West Links: Isringhausen, Giants, D’Backs, Dodgers

Earlier today we learned that the Padres are still talking about a contract extension with Cameron Maybin and will receive a low-level minor leaguer from the Cubs in exchange for former GM Jed Hoyer. Here's the latest from baseball's two West divisions…

  • Jason Isringhausen's contract with the Angels includes a base salary between $700K and $1MM with incentives, reports Mike DiGiovanna of The Los Angeles Times (on Twitter).
  • The Giants are not interested in Roy Oswalt, reports Hank Schulman of The San Francisco Chronicle (on Twitter). The right-hander will look to sign at midseason, but would likely want to play closer to his Mississippi home.
  • The Diamondbacks offered Hiroki Kuroda a one-year deal worth $13MM this offseason, Tom Krasovic of West Coast Bias tweeted earlier this month. That's $3MM more than he took from the Yankees
  • Joe Torre and Rick Caruso have withdrawn their joint bid to purchase the Dodgers, reports Bill Shaikin of The Los Angeles Times. Caruso could re-enter the bidding if team owner Frank McCourt agrees to include the Dodger Stadium parking lots in the sale.
  • "There were a lot of nights when I woke up at 3 o'clock in the morning staring at the ceiling," said Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik to Scott Miller of CBSSports.com when talking about the Michael PinedaJesus Montero trade negotiations. "In the end, it was pretty simple: [The Yankees] needed a pitcher, and we needed a hitter. I hated to give up a guy like Pineda."

20 Responses to West Links: Isringhausen, Giants, D’Backs, Dodgers Leave a Reply

  1. “There were a lot of nights when I woke up at 3 o’clock in the morning staring at the ceiling,” I think Jack Z watched the Simpson “Dental Plan” episode the night before. He kept on hearing over and over, ” Lisa Needs Braces” followed by “Dental Plan” over and over. Then it morphed into “Mariners need a hitter” followed by ” Season Ticket Plan” dwindling. Mariners needed a hitter otherwise Season Ticket holder plans were going to dwindle even further. The bottom line is helping out the Yankees more than they help you is a “No No”. Trading for a catcher who can’t catch is never a good idea. If they were going to trade for Pineda for a hitter, then it should have been for someone else from another team!

    • raffish 3 years ago

      Love the Simpson’s reference.  Disagree with the rest.

    • harmony55 3 years ago

      Have you seen photos of Michael Pineda at the Yankees’ Spring Training site? Pineda looks like a 6-foot-7 Pillsbury Dough Boy.

      At least Jesus Montero arrived at Spring Training in shape.

      • johnsilver 3 years ago

        It might work out if he can hit. People are writing him off as ever being able to catch and they ought to be questioning whether or not Pineda can survive in the AL east also and out of that Grand Canyon for half of his games.

  2. Raymond Holguin 3 years ago

    I imagine Zduriencik still has alot of sleepless nights cuz they need alot more than that

  3. $7562574 3 years ago

    why help the yankees?

  4. pennypincher 3 years ago

    So, what part of the team is included in the Dodgers sale again?  Pretty sure parking lots usually belong to the club, or the city, or whomever owns the stadium.

    P.S. Dear Jack Zduriencik: you suck! When I play named the GMs in MLB I always misspell your name.

    • BlueSkyLA 3 years ago

      McCourt created a bunch of different entities owning different pieces of the Dodger operation. Apparently this is not so unusual. What is unusual is that the parking lot portion is being offered alá carte. That probably would not have been possible had the bankruptcy court not intervened in this entire process, very much to the benefit of McCourt.

      • johnsilver 3 years ago

        Let me ask you this if you don’t mind and you are one of the LAD fans  most active here..

        What exactly is the reasons for Tom O’Malley and the league possibly not getting together if he should form a group?

        I would think getting the O’Malley’s back would be a good thing? His dad, Walter was a good owner, or I thought he was at least.. Is there something bad about his son?

      • slider32 3 years ago

        McCourt was too busy appearing on Curb your Enthusiasm.

      • pennypincher 3 years ago

        Ah thanks for the clarification.. I was wondering why parking lot is mentioned as an apparent separate entity as the stadium or why it isn’t included in the sale.  Guess there is a reason I’m not a business wizard haha

        • BlueSkyLA 3 years ago

          McCourt was able to get this condition from the bankruptcy court, along with several others that will drive up the sale price of the Dodgers. After this, all baseball franchise owners will want to sell their teams in bankruptcy.

  5. Whole_New_World 3 years ago

    McCourt is like the Bill Murray character in “What About Bob?”

    Gone??? Gone??? He’s not gone! He’s NEVER gone.

  6. bobmac 3 years ago

    Torre knows he has no shot at the winning bid so he says you can’t fire me,I quit.Sounds familiar.

  7. Vmmercan 3 years ago

    Sleepless in Seattle.

  8. BlueSkyLA 3 years ago

    Don’t you believe it. McCourt will take anybody’s money and it would be the Caruso/Torre bid in a heartbeat if it was the highest. Caruso is a real estate developer. He wants the whole ball of wax. I am sorry to see him drop out because I think this is the best of the potential new owners, but I can understand it.

    As for Torre, he’s 70 years old. I think this was his last hurrah in baseball.

  9. johnsilver 3 years ago

    Thanks to you both.. Had wondered and always thought that Walter was good for the game in some ways.. I do realize he had another issue years ago that was bad, but towards baseball and the area of LA I always thought he was a positive force.

  10. johnsilver 3 years ago

    Thanks to you both.. Had wondered and always thought that Walter was good for the game in some ways.. I do realize he had another issue years ago that was bad, but towards baseball and the area of LA I always thought he was a positive force.

  11. BlueSkyLA 3 years ago

    Who seriously believes that McCourt would not take O’Malley’s money, if it was the highest bid? Is Frank McCourt suddenly about honor and dignity instead of bucks? Most likely O’Malley knew that his bid was not competitive and was making excuses for backing out.

  12. BlueSkyLA 3 years ago

    Money makes spite go away really quickly, in my experience.

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