West Notes: Hoes, Doolittle, Rockies, Gregorius

It's been a busy day for baseball's Western divisions, with the Mariners agreeing to sign Corey Hart and acquiring Logan Morrison as well as the A's trading Jerry Blevins to the Nationals. Here's more out of each division…

  • Astros outfielder L.J. Hoes has switched agencies, MLBTR's Tim Dierkes tweeted last night. Formerly a client of Excel Sports Management, Hoes will now be represented by the MVP Sports Group.
  • The Nationals asked the Athletics about Sean Doolittle before acquiring Blevins, but Oakland didn't want to part with Doolittle, according to MLB.com's Jane Lee (on Twitter).
  • The A's are excited about Drew Pomeranz as a potential replacement for Blevins, tweets Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Rosenthal adds that Oakland's interest was piqued by a handful of strong relief appearances by Pomeranz at the end of the season.
  • Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports that the Rockies still want to add another bat, but relief help appears to be their priority. Colorado's prefernce is to add a left-handed arm, which is why they were so interested in Sean Marshall earlier in the week (Twitter links).
  • Diamondbacks shortstop Didi Gregorius has drawn some interest from the Yankees, tweets Joel Sherman of the New York Post. The D-Backs reportedly could use their shortstop surplus to land a starting pitcher, but the Yankees are in the market for starters themselves and don't seem to be a good fit in that regard.


17 Responses to West Notes: Hoes, Doolittle, Rockies, Gregorius Leave a Reply

  1. Snoochies8 2 years ago

    I figure Abad, Figueroa, or (since the Blevins trade frees up a 40-man spot) a Rule 5 draft pick would take Blevins’ spot in the bullpen

  2. Dave Pierce 2 years ago

    Just curious Arizona fans, but would a Jeff Locke and Justin Wilson package for Didi Gregorius be interesting?

  3. Tommets 2 years ago

    Interesting title

  4. DereckSean 2 years ago

    I’d love to see Gregorious in pinstripes but don’t think NY has enough bullets in the gun to pull it of

  5. thekoshow 2 years ago

    It won’t happen, but I’d like the Reds and Rockies to match up on a deal for Marshall and Phillips. 2nd base has been a black hole for the Rockies for years. But there’s definitely too much money for Colorado to be involved.

    • Vinnie White 2 years ago

      I don’t know why everyone keeps saying we need a 2b. DJ was great there. Had a higher average than Phillips too. I like him a lot.

      • thekoshow 2 years ago

        I don’t dislike DJ, I just think it could turn into Josh Rutledge 2.0.

        • Vinnie White 2 years ago

          I don’t think DJ’s make up will allow that. He’s a gap hitter and not a pop guy like Rutledge. And I’m not willing to give up on Josh either. He’s a good ballplayer.

    • bleedrockiepurple 2 years ago

      I can see where your head is at, but it doesn’t make a whole lot of sense for the Reds either. They’re specifically asking for a package that makes them better in 2014 for Phillips, and the Rox won’t really be able to offer that.

      • FS54 2 years ago

        Tulo definitely makes Reds better.

        • Vinnie White 2 years ago

          Yeah he would. Who would you give the Rockies?

          • FS54 2 years ago

            No idea. I was just pointing out that Rockies do have someone that makes Reds a better team (not financially). From Cozart to Tulo, the upgrade is pretty significant. Middle order of Votto-Tulo-Bruce is pretty sweet.

        • bleedrockiepurple 2 years ago

          Sure, just like Votto would make the Rox better too, but we all know that’s not happening either.

  6. agureghian 2 years ago

    Pomeranz in the bullpen is a waste. If all he winds up being is a BP guy, the A’s should have kept Anderson.

  7. Snoochies8 2 years ago

    Well of course they can have Doolittle for the small nominal fee of Rendon or Desmond or Harper haha

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