NL West Links: Miller, Sabean, Rockies

Here’s the latest from around the NL West…

  • The Dodgers were the runner-up for Andrew Miller, Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe tweets.  This seems to run counter to an item from earlier today when Ken Rosenthal reported that it was the Brewers and Tigers who were the other finalists to obtain Miller from the Red Sox.  The Orioles, of course, were the ones who actually landed the left-hander.
  • Giants GM Brian Sabean didn’t make any last moves before the deadline and felt good about keeping his team’s prospects, Sabean told reporters (including Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle).  The Giants felt it didn’t make sense to meet the high asking prices of some teams, though Sabean said he was pleased that a number of clubs were interested in his pitching prospects.
  • Sabean said he was “homing in on two” second basemen in possible deals, though a source says that these weren’t necessarily Asdrubal Cabrera or Emilio Bonifacio, two middle infielders who changed teams yesterday.
  • The Rockies also had a quiet deadline day, which assistant GM Bill Geivett told reporters (including Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post) was due to a lack of offers that would’ve helped Colorado reload for next year.  I think the big thing was — our posture — is probably one that we would entertain a deal as far as making us better in 2015.  Although we were active and had some talks, we really weren’t moved to the point where we had anything that would significantly affect us next season,” Geivett said.
  • Jorge De La Rosa and Brett Anderson drew some trade interest, and though De La Rosa is a free agent and Anderson has a $12MM club option to be exercised, it seems as if the Rockies have an interest in retaining both.  If we didn’t feel like they would potentially be part of our future, we would have traded them,” Geivett said.
  • In other NL West news from earlier today, Matt Cain seems likely to undergo elbow surgery and the Giants designated Dan Uggla and Tyler Colvin for assignment.

14 Responses to NL West Links: Miller, Sabean, Rockies Leave a Reply

  1. Dynasty22 11 months ago

    Definitely seems like Sabean is talking about Zobrist.

  2. I have a sneaky suspicion that Sabean was going to pull the trigger on a 2b trade, but put on the brakes when Brian Roberts got DFA’d.
    I bet 10 Bochy Bucks that Roberts is in a Giants uni by 8/10/14.
    This is a transaction that is just dripping with Sabean.

    • vtadave 11 months ago

      Old, no defense, below average bat. Yeah you’re probably right.

      • It makes no sense that he didn’t go after Cabrera or Aaron Hill or even Stephen Drew for that matter. So, knowing that this is a top need for the giants and nothing was done about it, it tells me that he’s going the junk bin route again, all the while counting on Scutaro to come back and be Superman.

        • Paul Michaels 11 months ago

          Stephen Drew? Really? The Giants are trying to make themselves better not worse. Guy was hitting .176 at Fenway. Giants could’ve just brought up Brandon Hicks again.

          • I’m not saying that he should have traded for Drew, I’m saying that everyone in baseball knows that the Giants need 2B help and ZERO moves were made. Sabean didn’t even pretend to try to solve the problem by getting someone as useless as Stephen Drew. Which makes me think that he’s holding out all hope for Marco Scutaro, and basing all this hope on nothing except Scutaro’s 2nd half numbers in 2012. This is a huge problem for the Giants going forward and Sabean can’t be bothered to address it.

          • northsfbay 11 months ago

            F Sanchez and Scutaro won 2 World Championships. Sabean can’t pull a rabbit out of his hat every year.

          • northsfbay 11 months ago

            F Sanchez and Scutaro won 2 World Championships. Sabean can’t pull a rabbit out of his hat every year.

          • It’s not like he’s trading for Roberto Alomar in his prime. He just had to get a half decent 2b that isn’t hitting the .100’s.

          • WillieMaysField 11 months ago

            The Giants called up Matt Duffy who I really like. I saw him three or four times last year when he was at San Jose. He’s better than Panick and cheap.

  3. Barry2 11 months ago

    What the deal with Red Soxes? With so many teams after Miller they could have gotten a lot more. I understand Tigers leaving when they learned they can have Price.

    • Bob Bunker 11 months ago

      Half a year of relievers don’t net much and E-Rod was top 75 prospect before the year and is only 21 and considered a future number 2 or 3 potentially even with his struggles against older competition. I think they prob got the best possible return

    • vtadave 11 months ago

      I’m pretty sure Ben got as much as he felt that he could for Andrew Miller or he wouldn’t have traded him.

  4. One of the beats reported that Sabean said the guys he was targeting ended up not being traded, so it cannot be guys who were traded.

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