NL West Rumors: Ludwick, Gillick, Padres, Rockies

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31 Comments on "NL West Rumors: Ludwick, Gillick, Padres, Rockies"


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Lucas LeMaster
3 years 7 months ago

I would like to see the Brewers make a play for both Headley and Bartlett.

Maybe Taylor Green, Thornburg, McGahee, and Manzanillo

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AirmanSD
3 years 7 months ago

I am not sure that matches up with what the Padres would be looking for. The Padres system is already really deep in mid rotation arms and corner infielders. They lack true upside talent in the terms of up the middle players and high end pitching, both of which are also lacking in the Brewers system.

Bartlett could be had for cheap without a doubt, but Headley is an above average player who isn’t coming to come cheap, and to be honest the Padres have little reason to move him unless the return makes too much sense for the future. That deal doesn’t.

Not saying there isn’t value in that package, just not the type that the Padres would be looking for, especially for Headley. Manzanillo is personally interuging to me, simply due to his fastball, but he isn’t going to be enough not with his other struggles.

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iheartyourfart
3 years 7 months ago

agree there’s no way headley gets moved this offseason unless the padres get a legit ace or a can’t-miss middle infield prospect.  if Gyorko continues to rake next season, it could be headley’s last.  its not like headley’s value is gonna drop precipitously.

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3 years 7 months ago

Dodgers look to be in good hands going forward

Guest
3 years 7 months ago

Agreed. Seems like lots of people want to jump back on board after the last few years. The franchise will be a mess going forward for a bit, but stable, smart ownership and management should right the ship. 

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moondog45
3 years 7 months ago

Can’t go wrong with Gillick. Will have them back in no time.

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Daniel Dubay
3 years 7 months ago

please bring in gillick to handcuff colleti

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Jays Fan
3 years 7 months ago

Bring O-Dawg back to Toronto! A-yo!

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3 years 7 months ago

I wouldnt mind moving any of those players. McGahee hits for much better power then Headley, and O´Dog was not the player the Padres thought he would be when the brought him in…I say get rid of those 3 and get a good return for them.

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leonhard14
3 years 7 months ago

The numbers Saunders put up last year are due to regress towards what he normally puts up. While his 3.69 ERA looked great on paper, his xFIP at 4.38 is closer to what is expected of him over time. Instead of putting pressure on their young pitchers, the DBacks should non-tender Saunders while signing Kuroda to a one year deal with a player option that rounds out to around $24 million. That way he is a short term answer, while also being an upgrade over Saunders.

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3 years 7 months ago

can the Diamondbacks afford him? 

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leonhard14
3 years 7 months ago

Saunders himself would cost around $8.5 million, so their budget may be able to afford the extra $4 million per year. With the arbitration projection added in for Saunders, the Dbacks were sitting around $65 million in payroll and could grow a little more. There was an article posted that also talked about how Kuroda might give a discount if the contact includes a player option. 

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3 years 7 months ago

Thank you, appreciate it!

Guest
3 years 7 months ago

It still makes me upset as a fan of one of the other 29 teams in the league that the D-Backs were stupid enough to trade DAN FREAKIN HAREN for JOE NOBODY SAUNDERS

ANY TEAM COULD HAVE HAD HIM AT THAT PRICE!

ANY TEAM!

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leonhard14
3 years 7 months ago

The Dbacks also got Patrick Corbin, who was solid for AA-Mobile, and Tyler Skaggs (9-6, 2.96 ERA, 11.3 K/9) in that deal. Saunders was just another piece in the package and turned out to be a great addition for 1.5 years of time.