West Notes: Dodgers, Dempster, Angels, Hamilton

After taking a look at the AL and NL East, it's only fair that we turn our attention to the Western divisions..

  • The Dodgers are expected to pursue pitching and hitting and Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com (via Twitter) wouldn't be surprised to see the club pursue Ryan Dempster of the Cubs.  Knobler adds (Twitter link) that that the Dodgers wanted Dempster two summers ago but settled for Ted Lilly once he was taken off the market by the Cubs.
  • Juan Rincon opted out of his contract with the Angels this morning but Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com (via Twitter) says that the Halos released him, making it a mutual decision in essence.
  • Rangers president Nolan Ryan says that there's nothing new to report when it comes to contract talks with Josh Hamilton.  Over the weekend, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports opined that the slugger is unlikely to sign an extension with Texas.

17 Responses to West Notes: Dodgers, Dempster, Angels, Hamilton Leave a Reply

  1. la is looking for hitting or pitching boy thats a stretch 

  2. i wishes with much passion that http://www.mlbtraderumors.com would makes a español version. i and very many of my peers wills read it.

  3. Aramos033 3 years ago

    Youk to Dodgertown

  4. Marinersforever71 3 years ago

    Adam Lind to the Seattle Mariners for Justin Smoak, Brendan Ryan, or Chone Figgins, and relief pitcher Erasmo Ramirez would be a great trade for both teams. If Figgins is dealt, the Blue Jays needs to ship him to the National League team like the Milwaukee Brewers for relief pitcher like Axford if he’s available for a trade. Those three teams can benefit a change of scenery for those players mentioned and possibly bring back Refuse to Lose in 2012 campaign for the M’s.

  5. Slopeboy 3 years ago

    Does anyone really expect Nolan Ryan & Co. to try and negotiate a contract with Hamilton at this point in time?

  6. James Attwood 3 years ago

    If they have any real desire to retain him, they will. If they wait until the end of the season after he hits FA, the Rangers are going to have a MUCH harder time signing him, especially with other big market teams with plenty of cap room like  the Dodgers, Cubs, or Mets looming.

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