Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Kuroda Still Up For One More Dodger Start?

The Wednesday series finale with the Colorado Rockies could still be Hiroki Kuroday's to start, if he hasn't been traded away yet. And as of late Monday, no deal for Kuroda was on the table:

LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda, the subject of increasing trade speculation, had not been asked to waive his no-trade clause for any specific club as of Monday.

"I haven't talked to Ned [Colletti, general manager] or my agent or had any meeting in recent days," said Kuroda, who would need to approve any assignment. "I haven't heard anything from anybody."

Colletti, who met with Kuroda last week and told him he would keep the pitcher informed, said Monday that no deal is imminent.

The non-waiver Trade Deadline is Sunday. Kuroda's next start -- and possibly last for the Dodgers this year -- is Wednesday night.

He said he's aware of the rumored destinations (the clubs most frequently mentioned are Detroit, Cleveland, Texas and the Yankees), but again wouldn't speculate on whether he would approve a deal.

"I haven't put a lot of thought into it," he said.

It must be weird, knowing that you could be shipped off at a moment's noticed to another squad all the way across the country. I guess it also must be weird owning a 3.19 ERA and being 6-12, however. If we do have to give Kuroda up, here's hoping we get some great players in return.


Fred's Brim said...

Maybe we can trade him to Cleveland and get Santana back

Fred's Brim said...

If we do trade him, I hope it's to Cleveland or Texas - I wouldn't mind cheering for them in the postseason

Steve Sax said...

Hey, you are up early.

Fred's Brim said...

The sun on the east coast wakes me up early

You are up early too. Are you on this side of the continent this week?