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Yankees, Red Sox, Rangers in on LA's Kuroda

Posted on: July 30, 2011 3:31 pm
Edited on: July 30, 2011 3:31 pm
 
Maybe Rafael Furcal will be the only Dodgers player asked to waive a no-trade clause, maybe not.

Little more than 24 hours before Sunday's 4 p.m. EDT non-waivers trade deadline, three clubs continue to seriously engage the Dodgers in conversations regarding starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda, according to CBSSports.com sources: The Yankees, Red Sox and Rangers.

It is not known if Kuroda will consent to a deal if traded. A source close to him told CBSSports.com earlier in the week that he still seems a "little apprehensive" about leaving Los Angeles, the only major-league organization he's known since leaving Japan following the 2007 season.

Kuroda is just one of the starters available in a fairly weak starting pitching market at the 2011 trade deadline. The biggest target remains Colorado's Ubaldo Jimenez, who will make what could be his final start for the Rockies tonight in San Diego. However, it remains unclear whether Colorado will deal him. The Yankees and Red Sox both are interested.

Detroit acquired Doug Fister from Seattle earlier Saturday, taking him off the board. Other starting pitchers who could go include Baltimore's Jeremy Guthrie and Koji Uehara, San Diego's Aaron Harang, Tampa Bay's Jeff Niemann and Seattle's Erik Bedard.

Kuroda this season is 6-13 with a 3.11 ERA in 21 starts for the Dodgers.
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Yankees, Red Sox, Rangers in on LA's Kuroda

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Since: Sep 2, 2008
Posted on: July 30, 2011 7:12 pm
 

Yankees, Red Sox, Rangers in on LA's Kuroda

I'd rather have an ERA of 3.11 and lead the league in loses than lead the league in wins and have an ERA of 5.11!  A pitcher can't score runs, only prevent them.  As a Dodger fan, I wouldn't trade Kuroda because how do you acquire or develop a pitcher like him?  It is only for the dollars saved because it is not in the best interest of the Dodgers, the team.
If the Dodgers got equal value in a trade for the hitting they need, then they should get someone productive like Gunderson from the Yankee's, it's the only thing the Dodgers need that Kuroda could do FOR the Dodgers except just stay put.
You just don't get a Top 10 pitcher and let him go cheap!  This isn't K.C. or Pitt or some other low market club that needs to get rid of payroll, except for McCourts saving his own ass, it is not a good deal for the Dodgers! 


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