NL West News and Rumors
ESPN.com 32 minutes agoThe Braves pulled off another trade in their busy offseason Friday, dealing right-handed pitchers David Hale and Gus Schlosser to the Colorado Rockies for minor league catchers Jose Briceno and Chris O'Dowd.Upvote Share Tweet
Rockies sensed Wilson's winning attitude early onMLB.com 9 hours agoFootball star Russell Wilson impressed the Rockies with his demeanor and skills on diamond after being drafted by the club in 2010.Upvote Share TweetLongtime MLB front office executive Omar Minaya is making a move to the MLB Players Association. Best known for being the general manager of the New York Mets from 2005 to 2010, Minaya had spent the last three seasons with the Padres serving as their se…Upvote Share Tweet
Dominguez designated for assignmentMLB.com 20 hours agoThe Giants trimmed their Major League roster to its 40-man limit Thursday by designating infielder-outfielder Chris Dominguez for assignment.Upvote Share TweetESPN.com 21 hours agoThe two men who savagely beat a San Francisco Giants fan outside Dodger Stadium face up to 10 years in federal prison on firearms convictions.Upvote Share Tweet
Prospect Anderson needs more time for elbow to healMLB.com 22 hours agoRockies lefty pitching prospect Tyler Anderson will not be ready to pitch at the start of Spring Training in order to allow a stress fracture in his left elbow to continue healing, the club announced Thursday.Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com 23 hours agoBaseball teams are romancing the past this week. Consider the Seattle Mariners' nice-looking new alternate jerseys and the San Diego Padres' announcement that they'll go retro with late '80s brown pinstriped uniforms for five games. One of the other mor…Upvote Share Tweet
Dodgers players to help cap special week in the communityThe Dodgers' week-long "Pitching in the Community" initiative to serve the greater Los Angeles area concludes Friday, with up to 22 current players participating in events throughout the city.Upvote Share Tweet
Hosmer looks back on Royals' 'incredible ride'Watching the Royals sweep their way through the early part of the postseason and into the World Series, it was apparent just how much the club's run energized the organization and Kansas City itself. After getting over the disappointment of the Royals' …Upvote Share TweetThe Dodgers' desire to sign Cuban free agent Yoan Moncada has been tempered by the weighty penalties that would be levied against the club if it does.Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Jan 28 (yesterday)The Arizona Diamondbacks have hired Joe Carter as special assistant to general manager Dave Stewart.Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Jan 28 (yesterday)There's a legion of baseball fans out there who've campaigned for years to get the San Diego Padres to bring back their brown uniforms. On Wednesday, their wish came true — sort of. The Padres announced that they'll wear their brown pinstriped uniforms …Upvote Share Tweet
Veteran lefty Bedard signs Minors deal with spring inviteMLB.com Jan 28 (2 days ago)The Dodgers announced Wednesday the signings of veteran starter Erik Bedard and Minor League reliever Ben Rowen to Minor League contracts with invitations to Spring Training.Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Jan 28 (2 days ago)When Pablo Sandoval chose to leave the San Francisco Giants for the Boston Red Sox in free agency, he talked about wanting "new challenges." Maybe that meant hitting homers over the Green Monster. But maybe it also meant hitting half-court bas…Upvote Share Tweet
Apprehensive at first, Morneau finds home with RockiesFirst baseman Justin Morneau wasn't sure how he'd fit with the Rockies when he signed with them before last season. He was a Twins mainstay from his Major League debut in 2003 until August 2013, when he was dealt to the Pirates -- where he helped during…Upvote Share Tweet
Kemp talks to Larry King about leaving LA, joining SDNew Padres outfielder Matt Kemp touched on several topics recently during a interview for "Larry King Now," including his departure from the only organization he's ever known and his new start in San Diego.Upvote Share Tweet
Mays man of the hour as Giants return to New YorkWillie Mays' appearance highlighted one of several events that the Giants scheduled last week to share the glory of the 2014 World Series triumph with fans in the franchise's original home.Upvote Share Tweet
Tulo, CarGo healthy, committed to RockiesESPN.com Jan 24 (6 days ago)This has almost become an annual rite of impending spring: Troy Tulowitzki insisting he is healthy and can stay that way for an entire season.Upvote Share Tweet
NYC fans endure winter weather to visit WS trophyMLB.com Jan 24 (6 days ago)Fans withstood the 30-degree weather to line up on the snow-covered sidewalks hours before Finnerty's sports bar in New York opened in order to secure a chance for a picture with the Giants' coveted championship hardware.Upvote Share Tweet
Adrian to help Dodgers launch weeklong caravanMLB.com Jan 24 (6 days ago)First baseman Adrian Gonzalez will appear at Garfield High School in East Los Angeles on Monday as the 12th annual Dodgers Community Service Caravan kicks off.Upvote Share Tweet
Buster's Blog: Importance Of Brandon BeltJan 29With the loss of Pablo Sandoval, the Giants will need Brandon Belt to step up in production if the team hopes for any chance at repeating as champions.
Greatest Dynasties In Baseball HistoryJan 26Cary Chow and David Schoenfield look at the greatest baseball dynasties and pick out where the current Giants fit on the list.
ESPN The Magazine Music Issue: Adrian GonzalezJan 19Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez discusses Mariachi music and how his Mexican roots play a role in baseball.
Buster's Blog: Value Of A Good RightyDec 23Buster Olney discusses the Giants and Sergio Romo agreeing to a new deal and why it is especially important because of the Padres' recent additions.
Darrell Bevell on the Chess Match with Belichick and Russell Wilson’s Unsh…Jan 30Follow The MMQB on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The MMQB Newsletter Enter your email below to receive the best of The MMQB in your inbox each weekday
ESPN NowJan 30NBA commissioner Adam Silver has been in office for a year. How would Mavs owner Mark Cuban grade Year 1? "A-plus," Cuban said. "Love everything he's...
The Key to Super Bowl 49? Guy by the Name of GronkJan 30TEMPE, Ariz. — Did Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright’s sly smile tell it all? I’ve got this theory about Super Bowl 49 that isn’t exactly breaking news: Rob Gronkowski is the key player. If he blows up, New England wins. If Seattle manages to beat him up …
Pau Gasol exit a colossal blunder by Los Angeles LakersJan 29Pau Gasol's L.A. homecoming was a reminder how the Lakers have nothing to show for his departure, J.A. Adande writes.