NL West Notes: Kemp, Kuroda, Goldschmidt, Rox

The Diamondbacks, winners of the NL West in 2011, have pushed the Brewers to a decisive fifth game in the NLDS, and they may not have gotten there without the help of rookie slugger Paul Goldschmidt. Here's more on him and a few other items of note regarding NL West clubs …

  • Dodgers GM Ned Colletti said that extending Matt Kemp is an offseason priority but he won't set a firm deadline to get a deal done, according to Ramona Shelburne of Last week, Kemp's agent, Dave Stewart, set an extension deadline of Opening Day 2012, and Colletti told Shelburne he too prefers to work out deals in the offseason, but he doesn't have any hard and fast rules: "I've done a handful of deals during a season, but the total number is very small compared to those that have been done in the offseason," Colletti said. "You take every situation case by case, you never say no to anything."
  • That Dodgers right-hander Hiroki Kuroda vetoed pre-deadline trades to the Tigers and Red Sox bodes well for Los Angeles' chances of re-signing the free agent, opines Jim Bowden of ESPN (via Twitter). We heard late last month that Kuroda is on the fence about re-signing with the Dodgers or returning to Japan.
  • The Diamondbacks were awarded an August waiver claim on White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko, two sources tell Bob Nightengale of USA Today, but trade discussions didn't progress, as the South Siders were targeting Goldschmidt, whom the Snakes weren't interested in trading. Konerko, who would have had to approve the trade because of his 10-and-5 rights, said a deal was never brought to him — and he's not sure whether he would have accepted.
  • The Rockies haven't ruled out bringing back third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff, tweets Troy Renck of the Denver Post. MLBTR's Tim Dierkes first reported that Kouzmanoff had elected free agency today after being outrighted on Tuesday.
  • The Rox also are interested in retaining minor leaguers Jose Morales and Matt Daley, who were also outrighted, according to Renck (via Twitter).

12 Responses to NL West Notes: Kemp, Kuroda, Goldschmidt, Rox Leave a Reply

  1. qudjy1 4 years ago

    Im glad AZ didnt trade Goldy.   KLaw can suck it.

  2. Gator4444 4 years ago

    Goldschmidt will be a 35-40 homer guy with less K’s than Mark Reynolds.  Their swings are very similar but Goldschmidt has stronger wrists and better bat control. 

    • Jeff 4 years ago

      And where did you get this info? Your magic crystal ball?

      • Gator4444 4 years ago

        Scouts and watching games smart @ss

        • He hit 38 combined this year

        • Lastings 4 years ago

          Whoa, whoa, whoa, easy…tough guy

        • Jeff 4 years ago

          i’m just saying Goldschmidt looks great so far but he’s only a rookie and until he’s shown that he can consistantly put up big numbers at the major league level, you don’t know what his numbers will be like. For example, look at Jason Heyward. 

  3. dirtydez 4 years ago

    Trade Ethier?  I’m down

    • vtadave 4 years ago

      Ethier is probably going to make around $13 million this year in his last season before free agency. Not sure what sort of value he has on the trade market, but I’m sure the Dodgers will listen.

  4. NYBravosFan10 4 years ago

    I love how fickle baseball people are. Last year at this time there was all kinds of talk about trading Matt Kemp and extending Andre Ethier, now it’s the other way around. What a difference a year makes…

  5. Nikka 4 years ago

    No I don’t remember

  6. vtadave 4 years ago

    As a Dodgers fan, I’ll interpret that comment for you. “Phillies suck” really means – they are a great team, but I’m pissed at them for knocking us out of the playoffs.”

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