NL West News and Rumors
It’s difficult to figure out where general managers find their motivation sometimes. When it came to signing Mark Melancon though, the motivation for San Francisco Giants GM Bobby Evans may have come in the form of a young fan’s letter. As everyone know…Share Tweet
Dodgers outright Culberson to Triple-AMLB.com 4 hours agoCharlie Culberson, whose walk-off home run clinched the National League West for the Dodgers this past season, was outrighted to Triple-A on Friday.Share Tweet
2016 Rule 5 Draft pick scouting reportsMLB.com Dec 8 (yesterday)Jim Callis provides scouting reports for the 18 players selected in the Major League phase of the Rule 5 Draft, including former Brewers prospect Miguel Diaz, who was picked first by the Twins and then dealt to the Padres.Share Tweet
Top 3 picks of Rule 5 Draft end up on PadresMLB.com Dec 8 (yesterday)The talk leading into Thursday's Rule 5 Draft was that the San Diego Padres, with just 33 players on their 40-man roster and having taken four players in last year's Major League phase, would be active again. That turned out to be true, albeit not in th…Share TweetMLB.com Dec 7 (2 days ago)The Dodgers came to the Winter Meetings seeking a closer and a third baseman, and they will probably leave on Thursday with the same needs.Share Tweetyahoo.com Dec 5 (4 days ago)Chris Heston, he of the 2015 no-hitter, is headed to the Mariners. (AP) This is The Stew’s running list of trades and signings that happen during baseball’s Winter Meetings. We’ll update this post as news happens. WEDNESDAY Mariners get Chris Heston in …Share TweetColorado's offense was already stellar, and the addition of Ian Desmond makes it outstanding.Share Tweet
Mariners add Heston, might leave without moreMLB.com Dec 7 (2 days ago)Right-hander Chris Heston, who threw a no-hitter in a strong 2015 rookie season before spending most of last year in Triple-A and on the disabled list, has been traded from the Giants to the Mariners for a player to be named, sources said Wednesday.Share Tweetyahoo.com Dec 7 (2 days ago)Don Mattingly’s presser at the Winter Meetings on Wednesday. (AP) NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — A lot has happened since the last Winter Meetings Journal. Chris Sale was traded, finally. Ian Desmond got a $70 million deal from the Colorado Rockies. Wade Davis …Share TweetESPN.com Dec 6 (3 days ago)Implications of blockbuster Chris Sale trade could affect DodgersShare Tweet
Padres fielding calls, but like young outfield mixMLB.com Dec 6 (3 days ago)Speaking at the Winter Meetings outside Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Padres general manager A.J. Preller said he's received multiple calls on his available outfielders. But as things currently stand, he feels there's plenty of playing time to go around…Share Tweet
Preller capitalizes on CBA's final yearMLB.com Dec 6 (3 days ago)When all is said and done, the Padres will spend upwards of $70 million on international prospects during the current signing period. You won't see that again any time soon -- and certainly not within the next five years.Share Tweetyahoo.com Dec 6 (3 days ago)NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — It’s one of those days at the MLB Winter Meetings where you’re waiting for something big to happen. Day 1 provided us a few highlights, but they were mostly things we expected: The Giants signed Mark Melancon and the Dodgers re-si…Share Tweet
Doctor's orders: Lasorda skips Winter MeetingsMLB.com Dec 6 (4 days ago)Legendary Dodgers executive Tom Lasorda, a decades-long fixture at MLB's Winter Meetings, is not attending the current one on doctor's orders.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.