I hear that Bryan Morris and Scott Elbert are recovering well from their injuries. I'm hoping they'll get back on track and won't fall off like Greg Miller did.
Could it be true? Could it be a possibility...?
ChiSox could turn to Rays Crawford or LA's Pierre?
After losing out on Torii Hunter, the White Sox could shift their sights to Tampa Bay speedster Carl Crawford. But Crawford might stay in Tampa. The Dodgers' Juan Pierre is expected to move to left field, but he will receive $36.5 million over the next four seasons. The Sox might have enough resources to attract Red Sox center fielder Coco Crisp, who will make $10.5 million over the next two years. He also has an $8 million team option or $500,000 buyout in 2010. -- Chicago Tribune
Here's some more info on the Japanese guy
The article goes through the pitching market which seems awfully weak this time.Quote:
"He's a legit middle- to back-of-the-rotation starter," said a National League executive. "Of all the free agents, I think he's the best one out there."
Kuroda's list of suitors includes Seattle, Kansas City, Arizona, the Cubs, the Mets and definitely the Dodgers, who would love to plug him into their rotation with Brad Penny, Derek Lowe and Chad Billingsley. If Jason Schmidt can return to form and round out the top five in 2008, so much the better.
Seattle appears to be the front-runner after general manager Bill Bavasi and manager John McLaren traveled to Japan to meet personally with Kuroda. The initial feeling was that Kuroda could expect a three-year deal worth between $33 and $36 million. But the competition for his services could easily push his deal to four years.
Keith Law chat. Throughout the chat it's apparent he's very high on Bedard and he then predicts LA to land him.
SportsNation Keith Law: (1:09 PM ET ) Yes, although I think along those lines I'd take Bedard (two years) over Haren (Bedard's a much better pitcher) or Santana (better than Bedard but just one year left).
Keith (Tallahassee, FL): Keith - nice name. How about Bedard to the Dodgers for Kemp, LaRoche, Broxton (or more greedy, Loney). Can McPhail pull this off? And if they add Tejada in that deal, Dodgers throw in Hu.
SportsNation Keith Law: (1:38 PM ET ) Sounds like the Dodgers want to figure out if they're in/out on Cabrera first, then they'll turn to Baltimore (if they're out). That's a great haul for the O's, but I think they should try to get one of the two starters as the second player.
Keith Law: (1:59 PM ET ) If I was a GM looking to acquire a big starter, Bedard would be my #1 target - he's better than Haren/Blanton, and has the extra year left vs Santana.
Justin (la): I want an honest prediction, Keith, who gets cabrera, Dodgers, Angel, who?
SportsNation Keith Law: (2:08 PM ET ) Angels. Dodgers end up with Bedard.