The National League West has been rather quiet of late, so let's take a look at what is going on over there. Some rumors and news have popped up in the past few days:
- Nick Piecoro from the Arizona Republic tweets that Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero want to get extension talks wrapped up by March.
- Bill Shaikin of the LA Times says that Steven Cohen is still trying to buy the Los Angeles Dodgers though he is expected to become minority owner of the New York Mets.
- Jim McLennan of AZ Snake Pit, the SBNation Diamondbacks blog, wonders if the 2012 Diamondbacks will regress or repeat from 2011.
- Brandon Lennox from True Blue LA, the SBNation Dodgers blog, takes a look at Dodgers prospects 80-71.
Arizona Diamondbacks, Miguel Montero Are Far Apart In Extension Talks - MLB Daily Dish
Miguel Montero told Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic he'd like to stop contract talks by late March, perhaps March 20th, so he could focus on the regular season. D'Backs GM Kevin Towers also spoke with reporters, and told them the two sides are "quite a ways apart on a multi-year" pact. The problem isn't years, though, but the amount of money.
Contract Details: Diamondbacks, Joel Zumaya, Astros - MLB Daily Dish
Joe Saunders re-signed with the D'Backs on a one-year deal after being non-tendered, and he'll earn $6 million in 2012. The southpaw also gets a hotel suite on road trips.
Giants Interested in Xavier Nady - MLB Daily Dish
The San Francisco Giants are interested in potentially signing Xavier Nady to a minor league deal, according to Hank Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle. The interest is apparently mutual and a deal would likely come with a Spring Training invite. This follows a couple moves over the past day, as the Giants have just signed both Ryan Theriot and Clay Hensley.