NL West Notes: Giants, Villalona, Padres, Dodgers

After getting caught up on the details of the Dodgers sale earlier this evening, let's take a look at other news out of the National League West..

  • Giants Vice President Bobby Evans says that Angel Villalona is once again on the restricted list, according to Andrew Baggarly of (via Twitter).  This leaves San Fran with 39 player on the 40-man roster, making things easier if they need to purchase Joaquin Arias' contract or tack on a pitcher (Twitter link).  Villalona, 21, is facing legal issues in his native Dominican Republic.
  • A source familiar with negotiations told Dan Hayes of the North County Times (via Twitter) that the Padres' stake in FOX Sports San Diego is 20%, not the 51% figure that has been previously reported. A deal will likely be announced next week between Tuesday and Thursday.
  • Scouts have told Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (video link) throughout Spring Training that the Dodgers are a sleeper team in 2012.  With new ownership, many believe that they'll be able to address their team needs with a deal prior to the trade deadline.  Rosenthal also gives the Giants a thumbs-up for their extension of Matt Cain.

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3 years 4 months ago

Villalona’s legal issues are that he was denied a visa to enter the country even after the charges of murder against him were dropped. State Dept claimed a physical reason but that’s probably just a pretext to deny him entry due to the allegations against him.