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'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).

14 Responses to NL West Rumors: Dodgers, Oswalt, Rockies, D’Backs Leave a Reply

  1. thekoshow 4 years ago

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

  2. NYPOTENCE 4 years 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 4 years ago

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

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

    • Baseballfan83 4 years 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.  

    • i agree with u 100 percent

  4. sherrilltradedooverexperience 4 years ago

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

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

  5. Bye Bye Baby Bonanza 4 years ago

    The Giants payroll is going up.  No surprise there.

    • WillieMaysField 4 years ago

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

  6. 4bubba 4 years ago

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

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