Found November 07, 2011 on MLB Trade Rumors:
We've checked in on the Giants, who made a major trade today. Here are some notes from the other teams in baseball's western divisions... The Diamondbacks have an offer out to Aaron Hill, according to Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic (on Twitter). The club’s proposal comes with a deadline and team officials expect Hill to wait as long as possible before deciding whether to accept the deal. Free agent reliever Heath Bell told Jim Bowden of Sirius XM Radio that he’d prefer to sign with the Padres, Angels or Dodgers (Twitter link). Bell says he’d also like to play for the Red Sox or Phillies. Dave Cameron of FanGraphs argues that the Angels should keep Peter Bourjos instead of trading him. Viewing Bourjos and Mike Trout as players who are getting in each other’s way would be a mistake, Cameron explains. Dodgers owner Frank McCourt may ask the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for permission to sell the team's TV rights, according to Bill Shaikin of the LA Times. This...

2011 Los Angeles Dodgers off-season preview: Trade targets

In the last of my off-season previews, I look at potential trade targets. The Dodgers' minor-league system is rich with low-level pitching and MLB-average (at best) outfielders. Teams will be interested in pitching, but the Dodgers could (and should) go a different direction -- trading veterans.Will they? Probably not. But there are some pieces on the market the team could certainly...

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Well this shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone, MLBTR recently provided a source saying that the Hiroshima Carp have made an offer to Dodgers free agent Hiroki Kuroda. The soon to be 37 year old right-hander said he was happy to have received the offer from his former team. Kuroda commented: "I’m happy that they would evaluate my contributions like that....

Dodgers will be sold in unique approach

Major League Baseball and embattled Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt have agreed to a unique structure for the auction of one of the game's most storied franchises. Under a deal hammered out during two weeks of intense negotiations last month, the league will allow McCourt and his advisers to solicit separate bids for the team and the future media rights to its games...

Transaction Analysis: The First Free Agent Signings of the Fall by Ben Lindbergh

Signed free agent LF-R Juan Rivera. [11/3] What baffles me about this move isn’t that the Dodgers re-signed Juan Rivera, but that the Dodgers re-signed Juan Rivera for $4.5 million (technically $4 million with a $500,000 buyout of his 2013 team option, which brings the total to $4.5 million in guaranteed cash). Granted, the Dodgers found out last season what can happen when...

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Fox has shot to object if Dodgers sell TV rights

A federal bankruptcy judge says Fox will have a chance to challenge the Los Angeles Dodgers if the team attempts to sell future television rights along with the franchise.

Fox has chance to object if Dodgers sell TV rights

A federal bankruptcy judge says Fox will have a chance to challenge the Los Angeles Dodgers if the team attempts to sell future television rights along with the franchise.Fox's Prime Ticket subsidiary, part of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp., holds the team's broadcast rights through the 2013 season and has the ...

Wren Talks Payroll, Shortstop

GM Frank Wren told Jim Bowden of Sirius XM Radio that the Braves will increase their payroll in 2012, but that doesn’t mean they’ll pursue top free agent shortstops (all Twitter links). Wren indirectly ruled free agents Jimmy Rollins and Jose Reyes out by expressing a strong preference for one-year deals. Though the Braves remain open-minded regarding possible trades, Wren...
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