey, Rockies

Notes from the NL West as the D'Backs could clinch an improbable division title tonight….

  • Major League Baseball has asked a federal bankruptcy judge to order that the Dodgers be sold, reports Bill Shaikin of the L.A. Times.  The filing even threatened that the Dodgers could be suspended from the league in order to keep Frank McCourt from being able to keep the team via a new television contract.
  • The Giants will use Buster Posey as a catcher next season, though manager Bruce Bochy said a position change might come "down the road," reports Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle.
  • Kevin Millwood will be looking for a Major League contract this winter, reports Troy Renck of the Denver Post.  Millwood and the Rockies have a mutual interest in each other, but as noted earlier this month, the Rockies would prefer to bring the veteran starter back on a minor league deal.
  • From that same item, Renck says J.C. Romero's first choice would be to re-sign with the Rockies, and Colorado players are expecting some changes to the coaching staff.
  • You can't blame the Diamondbacks for the Dan Haren trade in 2010, argues Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic, since nobody saw the club turning things around as quickly as they did this season.
  • Bobby Borchering, the Diamondbacks' first-round pick in the 2009 draft, is being transitioned to left field, tweets Piecoro.  Borchering has played first and third base in his first three pro seasons.

12 Responses to NL West Notes: Dodgers, Haren, Posey, Rockies Leave a Reply

  1. Borchering will probably end up as trade bait. Matt Davidson is the 3b of the future with goldschmidt and parra in the prsent

  2. theophilus166 4 years ago

    Whatever it takes to rid the Dodgers of the disease that is Frank McCourt…..

    • Alex Gomez 4 years ago

      I second that. The trial is set for Oct. 12th. Could be a happy day for us.

      • bobraines 4 years ago

        Anyone want to join me in a friend-of-the-court brief?

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          start_wearing_purple 4 years ago

          I’m surprised that a random Dodgers fan hasn’t tried to firebomb his car. I’m no Dodgers fan, pretty much because I had a boss who was a belligerent one, but the team has a great history. It just seems pathetic that they’re getting dragged through the mud by McCourt.

          • johnsilver 4 years ago

            HAHAHA. Careful there, this is the city of LA you are talking about when mention things like firebombs and unrest.

          • Crucisnh 4 years ago

            I’m surprised that there hasn’t been more discussion of this situation.  Or for that matter, that this article didn’t warrant a full write-up by one of the MLBTR writers.  This seems like a HUGE issue for MLB at this point!

            And the very idea of suspending the Dodgers organization if McCourt isn’t gone … wow.  How THAT would screw up MLB’s schedule next season!

          • bobraines 4 years ago

            They are not talking about suspending the Dodgers unless McCourt goes, only if he goes ahead with the broadcast auction and actually signs a contract. That threat just about kills any value McCheap might get from a broadcast deal. Where’s Mark Cuban when you need him?

          • Crucisnh 4 years ago

            MLB isn’t fond of Mark Cuban, but they may find that he’s a much better option than McCourt… if only because he’s got a lot more money.

  3. How did the Dbacks trade Dan Haren in the future?

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