Dodgers Eyeing Anibal Sanchez

The Dodgers appear to be considering many of the top starting pitchers available in free agency. Not only are Zack Greinke and Hiroki Kuroda on their radar, they're also eyeing Anibal Sanchez, ESPN.com’s Jayson Stark reports (on Twitter).

The Dodgers have Clayton Kershaw, Josh Beckett, Chad Billingsley, Chris Capuano, Aaron Harang and Ted Lilly under contract for 2013. However, one of Beckett, Capuano, Harang and Lilly figures to be traded, Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times reported at the end of the regular season.

Sanchez, 28, ranked fourth on MLBTR's list of the offseason's top 50 free agents. Like Greinke he was traded midseason and was ineligible for a qualifying offer. This means teams won’t have to surrender a draft pick to sign Greinke or Sanchez.


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58 Comments on "Dodgers Eyeing Anibal Sanchez"


pastlives
2 years 9 months ago

well there goes everyone else’s chances of signing sanchez #7years140mil

Timothy Tappin
2 years 9 months ago

Still they wont beat the Giants

thomas1911
2 years 9 months ago

Especially if Lincecum keeps up that 5 ERA

Timothy Tappin
2 years 9 months ago

Even with that 5 ERA we still won the division and the WS!!!!!!

thomas1911
2 years 9 months ago

And yet you have to come on Dodger threads and try to prove yourself

$1529282
2 years 9 months ago

Which is better than insinuating that the Giants can’t win with Lincecum pitching to a 5.00 ERA despite the fact that they just did?

thomas1911
2 years 9 months ago

Most teams could win a series if a team forgets how to hit, their number 5 starter thinks its 10 years ago, Scuatro turns into the best 2B ever and Sandoval becomes Bonds for a week. The number of things that feel the Giants way is unbelievable. They won the title, no doubt about it. Just saying its impossible to expect all those things to fall their way again

$1529282
2 years 9 months ago

Same could be said about 90% of teams that have won postseason series. In a five- or seven-game setting, there’s no rhyme or reason to the outcome (relative to the regular season).

You could also point out that Posey was largely a non-factor in the postseason and Bumgarner wasn’t much better to make the opposite point about how they overcame adversity.

The Giants won a World Series, and they did so because they’re a good team. But by all means, take cheap shots at them because one of their fans fired off a cheap shot at your own team. That’ll show ’em!

thomas1911
2 years 9 months ago

Not sure why you feel like you need to put someone where you think is their place

b3ar247
2 years 9 months ago

i don’t think you understand how much hate dodgers fans and giants fans have towards each other. thomas1911 did not say anything that is far from the truth.

not_brooks
2 years 9 months ago

Sounds a lot like what people said after the Giants won the 2010 World Series on the backs of role players like Cody Ross and Edgar Renteria.

Also sounds like sour grapes.

thomas1911
2 years 9 months ago

With the exception of Ross, look at those guys who had amazing series for them in 2010. Ill give you a hint, Scutaro seems very similar to the guy the Dodgers signed for 3/21 after 2010

not_brooks
2 years 9 months ago

I have to say that I’m not really sure what point you’re trying to prove with this comment.

But considering the fact that you believe that Marco Scutaro and Juan Uribe are similar players, I’m not surprised.

thomas1911
2 years 9 months ago

Uribe had an amazing, career year in 2010 helping the giants win the title. Marco had an amazing year in 2012 helping the Giants win the title. My point is the giants have been very good at making replacement level guys seem like all stars. Like I said, they won the title twice. Congrats. I’m saying That to expect the number of things that went the Giants way to happen again is very slim

not_brooks
2 years 9 months ago

Uribe hit .248/.310/.440 for the Giants in 2010, and he was absolutely terrible in the playoffs (.149/.196/.277).

Amazing? What kind of revisionist history is that?

thomas1911
2 years 9 months ago

Sorry, 2009-10.

Timothy Tappin
2 years 9 months ago

People like you said the same thing in 2010. Looks like the Giants made 2teams forget how to hit (Rangers, Tigers) and made 2aces (Verlander, Lee) think its 10yrs ago. I wont call that luck!! Just great pitching and getting clutch hits at the right time. Btw, when sandoval has been healthy hes smashed the ball like any other hitter.

BlueSkyLA
BlueSkyLA
2 years 9 months ago

Time to admit it boys and girls, baseball is a lot of luck. The Giants couldn’t find a way to lose. Just as often, great teams can’t find a way to win. That’s the game of baseball. Don’t wonder why baseball players are the most superstitious people on earth. Sometimes the baseball gods smile on you and sometimes they don’t. Good luck figuring out why.

johnsilver
2 years 9 months ago

Ain’t that a FACT and we have seen a LOT, LOT, LOT of supposedly *championship calibur* WS teams of late put an exclamation point to that, while the “best” teams have been sitting at home watching on televeision.. Philly, NYY..

A 2-3 week hot streak is all that it takes with all these WC teams and i don’t like it **1** bit. Cheapens the game

Timothy Tappin
2 years 9 months ago

When were the yankees considered favourites in the last 3yrs?? NEVER!!!!!!!!! The phillies in 2010-2011 lost to the eventual WS champions. I really dont know what your talking about..

johnsilver
2 years 9 months ago

They were pretty good in both 2010 and 2011 and didn’t get a WS trip to show for it.. You might check your facts a little a bit before typing such nonesense in caps.

Timothy Tappin
2 years 9 months ago

and texas was pretty good as well and got a WS trip to show for it. you are the one that has to check your facts before typing crap.

johnsilver
2 years 9 months ago

Oh my.. It’s a day for facepalms it appears :-(

BlueSkyLA
BlueSkyLA
2 years 9 months ago

It has ever been thus. Baseball is like life itself. A lot of the time, it’s utterly random and unfair.

johnsilver
2 years 9 months ago

LOL. Once again you hit the nail on the head with baseball and life itself my friend :-)

JacksTigers
2 years 9 months ago

I don’t like when people do this. It’s a baseball website. There is no thread that is for any specific team. Nobody is entitled to a thread any more than anyone else.

thomas1911
2 years 9 months ago

No entitlement. Just saying the thread is specifically about the Dodgers interest in Sanchez and he felt the need to make a comment. On the Internet, if you try to make a comment that has little backing, expect someone to respond

johnsilver
2 years 9 months ago

Wow.. Figured LA would look at Lohse and Dempster (again), or guys who would benefit from playing at Chavez Ravine.. But Sanchez doesn’t NEED the benefit of pitching half of his games there.

LA grabs him, tagged with that offense? Ouch..

thomas1911
2 years 9 months ago

No point in getting those 2. We need someone who is better than Cap/Harang/Lilly. I wouldn’t trust Lohse or Dempster.

I’d prefer Greinke to make one of the best 1/2 punches in baseball, but Sanchez would be a fair amount cheaper

johnsilver
2 years 9 months ago

I actually think Sanchez gives about the same performance over the course of a 4Y deal as grienke will provide the 1st 4Y of his upcoming overpaid deal and Sanchez is going to cost an awful lot less.

Look over the numbers of both the last 3-4Y.. Sanchez has just been “stuck” at Miami and most people haven’t had the privelege of watching him. he is solid and not living off of 1 season way back in the past like grienke is and expecting to cash in on it.

thomas1911
2 years 9 months ago

Not trying to take Anything away from Sanchez. I’d feel comfortable slotting Greinke #2 before Sanchez. Maybe it’s just because of he has had amazing seasons on the past. The thought is he could do it again sooner than Sancez could

johnsilver
2 years 9 months ago

I understand. Used to seeing Sanchez get taken for granted. Watched him with the marlins during his career and how many people here can say they even pay attention to them, much less watch their games? LOL

Sanchez was the “Ace by default” most of the time when JJ went down and lack of run support is the only reason his record isn’t any better. he really is solid.

Hopefully some “marquee” team does sign him so that FINALLY he gets the recognition he deserves.

lefty177
2 years 9 months ago

Red Sox

2 years 9 months ago

If you get Louse now you get a second ace. Especially at Dodgers stadium. I grew up in SoCal but moved to Chico, Ca. and my son Shaun actually was in the TLC’s in little league against Louse and he was lights out then and need a good team to back his superb pitching and we could prosper from him.

dc21892
2 years 9 months ago

I wonder how much payroll this Dodgers new ownership can really handle on a yearly basis.

thomas1911
2 years 9 months ago

They are going to get a huge TV contract and will have to give 30M less a year than other teams to revenue sharing. Not to mention they are billionaires. They are very well positioned to spend a lot of money if they choose

Timothy Tappin
2 years 9 months ago

They are very well position to overpay players and not win any titles. Thats all am seeing from that ownership.

monkeydung
2 years 9 months ago

who is overpayed on the dodgers?

101andCounting
2 years 9 months ago

Well, Brandon League for one…

thomas1911
2 years 9 months ago

100 bucks says he will mention Andre, League and Crawford. Even when people on the industry agree Andre was most likely going to get more on the FA market

Dodgersarelife
2 years 9 months ago

This plus a thousand.

RationalSportsFan
2 years 9 months ago

Crawford, Beckett, Lilly, Ethier, Uribe, and Ellis.

RationalSportsFan
2 years 9 months ago

I forgot League and Guerrier.

monkeydung
2 years 9 months ago

I’ll give you Uribe, though I don’t even consider him on the team anymore. Lilly & Beckett are great assets if they are healthy. Crawford it’s too early to say if he’s overpaid. If he does what he’s done in the past, it will be well worth it. Ethier would’ve gotten more on the open market, and which Ellis are you talking baout?

Devon Henry
2 years 9 months ago

Punto for sure.

thomas1911
2 years 9 months ago

I’m pretty sure I feel more comfortable with an offense that includes Hanley and Agon instead of Uribe and Loney. Call me crazy

b3ar247
2 years 9 months ago

exactly. dodgers fans have been calling for loney to be gone for the past 3 years. Uribes fall was expected. solid gloves on both, but declining hitting skills.

John Ramos
2 years 9 months ago

You saw all that in only 4 months of sending and trading Timothy? Lol! yeah right.

BlueSkyLA
BlueSkyLA
2 years 9 months ago

Nobody knows, but I guess we’re going to find out.

EightMileCats
2 years 9 months ago

Sadly, I think the market is going to push his price over what the Tigers would be willing to pay… Maybe a Dempster or Saunders is in the Tigers future… or maybe there’s a trade to be made… Ah well…

DerekJeterDan
2 years 9 months ago

Sanchez is such an underrated beast. Pitching in Chavez Ravine, he should thrive. This would be a smart move. The Dodgers, like it or not have tons of money to play with.

$1529282
2 years 9 months ago

You can’t call any move “smart” until you see the terms of it. If they sign him to a seven-year, $135MM contract, it won’t be “smart.” If they sign him to a five-year, $60MM contract, it’ll be plenty smart.

Simply showing interest in a free agent who is known to be a good pitcher doesn’t qualify as a “smart move” on its own.

Guest1985
2 years 9 months ago

Well thanks for your eye opening insight. I think it’s safe to assume Sanchez won’t be getting anything near $135MM over 7 years.

Now back to the original point that Dan was trying to make, Sanchez at Dodger Stadium would be a smart “baseball” move.

2 years 9 months ago

That’s right, Brandon…..Some of these people are sometimes, just negative…..First of all, it would be smart baseball move, because Sanchez, is a good consistent pitcher,and not as expensive as Greinke and Dodgers are trying to get back all of the Latino fan back to Chavez Ravine…….

b3ar247
2 years 9 months ago

I am all for this signing. for the right money of course.

2 years 9 months ago

As fun as it is watching Ned Coletti with a checkbook, I’d have to say watch out if he actually lands Greinke and/or Sanchez. Sanchez is an underrated pitcher, who gives the Doyers rivals to the north fits. Greinke is an ace. You couple both those guys with Kershaw, and suddenly the Doyers are formidable. As Ned is running out of places to put expensive injury risks, OFs who can’t hit lefties, and general punkish malcontents, he has to move on to pitching now. Kemp and Kershaw make for a great core, if Ned actually gets some pitching, things will get interesting.

thomas1911
2 years 9 months ago

“Punkish malcontents” great, non biased insight

Jose
2 years 9 months ago

Anibal is a Giant Killer.