NL West News and Rumors
Sports Briefing | Baseball: Jose Reyes Pleads Not Guiltynytimes.com Nov 25 (yesterday)The Rockies shortstop is pleading not guilty to allegations of abusing his wife at a Hawaii resort.Share Tweet
White Sox acquire Kahnle in deal with RockiesThe White Sox on Tuesday acquired right-hander Tommy Kahnle from the Rockies in exchange for Minor League right-hander Yency Almonte.Share Tweet
McGwire expected to be Padres' bench coachThe Padres are reportedly expected to hire Mark McGwire as bench coach, according to CBS Sports. The club has not confirmed the report.Share Tweetyahoo.com Nov 24 (yesterday)Major League Baseball teams will be spending this holiday season just like you: Searching for the cheapest deals and the best bargains. That's right, free agency is upon us, and not every team can afford to throw around money like the Los Angeles Dodger…Share Tweet
Puig's best could still be on deck for DodgersYes, there are days when the Dodgers have wondered if Yasiel Puig is worth the trouble, but who trades a 24-year-old outfielder with tremendous numbers, a huge upside and a modest salary?Share Tweet
Rumor roundup: Dodgers, Nats eye relief gemsMLB.com Nov 24 (2 days ago)The rumor mill revolved around a pair of the game's top relievers on Monday, as both Aroldis Chapman and Darren O'Day were mentioned as potential candidates to be on the move.Share TweetDave Roberts will be the Los Angeles Dodgers’ first minority manager.Share Tweet
D-backs reach deal with reliever ReynoldsMLB.com Nov 23 (2 days ago)The D-backs announced Monday that they agreed to a one-year deal with left-hander Matt Reynolds, avoiding salary arbitration.Share Tweetyahoo.com Nov 23 (2 days ago)The Los Angeles Dodgers landed the third-ranked prospect on MLB.com's list of the top 30 international prospects by signing Cuban outfielder Yusniel Diaz. They also came to terms with second baseman Omar Estevez. The signings continue a long history of …Share Tweet
6 free-agent arms who are Coors Field-compatibleMLB.com Nov 23 (3 days ago)It's not clear how the Rockies will improve the top of their pitching rotation, but there's nothing wrong with looking at possible free-agent targets.Share Tweet
Sources: Dodgers ink pair of Cuban prospectsMLB.com Nov 22 (3 days ago)The Dodgers have come to terms with two top Cuban prospects. According to industry sources, outfielder Yusniel Diaz, 19, ranked No. 3 on MLB.com's Top 30 International Prospects list, and second baseman Omar Estevez, 17, have agreed to a bonuses worth $…Share Tweet
Nats, Dodgers reportedly frontrunners for O'DayMLB.com Nov 22 (4 days ago)The Nationals and Dodgers appear to be the most likely landing spots for free-agent reliever Darren O'Day, according to ESPN.Share Tweetyahoo.com Nov 21 (4 days ago)It's often difficult to figure out which direction the Colorado Rockies are headed, mainly because the Rockies themselves rarely have a firm plan in place. Though they're usually open to locking up superstar caliber players with big-money extensions, th…Share Tweet
La Russa's ARF has big impact on vets, petsMLB.com Nov 21 (4 days ago)Soon after managing the last game of his Hall of Fame career, Tony La Russa was invited by Tom Coughlin, the New York Giants' coach, to a function for Wounded Warriors, the charity that looks out for injured military veterans -- an experience that would…Share TweetFriday's deadline to set 40-man rosters brought with it a flurry of roster moves, including a pair of trades. The Tigers acquired outfielder Cameron Maybin in a deal with the Braves, while Toronto swapped Kyle Hendriks for Oakland's Jesse Chavez. And if…Share Tweet
Dodgers honored for Vin's return videoA special moment this summer at Dodger Stadium has earned the Dodgers an Esurance MLB Award.Share Tweet
Preller refreshing farm with chosen prospectsPadres general manager A.J. Preller had a plan for rebuilding the organization when he took the job a year ago, and he hasn't deviated from it. He didn't mortgage the future with deals last offseason, as they were actually a down payment for a revival.Share Tweet
Kershaw Struck By Liner, Loses Part Of ToothMar 20Clayton Kershaw was hit by Andy Parrino's broken-bat liner in the bottom of the third inning in the Dodgers' 3-2 loss to the A's. Kershaw remained in the game.
Leaving San Francisco Was Easy Call For SandovalMar 9ESPN SweetSpot blogger David Schoenfield discusses Pablo Sandoval's comments about feeling disrespected by the Giants.
Yasiel Puig Puts On A Big HeadMar 9While signing autographs during spring training, Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig decided to have some fun by putting on a giant head of himself.
Matt Kemp ConversationMar 7Padres outfielder Matt Kemp talks to Josina Anderson about moving on from the Dodgers' organization, preparing to play in a San Diego Padres uniform and addresses durability questions.
Future NBA cornerstone (Insider)Nov 25Chad Ford says the LSU freshman has special qualities. "I think what scouts love the most is how Simmons plays the game. He plays with a calm demeanor...
NBA: Opponents can't afford to give Golden State Warriors second looksNov 22For Golden State, offensive boards equal a wide-open -- and dangerous -- Steph Curry. Teams that want a chance against the champs must limit their second looks, writes J.A. Adande.
NBA: Warriors are having a blast making historyNov 20Winning is a feat and a mindset built by repetition. The Warriors have grasped the concept and mastered the approach and are leaving the rest of the NBA behind.
ESPN NowNov 13No. 1 recruit in 2015 ESPN 100From Melbourne, Australia6-10, 240 lbsNo. 1 on Chad Ford's 2016 NBA draft Big Board