The Padres would consider moving Clayton Richard, sources tell Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports (via Twitter). However, the left-hander isn't eligible for free agency until after 2014, so there's no real urgency to move him. The latest out of the NL West..
- Corey Brock of MLB.com (via Twitter) doesn't see the Padres parting with Edinson Volquez or Richard. Brock reasons that San Diego would wind replacing them with guys similar to them for next season. An offer similar to what the club got for Mat Latos could be worth their while, he tweets, but otherwise the Padres could stick with the affordable pair of hurlers.
- Things have changed drastically for the Dodgers since this time last year, writes Andy Martino of the New York Daily News. General Manager Ned Colletti is reportedly in the final year of his contract and while president Stan Kasten didn't say that he'd be receiving a new deal, he said that he plans on keeping him indefinitely.
- The Padres signed undrafted free agent Cade Kreuter, the son of former big leaguer Chad Kreuter, tweets Jim Callis of Baseball America. The University of Miami catcher was hurt for most of the spring but Callis writes that he has a big frame and raw power.
Sure, keep Colletti around… just give him a job that doesn’t involve signing free agents or making trades. Maybe overseeing the concession stands…
Really? Do you follow baseball?
No. Of course not. Wait, where am I?
Considering that Coletti was totally hanstrung by the previous ownership regime he has done a far more credible job than your giving him credit for. This season with out Harang and Capuano the Dodgers would be pretty sad to watch. Those 2 have been great signings on the cheap. Most fans, yourself included I am guessing, are calling for his head based on the Uribe signing. But Ned has done well in drafts and has brought in good solid pieces for the Dodgers DESPITE having to have dealt with McCrook.
Logan White is responsible for the draft for the Dodgers, not Ned Colletti. Do you follow baseball?
Nomar Garciaparra, 2 years, $18.5m
Juan Pierre, 5 years, $44m
Jason Schmidt, 3 years, $47m
Andruw Jones, 2 years, $36.2m
Manny Ramirez, 2 years, $45m
Juan Uribe, 3 years, $21m
Matt Guerrier, 3 years, $12m
James Loney, 1 year, $6.4m
Juan Rivera, 1 year, $4.5m
Carlos Santana for 2 months of Casey Blake
James McDonald for 19 games of Octavio Dotel
Edwin Jackson for Danys Baez
Esteban Loaiza, Mark Loretta, Gary Bennett, Mark Hendrickson, Brett Tomko, Russ Ortiz, Nick Green, Ramon Ortiz, Angel Berroa, Garret Anderson, Scott Podsednik, Eugenio Velez, Lance Cormier, Dioner Navarro, Adam Kennedy.
Yeah pretty sure the Pads won’t get a Latos-type offer for Richard or Volquez.
lol I would be pretty damn sweet if they did
Dang, didn’t know Chad Kreuter was old enough to have a kid old enough to be in pro baseball… Seems like just yesterday a Cub fan flipped his hat off out near the bullpen… LoL!!