NL West Links: Uribe, Melky, Fowler, Padres

Here's the latest from the NL West…

  • Juan Uribe's time with the Dodgers could be nearing an end, writes Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times, as the team will need to open a roster spot with Adam Kennedy due back from the DL this week.  Uribe has just a .553 OPS in 459 plate appearances since signing a three-year, $21MM free agent contract before the 2011 season.  The Dodgers would have to eat the approximately $10.3MM left on Uribe's deal but Hernandez notes this would hardly be a burden to the club's free-spending new owners.
  • Melky Cabrera told reporters (including Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle) that he hadn't heard anything from his agent Sam Levinson about tabling extension talks with the Giants until after the season.  Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area tweets that the two sides "had conceptual talks" about a new contract, so as Schulman speculated, it's possible the discussions never got serious enough for Levinson to bring anything solid to his client.
  • Dexter Fowler has played well enough to earn a contract extension, though Troy Renck of the Denver Post thinks the Rockies should wait until midway through next season to explore such a deal just to ensure that Fowler is for real.  Fowler is still under team control through the 2015 season and eligible for arbitration three more times as a Super Two player.  Fowler is earning $2.35MM this season.
  • Bill Center of the San Diego Union-Tribune outlines a few ways that the Padres' prospective new owners can quickly win the favor of San Diego fans.

8 Responses to NL West Links: Uribe, Melky, Fowler, Padres Leave a Reply

  1. the should just DFA both uribe and Kennedy

    • ateam043 3 years ago


    • West Andrade 3 years ago

      They should of gotten rid of Uribe, Kennedy, and Loney a long time ago. van Slyke and Sellers could do better than them

      • johnsilver 3 years ago

        There has to be a reason LA hasn’t made a push for Justin Morneau. *supposedly* they had interest in AGone and morneau is close to the exact same player, except only signed thru next season at 14m.

        LA needs a power bat and he seems to fit the bill perfectly as he could replace Loney.also.

  2. johnsilver 3 years ago

    Send LA Nick Punto Cherrington. He is better than both Kennedy and Uribe and get him off the Sox roster PLEASE.

  3. Dodgerzz 3 years ago

    Let us not forget that when Kennedy went on the DL he had just begun to go on a roll. Perhaps he can regain that newfound stroke when he returns. I would be willing to give him one last chance, although truth be told, they’re running out of days and therefore out of chances. Not to mention the fact that that side of the infield is more or less stabilized with Cruz and Hanley. No hope for Uribe though. Let him go.

  4. If the Rockies don’t care to resign Fowler they know the Braves love the kid and for good reason.

    • haymaker9 3 years ago

      Are you suggesting an off-season swap to the Braves for some decent pitching? The Rox definitely need some decent starters.

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