Found November 15, 2011 on MLB Trade Rumors:
The latest out of the NL West... Signing Tim Lincecum to a multiyear deal is at the top of the Giants' agenda, reports SI's Jon Heyman.  The Giants are aiming for at least a four-year deal, which would buy out two years of free agency.  Though Matt Cain is a year closer to free agency, Heyman says the focus is more on Lincecum.  Heyman believes Lincecum's agents at Beverly Hills Sports Council could file as high as $25MM in arbitration this winter, in my opinion a risky move if the Giants come in around $20MM.  For more on Lincecum's historic arbitration case, click here. The Rockies will not dabble financially in marginal players, explained GM Dan O'Dowd to Troy E. Renck of the Denver Post.  They do have interest in Paul Maholm, Jeff Francis, and J.C. Romero, though, according to Renck, after bigger free agent targets such as Grady Sizemore and Roy Oswalt. The Dodgers will lower their payroll in 2012, tweets Dylan Hernandez of the L.A. Times.  Th...

Dodgers meet with Aaron Harang's agent

Ken Gurnick of 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...

Sources: Kemp, Dodgers working on deal

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Matt Kemp are in serious discussions that could land the 27-year-old outfielder $160 million over eight years, sources told It would rank as the seventh-largest contract in baseball history. Kemp's sixth season in the majors was his best. He hit .324 with 39 home runs, 126 RBIs and 40 stolen bases in 2011. His .586 slugging percentage...

Los Angeles Dodgers: McCourt’s $160 Million Going Away Gift?

Dodgers owner Frank McCourt (left) and Matt Kemp attend the opening of a new little league field in Compton, CA. Kemp remained silent about reports he was ready to sign an 8 year, $160 million deal with the team. Frank McCourt may have been a terrible owner but he is turning into quite the apologist. Ever since he lost his battle with Bud Selig to retain control of the Dodgers, McCourt...

Dodgers sign Mark Ellis to two-year deal

LOS ANGELES The Los Angeles Dodgers Tuesday announced that they have signed second baseman Mark Ellis to a two-year contract with a club option for a third year in 2014. Dodger General Manager Ned Colletti made the announcement. Mark brings a veteran presence to our lineup and he knows how to handle the bat, said Colletti. On defense, hes been one of the most dependable second...

Rockies Rumors: Trade Targets, Stewart, Sizemore

The latest on the Rockies from the Denver Post's Troy Renck: The Rockies continue to search for starting pitching via trade, having met with a few teams already. They probably won't match the asking prices for John Danks or Wandy Rodriguez, but they could target arms such as Ricky Nolasco, Anibal Sanchez, Jeff Niemann, and Wade Davis, if the Marlins and Rays are...

Report: Blue Jays interested in Rockies P Street

The Toronto Blue Jays may be willing to forgo signing a marquee free-agent closer - and acquire one via trade instead.FOX Sports is reporting that the Blue Jays have inquired about the availability of Colorado Rockies reliever Huston Street. The emergence of Rafael Betancourt as a reliable ninth-inning option has made Street expendable in Denver.Street is owed $7.5 million this season...

Kemp wants to stay in L.A., but no new deal yet

COMPTON, Calif. (AP) -- Matt Kemp says he wants to remain with the Los Angeles Dodgers but no deal has been reached amid reports that he's close to signing an eight-year, $160 million contract.

Renck: Rockies need Jhoulys Chacin's mechanics back in form

It's not easy being the next big thing. When Ubaldo Jimenez was traded last July, Jhoulys Chacin stepped into the role of ace. He has the ability but wasn't ready. He pressed.

Frank McCourt Finally Speaks

Dodgers Owner Frank McCourt speaks publicly for the 1st time since announcing he has agreed to sell the team. McCourt spoke at Mona Park in Compton where the team was dedicating a new Dodgers Dream Field.

Dodgers say Fox Sports trying to interfere with sale

The Los Angeles Dodgers are complaining that Fox Sports is illegally trying to interfere with efforts to sell the team and its assets, including media rights to future games.

Rockies willing to trade closer Huston Street

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The offseason as a Pirate fan

I wrote this about last weekend's Jamey Carroll Sweepstakes over at the Outside Corner. I'm planning on making my winter posts over there part of a recurring theme: the winter is a rough time to be the fan of any team except for a few of baseball's biggest spenders. 

NL West Links: Rockies, Oswalt, Dodgers

The latest out of the National League West.. Rockies General Manager Dan O'Dowd is after a "No. 3 or No. 4" pitcher, writes Troy Renck of The Denver Post.  The team's search has led them to talks with Roy Oswalt, and the team is being aggressive in their pursuit, according to several agents and executives, Renck tweets.  While Oswalt is interested, he'...
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