NL West Notes: Diamondbacks, Padres, Fielder

We’ve checked in on the NL East and the NL Central this evening. Let’s complete the tour of the National League with this set of links…

  • GM Kevin Towers says he’s on the lookout for catching depth, according to Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic (on Twitter). The Diamondbacks and Miguel Montero tabled extension talks for now and Arizona doesn’t have a frontline catcher in its system.
  • Padres pitching prospects Robbie Erlin, Joe Wieland and Andrew Cashner have impressed assistant GM A.J. Hinch early on in Spring Training, Corey Brock of MLB.com reports. 
  • It sounds like the Dodgers were the runner up in the Prince Fielder bidding, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com tweets. The Orioles appear to have come in third behind Los Angeles and Detroit. Heyman reported in January that the Dodgers offered Fielder a seven-year deal worth over $160MM.


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23 Comments on "NL West Notes: Diamondbacks, Padres, Fielder"


3 years 6 months ago

There really aren’t that many catching prospects that are close to league ready other than Montero and D’Arnaud

Jose_Bautista
3 years 6 months ago

Doubt either are going anywhere.

dylanp5030
3 years 6 months ago

Mesoraco and Grandal are both good catching prospects.

thekoshow
3 years 6 months ago

Wilin Rosario

inleylandwetrust
3 years 6 months ago

Pudge to the Dbacks?

3 years 6 months ago

Depth of the minor league level most likely. 

Snoochies8
3 years 6 months ago

A’s have plenty of catchers to boot, d’backs could probably nab one.

3 years 6 months ago

but aren’t they all terrible?

Snoochies8
3 years 6 months ago

Anthony Recker could be a serviceable backup, and landon powell isn’t terrible, just never healthy. He’s really good defensively

Jose_Bautista
3 years 6 months ago

It’s interesting to see Orioles were 3rd in the bidding for fielder.

Lastings
3 years 6 months ago

Something to be excited about if you’re an O’s fan. I mean when do the Orioles ever come in third (especially in the AL East)?

3 years 6 months ago

weren’t they second for Teixiera?

skoods
3 years 6 months ago

Yes, but he’s from Baltimore so that’s more of a reason for it than anything.

Orioles don’t really surprise me. They should spend their money on pitching, though.

3 years 6 months ago

It’s a really good thing though! Chris Davis said he’d win MVP this year when traded from the Rangers 😛 lololol

Jose_Bautista
3 years 6 months ago

Atleast they have intention to spend, shows they want to win.

Unlike some other teams owned by corportations….

Lunchbox45
3 years 6 months ago

arent they proof that spending money doesn’t do anything ? You’d just be appeasing the yappers who barely support the team anyways

3 years 6 months ago

Hmmm that’s odd. I would have guessed Tigers, Nats, Rangers

3 years 6 months ago

I miss Weiland and Erlin, but I wish them the best in San Diego. Wish they were still in Texas.

3 years 6 months ago

Ned misread saw Fielder’s age as 37, and then forgot to put a horizontal line underneath the 7. which would have made it a 2 year offer for a 37 year old…for 160 million…sounds neddish.

BlueSkyLA
BlueSkyLA
3 years 6 months ago

As a comment… sounds desperate.

northsfbay
3 years 6 months ago

Teams going bankrupt, like the Dodgers and Mets and then they are going to spend a lot of money? I am from Missouri, the show me state. Believe it when you see it. Believe none of what you hear, and half of what you see.

nope77
3 years 6 months ago

blah blah blah, i’m a giants fan so i feel its time for me to chime in, blah.

JacksTigers
3 years 6 months ago

I get the first sentence, but I don’t get the rest. Seriously, what the hell are you talking about.