NL West Notes: Ethier, Colletti, Wandy, Padres

Tim Lincecum earned his first win of 2012 today in the Giants' 6-1 win over the Mets, but it was far from a vintage Lincecum outing.  The right-hander threw 108 pitches and allowed four hits, five walks and one run through five innings, a line that could've been a lot worse were it not for a superb bases-loaded double play turned by the Giants in the fifth.  Lincecum's ERA sits at 8.20 through his first four starts of the season.

Here's the latest from the NL West…

  • Dodgers GM Ned Colletti told Jim Bowden and Casey Stern of MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM that he has already talked to the team's new owners about a contract extension for Andre Ethier. The topic will be further explored once the Dodgers' sale is finalized. Ethier's contract is up after this season and MLBTR's Dan Mennella recently examined the outfielder's free agent stock. 
  • From that same appearance, Colletti said that he'd like to add another bat before the July 31st trade deadline, reports Bowden (via Twitter).
  • Troy Renck of the Denver Post doubts the Rockies still have interest in Astros starter Wandy Rodriguez (Twitter link). The Rockies claimed the left-hander off of waivers last August, but were unable to complete a deal with former Houston GM Ed Wade.
  • Padres GM Josh Byrnes has worked hard to sign his team's young stars to contract extensions, a practice he learned from working in the Indians' front office in the early 1990's, writes MLB.com's Corey Brock.

MLBTR's Ben Nicholson-Smith contributed to this post


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16 Comments on "NL West Notes: Ethier, Colletti, Wandy, Padres"


BrocNessMonster
3 years 3 months ago

Oh boy, looks li we’ll have another DH in the outfield for a while like we did with Manny.

Gobias Bluth
3 years 3 months ago

With Ned, my guess would be Bobby Abreu at the deadline. 

Tko11
3 years 3 months ago

I wonder if this start will cause hesitation in the Giant’s  front office. Personally I think they should let him walk and sign some offense. Cain and Bumgarner are a nice 1-2. 

101andCounting
3 years 3 months ago

Better off to trade him at the deadline and get some MLB-ready talent for him than to let him walk, I’d say.

Paul Ryan Stivender
3 years 3 months ago

I don’t know. They’d probably need to pay some money to get good prospects. Might be smart to get the draft picks, if he declines Arby which he probably would to get that money. 

Blue387
3 years 3 months ago

Not sure if Lincecum pitched well or Mets hitters sucked.

mistgl
3 years 3 months ago

 Combination of both. He has enough talent to play bad and still get decent results. On the other hand, your line up is capable of making even the lousiest of 5th starters look like CY contenders.

rainyperez
3 years 3 months ago

Well to be fair you went up against top-teir pitching staff so don’t beat yourself up on that.

3 years 3 months ago

Is there a help group setup for those who can’t get past the Blake for Santana trade, because seriously I can’t get past it. The catcher is the backbone of the team and it’s identity, and the Dodgers are living with journeymen. And then Ned signs Uribe, a $21 mil waste, so maybe a 3B prospect would have been a good thing to do too along the way.

lakersdodgersyankees4life
3 years 3 months ago

trust me, it hurts. But whats crazy, I think Santana is the only main prospect that Ned has traded that has succeeded in the majors. Obviously not saying he’s made good trades… theyve been horrible… but just thought of it

3 years 3 months ago

Yeah just terrible, let’s see he won the game and had 8 K’s in 5 innings…Most teams will take that…

Paul Ryan Stivender
3 years 3 months ago

Wandy and monies for Arenado or Wheeler (Parker?), Matzek and a ptbnl or two I’d take it easy. Heck I’d probably take two of the four guys I named and call it a day.

BlueSkyLA
BlueSkyLA
3 years 3 months ago

Good thought, but the price would be tall.

BlueSkyLA
BlueSkyLA
3 years 3 months ago

Something more than a warm body, that’s for sure.

3 years 3 months ago

Pederson, Gould and Webster would probably work.

lakersdodgersyankees4life
3 years 3 months ago

i think thats too much for wright. hes been too inconsistent to move two good pictures and our potential 2B of the future