Rosenthal & Morosi On Phillips, Hamels, Winfield

Outgoing Dodgers owner Frank McCourt has some authority over the land surrounding Dodger Stadium and Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports wonders if he’ll look to lure the NFL back to Los Angeles. Here are some more rumors and notes from Rosenthal and his colleague, Jon Paul Morosi:

  • Rosenthal checks in on extension candidates around the league, offering insight into the negotiations. The likely asking price for Brandon Phillips is a raise from his current $12MM salary on a four or five-year deal. 
  • The issue in contract talks between Ian Kinsler and the Rangers is years, rather than dollars, Rosenthal writes. 
  • The Phillies haven't had substantive extension talks with Cole Hamels in the last three weeks, Rosenthal tweets.
  • Hall of Famer Dave Winfield told Morosi that he has thought about teaming up with others to bid for an MLB team. “There’s been interest on my part,” Winfield said. “I really don’t need to go into more detail at this point, but that is something I’ve considered.” It’s hard not to wonder if Winfield could look to purchase the Padres, one of his former teams.

13 Responses to Rosenthal & Morosi On Phillips, Hamels, Winfield Leave a Reply

  1. chico65 3 years ago

    Silly Rosenthal, years are dollars

  2. $24144853 3 years ago

    Cole Hamels would look great in BLUE. This guy is worth every penny. Having two lefties like Kershaw and Hamels would be epic. With the Dodgers new ownership it shouldn’t be to difficult to sign Hamels, i mean the Dodgers only have $41mm committed to next year so they have a lot of flexibility. Unlike the Phillies who would have to pay him more than Lee and Halliday just because of his age. Im sure Cole Hamels would love to come back to the West Coast and pitch in a pitchers ballpark like Dodgers Stadium. If Cole Hamels becomes a free agent he can ask the Dodgers for whatever money and year’s he wants.
    At this point the Phillies should just trade him and get some amazing position players and maybe a young up and coming pitcher. It would also make scents for the Phillies because it dosen’t look like Chase Utley health is getting any better.

  3. GoFish 3 years ago

    The Rangers won’t commit a ton of years to a soon-to-be 30 Kinsler.  Not only has Kinsler dealt with several injuries in the past, they have Jurickson Profar who could be the future 2B if Andrus stays at SS.

    ..of course, they could always sign Kinsler long-term and play him at DH.  God Bless the American League.

    • Brandon Smith 3 years ago

       It seems to always be years with the Rangers…which really is understandable considering their farm system.

    • j6takish 3 years ago

       I’m thinking they are probably trying to sign him to a 4/5 year deal and he is balking

  4. There’s a lot of chatter within the Rangers organization to move Kinsler to RF, Elvis to 2nd and Jurickson to SS…

  5. Note to the NFL, if Frank McCourt approaches you about a team in LA…just say , “Pass.”

  6. $24144853 3 years ago

     Posted: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 12:00 am :Lost in the injury din of the lost spring in Clearwater has been the fact that things on the Cole Hamels front have been extremely quiet. John Boggs came into town for a few days, but progress has not been reported.

    And then today: The Phillies haven’t had substantive extension talks with Cole Hamels in the last three weeks, Rosenthal tweets.


  7. Dylan 3 years ago

    Conflicting reports everywhere make my brain hurt.

  8. JacksTigers 3 years ago


    I fixed that for you.

  9. JacksTigers 3 years ago

    You’re making a crucial grama

  10. Gumby65 3 years ago

    You obviously meant LA Dodgers, or you would have said Anaheim, Orange County, Canada, or something like that.

  11. JacksTigers 3 years ago

    You’re making a crucial grammatical error. You’re spelling Detroit as LA.

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