3:08 AM EST, Fri December 06, 2013
NL West Rumors & News
Gaslamp Ball 8 hours ago
In an under-the-radar move, the Padres re-signed left-handed pitcher Jason Lane to another minor league deal. Lane spent the second half of last season with the AAA Tucson Padres but you probably remember him as an outfielder for six seasons from 2002 through 2007. He spent all but three games of his career with the Astros. Those other three games were with the Padres in 2007 when he went hitless in two plate appearances. #Padres sign minor league free agent LHP Jason Lane and 2B/UTL Gabe Suarez, who played for El Paso in 2013 ... in American Association. — Matt Eddy (@MattEddyBA)...
All Things Rockies | Denver Post 4 hours ago
I talked to assistant GM Bill Geievett Thursday night. He assured me that the Rockies are not done shopping for free agents, and didn't rule out a trade blooming at next week's winter meetings in Orlando, Fla.
Orange County Register 3 hours ago
The Dodgers paid a big price to retain a big piece of their bullpen, reaching agreement with free-agent reliever Brian Wilson on Thursday. The contract could bring Wilson as much as $20 million plus incentives over the next two seasons – if he...
Giants Extra | San Jose Mercury News 3 hours ago
I was on a flight the other night when the Giants re-introduced Ryan Vogelsong, so instead I tuned in tonight for the #SFGLive production. First of all, I’ve been on the beat for two years and I don’t think I’ve ever seen Bruce Bochy with absolutely no facial hair. But that’s not the point of [...]
Arizona Republic 4 hours ago
Former major-league catcher and Diamondbacks broadcaster Joe Garagiola was named the recipient of the Buck O'Neil Award on Thursday in announcement by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum's Board of Directors. The award, which is given out at maximum every three years, was established in 2007 to honor individuals "for extraordinary efforts to enhance baseball's positive impact on society," according to the announcement.
Orange County Register 8 hours ago
The Angels and Dodgers certainly both have had their eyes on Masahiro Tanaka, and it’s likely they – and every other team – are going to get their crack at him soon. The rules, though, are about to change. Major League Baseball and Nippon...
Padres Blog | San Diego Union-Tribune 9 hours ago
Ranking the top players in the American League.
Padres Public 9 hours ago
When the Padres traded Mat Latos I felt very disappointed. Actually I was pissed. I remember playing FIFA when I received the ESPN text alert that he’d been traded to Cincinnati. I was up 2-1 late against Manchester City, a perennial powerhouse, playing with poor little underdog Stoke City. Do you have any idea how hard it is to beat a 5 star team with 2 star team? DO YOU?! Well, distracted by the news, I forgot to pause the game, and of course City equalized late. I eventually lost the game in penalties. Fucking Byrnes. You already know the final ... Read the full post
Los Angeles Times 10 hours ago
The expression “it’s only money” is most often uttered when referring to someone else’s bank account. When they’re your greenbacks, the control issue tends to rev up a tad.
Padres Public 11 hours ago
It’s the same line I hear from every single Padres employee that has come through the doors in the past few seasons: “Bobbleheads don’t do well in San Diego.” And it’s not like it’s worded even remotely different either. It’s verbatim. Word for word. Exactamundo. Twinsies. Well, you get the point. It’s as if upon their hiring they are forced to watch a movie that brainwashes everything that they previously thought was right. Brown = Evil. Bobbleheads=don’t do well in San Diego. I first heard that phrase uttered from an employee back in 2009 and have heard it more times than ...
Orange County Register 11 hours ago
The Dodgers paid a big price to retain a big piece of their bullpen, reaching agreement on a contract with free-agent reliever Brian Wilson Thursday. Wilson will earn $10 million in 2014 with another $700,000 in potential incentives based on games...
Los Angeles Times 11 hours ago
The Dodgers on Thursday fortified the back end of the bullpen, reaching an agreement on a new deal with Brian Wilson.
Dodgers Report | ESPN Los Angeles 13 hours ago
The Dodgers have a lot of allure for free agents these days. They have owners willing to spend, but not overly meddlesome on the baseball side. They play in a mediocre division and they’re coming off a trip to the NLCS, so veteran players see them as a place they could win a ring. But the best thing they have going for them, at least judging by their last two signings, is simple geography. Starting pitcher Dan Haren took a one-year, $10 million deal to pitch for the Dodgers largely because he’s raising his family in Southern California.
Los Angeles Times 14 hours ago
Right-hander Masahiro Tanaka might not be made available to major league teams this winter, the president of the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles told a Japanese sports newspaper.