November 2006 - Los Angeles Dodgers Wiretap
Wolf, Dodgers Agree To $8 Million, One-Year Deal
Randy Wolf and the Dodgers finalized an $8 million, one-year contract on Tuesday. Wolf gets $7.5 million next year, and the Dodgers have a $9 million option for 2008 with a $500,000 buyout. His 2008 salary would become guaranteed if Wolf pitches 180 innings next season.
Boston's Asking Price For Manny Too High?
The Boston Red Sox have discussed trading Manny Ramirez with the Dodgers, but are currently seeking more in return than the club is willing to send for the slugger. According to a source, the Red Sox want three players, including Matt Kemp, the top outfield prospect in the organization.
Mets And Dodgers Lead Charge For Lugo, Boston Fades
The Red Sox are believed to be fading from the top of the suitor list for free agent Julio Lugo. The New York Mets and Los Angeles Dodgers, the team that traded for Lugo during last season, are believed to be the most aggressive pursuers.
Source: Manny Could Be Dealt By Saturday
According to baseball sources, the Red Sox are very agressively shopping Manny Ramirez, as his value has never been higher. "I wouldn't be shocked if the Red Sox traded him by Saturday," says one big league official. The Red Sox are expected to sign J.D. Drew by Saturday and will then be ready to deal Ramirez. The Giants, Dodgers, Padres and Rangers are involved with the conversations. The Orioles have spoken with the Red Sox about Ramirez recently, but their conversations hadn't advanced in recent days. The Indians and Red Sox talked last week, but those conversations are dead.
Wolf To Sign With The Dodgers
Two baseball sources said on Sunday that Randy Wolf is expected to sign with the Los Angeles Dodgers. It is believed Wolf turned down more money from the Phillies in order to play in Southern California, where he is from. He has a 69-60 career record in the MLB.
D-Backs, Giants, Padres And Dodgers In Hunt For Mulder
Mark Mulder is unlikely to be ready at the start of the regular season because of September shoulder surgery. He is likely to sign an incentive-laden contract. San Francisco, San Diego and the Los Angeles Dodgers also are among the teams that also appear to be after Mulder.
Pierre, Dodgers Finalize Deal
With power in short supply on the free agency front, the Los Angeles Dodgers went for speed. Juan Pierre and the Dodgers finalized a $44 million, five-year contract Wednesday, giving the club another dangerous threat at the top of the lineup to go with Rafael Furcal.
Nomar Gets Two-Years, $18.5 Million
The Dodgers on Monday announced the re-signing of National League Comeback Player of the Year Nomar Garciaparra to a two-year contract reportedly worth $18.5 million. Already looking for one power hitter, current management's interest in retaining Garciaparra soared after getting blindsided by the departure of right fielder J.D. Drew, who earlier this month exercised an option to void the final three years of his contract and took his 100 RBIs to the free-agent market. "Nomar played a huge role in the Dodgers' success last season and an offensive threat like him is not easy to find," said Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti. "His versatility, mental toughness, clutch performances and leadership capabilities make him a perfect fit for this team." Garciaparra will get a $2.5 million signing bonus, a salary of $7.5 million next season and $8.5 million in 2008, according to The Associated Press. His deal also contains performance bonuses and a no-trade provision.
Pierre Close To Deal With Dodgers
The Dodgers are close to signing Juan Pierre, according to Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports. Pierre is believed to be seeking $9M a season and his contract could be for as long as five years. Pierre's signing could lead to Dave Roberts signing with the Giants, Brewers or Rangers.
Nomar Is Staying With Dodgers
Nomar Garciaparra is staying with the Los Angeles Dodgers, agreeing to a two-year contract. The deal with the All-Star first baseman will be formally announced Monday, Dodgers spokesman Joe Jareck said Sunday.
Dodgers And Nomar On The Verge Of Two-Year Deal
The Dodgers are on the verge of giving oft-injured Nomar Garciaparra a two-year deal.
Red Sox Close To Signing Drew?
Multiple sources say they are set to sign free-agent outfielder J.D. Drew, for a 4-year, $48 million deal.
Drew Opts Out Of Contract
Los Angeles Dodgers' outfielder J.D. Drew has opted out of the final three years of his contract and is now an unrestricted free agent.
The Bids For Matsuzaka Are In
The Seibu Lions have four days to accept or reject the top bid.
Nomar Open To Other Positions
Nomar Garciaparra would be "open-minded" about "playing first base, third base, maybe the outfield."