July 27, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Hanley Ramirez celebrates after hitting a two-run home run during the tenth inning against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Beck Diefenbach-US PRESSWIRE
Here's the latest out of the National League West:
San Francisco Giants (55-44)
The Giants acquired Marco Scutaro from the Colorado Rockies last night, shoring up their middle infield. Today, the team activated Aubrey Huff from the disabled list, placed Pablo Sandoval on the DL and designated Emmanuel Burriss for assignment. San Francisco is looking to upgrade its bullpen, and has expressed interest in Brandon League of the Seattle Mariners.
Los Angeles Dodgers (54-47, -2 in West, -2 in Wild Card)
The Dodgers already made a huge move in acquiring Hanley Ramirez from the Miami Marlins, and could have another big deal up their sleeves. Chicago Cubs starter Ryan Dempster has expressed interest in pitching on the West coast, and the team has been linked to Shane Victorino, Hunter Pence, Josh Willingham, Justin Morneau, Alfonso Soriano and Bryan LaHair.
Arizona Diamondbacks (50-50, -5.5 in West, -5.5 in Wild Card)
Weeks of Justin Upton trade rumors have fizzled out and it appears the star right fielder will be staying put. For all the noise GM
Josh Byrnes Kevin Towers has been making through the media, the team has been awfully quite up to this point. The D-Backs traded away Ryan Roberts and Barry Enright, but haven't made a commitment either way on whether they're buyers or sellers.
San Diego Padres (43-58, -13 in West, -13 in Wild Card)
The Padres are a hard team to figure out. They're one of the worst teams in baseball, but are motivated to hang on to their veterans. They already extended Carlos Quentin, have offered Huston Street an extension and intend on keeping Edinson Volquez. With prospect Jedd Gyorko waiting in the wings, however, the team is prepared to move third baseman Chase Headley.
Colorado Rockies (37-61, -17.5 in West, -17.5 in Wild Card)
The Rockies have already gotten rid of Marco Scutaro and Jeremy Guthrie, but figure to unload a few more players before the deadline. The team still holds out hope they can turn things around for next season, but other trade candidates include Rafael Bentancourt, Jason Giambi, Matt Reynolds and Jonathan Herrera.