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MLB Trade Rumors:
Here's the latest from the City Of Angels (And Dodgers)....
Ned Colletti wants to bring back Hiroki Kuroda next season, but isn't sure if the Dodgers can afford him or if Kuroda will return to Japan, reports Ramona Shelburne of ESPN Los Angeles.
The Dodgers' major offseason moves could be wrapping up but Jerry Dipoto's first offseason as Angels GM is just beginning, writes Mike DiGiovanna of the L.A. Times.
From that same piece, DiGiovanna notes the club will look at "second-tier starters" like Kuroda, Aaron Harang, Jeff Francis, Bruce Chen and Roy Oswalt. Kuroda, Harang and Francis are also known to be on the Dodgers' list of pitching options.
Of bigger-name starters, the Angels have been connected to C.J. Wilson this winter, but Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles wonders if the Angels' courtship of Wilson just a "smokescreen" intended to drive up Wilson's price for the Rangers. I'm not sure this tactic would spec...
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Ken Gurnick of Dodgers.com reported today the Dodgers' General Manager Ned Colletti met with Aaron Harang's agent. However, Hiroki Kuroda is still the Dodgers' priority.Harang made $4 million last season with the Padres and received a $500,000 buyout when the team didn't exercise the mutual option.So, he made $4.5 million. Kuroda made $12 million last season with...
ANAHEIM, CA The Angels today announced former All-Star shortstop Gary DiSarcina has
agreed to a multi-year deal as the clubs Field Coordinator. Todays announcement was made by club General Manager Jerry Dipoto.
DiSarcina, who turns 44 tomorrow (1119), spent the 2011 campaign as a special assistant to the general manager. Prior to joining the Angels, he spent the previous four seasons...
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The Dodgers reportedly are interested in free agent pitcher Aaron Harang whose 2012 mutual option was declined by the Padres.
Angels General Manager Dipoto has several off-season possibilities and more wiggle room to operate than Dodgers General Manager Colletti, who has a limited budget and already has made big deals.Angels General Manager Dipoto has several off-season possibilities and more wiggle room to operate than Dodgers General Manager Colletti, who has a limited budget and already has made big deals.
The Angels are looking for rotation depth and bullpen help under new GM Jerry Dipoto. Here's the latest on their search for pitching...
C.J. Wilson will visit the Angels Monday, according to ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick. The free agent left-hander has serveral similar visits in the works with other teams. Dipoto acknowledged this week that there's mutual interest between...
Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti left the General Managers Meetings on Thursday, heading home for the imminent announcement of Matt Kemp's contract extension and to continue his search for a starting pitcher.
Los Angeles Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti said Friday that he didn't know if it was going to be possible for the club to re-sign right-handed pitcher Hiroki Kuroda.
Frank McCourt, Matt Kemp, Ned Colletti, Dave Stewart. Not pictured: Larry Bowa, Bob Schaefer.
photo by Jon SooHoo/Dodgers
The Dodgers have narrowed their search for starting pitching, according to Mike DiGiovanna of the LA Times (on Twitter). Free agents Hiroki Kuroda, Aaron Harang, Chris Capuano and Jeff Francis top the Dodgers' list, according to DiGiovanna.
Jon Heyman of SI.com lists the same four pitchers as possible targets and says on Twitter that the Dodgers have less than $10MM to...