NL West Rumors: Dodgers, Oswalt, Rockies, D’Backs

Evening links from out of the NL West….

  • While the Dodgers are still prioritizing Hiroki Kuroda, they're considering other starting options and met with Aaron Harang's agent today, writes MLB.com's Ken Gurnick.
  • The Rockies are being "quietly aggressive" in their pursuit of trade targets and free agent Roy Oswalt, according to Troy Renck of the Denver Post. Oswalt's agent, Bob Garber, says the Rockies "have a shot" at signing his client, though multiple GMs are expected to meet with Oswalt at his home next week.
  • It sounds like the Diamondbacks only have mild interest in Oswalt, tweets Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic. In a column, Piecoro adds that GM Kevin Towers is "kicking the tires" on possible trades, but doesn't feel a sense of urgency to get anything done soon.
  • Despite the run on middle infielders to start the offseason, the Rockies won't reach for a second baseman, says Gurnick.
  • The Giants will have a $130MM payroll in 2012, with arbitration raises making up most of the slight increase, according to Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle (Twitter links).


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14 Comments on "NL West Rumors: Dodgers, Oswalt, Rockies, D’Backs"


thekoshow
3 years 9 months ago

I’d be happy if the Rockies got Oswalt, but I seriously doubt it happens.

NYPOTENCE
3 years 9 months ago

If I were the Rockies I would prefer to set my sites on two lesser pitchers to add some more depth. Perhaps Chen and Maholm could be serviceable  

thekoshow
3 years 9 months ago

Well then it’s a good thing you’re not the Rockies. Chen + Maholm = Rockies lose 100 games.

3 years 9 months ago

Bruce Chen was 24-15 the last two years with the Royals. I don’t see why you would hate for your team to have him. 

3 years 9 months ago

Dbacks should really try to land one of Buehrle, Kuroda or Oswalt.

Baseballfan83
3 years 9 months ago

Or at least do something. If you just look at the rosters they are behind the Giants, Rockies and Dodgers. It would be a shame to watch them blow all the strides they made by thinking that they are really a consistent contender.  

3 years 9 months ago

i agree with u 100 percent

sherrilltradedooverexperience
3 years 9 months ago

please no aaron-harang pie
petco pitcher alert– 3.05 era home 4.70 away

3 years 9 months ago

Last time I checked, Dodger Stadium is a pitcher-friendly ballpark. Aaron Harang on a one year deal wouldn’t be terrible.

Bye Bye Baby Bonanza
3 years 9 months ago

The Giants payroll is going up.  No surprise there.

WillieMaysField
3 years 9 months ago

The giants have 50 million coming off the books after 2012. They could backload any contract and add any player/players they want.

baybombers
3 years 9 months ago

hopefully they do

3 years 9 months ago

seriously? whose contracts are being dumped after 2012? I wish Zito anyway lol

4bubba
3 years 9 months ago

We need to hire “Mr. Padre”, Tony Gwynn,  as our new hitting coach.