Here's some more stuff from Keith Law's chat.
Kinda conflicts with what Crasnick reported, where one guy said he was a little less than Dice-K quality. Anyways, a 4/5 type pitcher might be what we need. And in Dodger stadium his numbers will probably be better.Kyle (Seattle): How good is Kuroda? #3 #4 or worse? Where will he end up and for how much?
SportsNation Keith Law: More of a 4/5 based on what I've seen, and he did end the year with elbow trouble, so caveat emptor. No idea where he ends up - that process seems to have just started.
Going along with what Frolov picked up on re: BerdardJeremy (Los Angeles): A source with knowledge of the Twins' position told the Los Angeles Daily News that the club is asking the Dodgers for a package of three or four players from a pool of six: Chad Billingsley, Clayton Kershaw, Matt Kemp, Andy LaRoche, Jonathan Broxton and Andre Ethier in Johan Santana discussions. Source: New York Post
SportsNation Keith Law: Ned should probably tell them to go pound sand. I'd give up Ethier and probably Broxton (just because relievers are so unpredictable), but even the worst package of those six - Ethier-Broxton-LaRoche - is too much for one year of Santana plus the window.
Jon (Draper, UT): Keith, why don't the Angels go after Bedard instead of Santana and then try to pry away Garrett Atkins from the Rockies?
SportsNation Keith Law: I was going to say, "They value defense too highly to get Atkins," but then again, they're after Jabba the Hutt right now to play 3b, so what do I know. I do like your idea, though. 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.Brian (MN): Is it me, or did I miss something? Bedard is always hurt, Santana has never been hurt?
SportsNation Keith Law: Santana's had at least one elbow operation (bone chips). Bedard had TJ surgery, and an oblique strain; he had a full season in 2006 and no arm trouble in 2007. I guess I don't see how he's "always" hurt.Jeff (NYC): Rowand or Andruw? Who's the better buy?
SportsNation Keith Law: Andruw. Not even close - better hitter, much better fielder - and the perceptions of the two players are reversed right now.