NL West Notes: Dodgers, Cook, Bell, Hill

The Dodgers are nearing a deal with Juan Rivera and have drawn interest from a high-profile potential buyer. Here are more notes from the division…

  • Dodgers owner Frank McCourt will get at least $1 billion if he agrees to sell the team, according to Jon Heyman of SI.com (on Twitter). Dodger Stadium and its surrounding parking lots will likely be included in any sale. 
  • Aaron Cook can see himself returning to Colorado under the right circumstances and Rockies GM Dan O'Dowd has some interest in bringing the right-hander back, according to Jim Armstrong of the Denver Post. The Rockies declined an $11MM option for Cook yesterday, paying a $500K buyout instead. 
  • Padres GM Josh Byrnes told reporters, including Tom Krasovic of MLB.com, that he'll be happy if Heath Bell accepts arbitration and prepared in case the Type A reliever declines.
  • The Diamondbacks value Aaron Hill at about $4MM, according to ESPN.com's Buster Olney (on Twitter). They had an $8MM option for the second baseman before declining it yesterday.


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9 Comments on "NL West Notes: Dodgers, Cook, Bell, Hill"


dodgers33dodgers
3 years 9 months ago

Congrats to Kemp, Kershaw, Ethier, Para, and Tulo Bringing home the Gold Glove to the NL West!!!

AndreTheGiantKiller
3 years 9 months ago

Didnt look up the stats, but I’m kind of shocked Asdrubal didnt win AL just based on crazy webgems alone.

BobbyJohn
3 years 9 months ago

CarGo should have won as well. How Holliday and Braun were among the finalists instead of him just baffles me.

thekoshow
3 years 9 months ago

Exactly. CarGo defintely deseved a nomination, if not the GG.

bleedrockiepurple
3 years 9 months ago

Completely robbed.

Drew Tweedie
3 years 9 months ago

Dunno how Maybin was left off either. Tragic.

BobbyJohn
3 years 9 months ago

I really appreciate what Aaron Cook has done in Colorado and think he’s an outstanding person and all of that, but if he’s part of the rotation in 2012 then I will be very disappointed.

I’d rather see the Rockies take an injury flyer on Erik Bedard at this point, or to make a serious run at Oswalt if O’Dowd is really serious about spending some money this winter.

Also, if Aaron Hill is valued in the $4 million range (if that is an accurate assessment by the DBacks) then I’d like to see O’Dowd make an effort there as well.

thekoshow
3 years 9 months ago

Cook just needs to move on, and I don’t want Aaron Hill. We had someone like that last year, I believe by the name of Jose Lopez. Yeah, it didn’t work out.

Jakmagic
3 years 9 months ago

For 4 million I would like the Brewers to try for him also. I would see if he could play shortstop effectively. I would think that it is totally possible for him to have a season like he did in Toronto a couple years ago. He was a 30HR / 100+ RBI player! He was one of the main reasons I had won my fantasy league a couple years ago. I would offer him 10 mil for two years. 5 million per year with a player of his caliber would be acceptable for me. I would be happy if he could hit 15 -20 homers and drive in 70 – 80 RBI. I haven’t really seen what he is capable defensively. If he could play SS for the Brewers, he would HAVE to be an upgrade over Y. Betancourt!