Joe Cowley wants to help Kenny:
Time to sweeten the pot, Kenny. The Dodgers reportedly won't trade slugging youngster Matt Kemp for Contreras straight up? Well, I see your Kemp and raise you a Lance Broadway. Broadway has been jumped by at least three other minor-league prospects in the Sox' system, and the right-hander's soft-throwing style is now outdated with the new Williams draft philosophy. Contreras and Broadway for Kemp and a few lower-level pitchers who someday could develop into something, and the Sox still have a starting rotation four deep? That's a good day.Would Broadway be enough?
Ozzie says they considered bringing up David Aardsma or Andrew Sisco but decided they would be better off in Charlotte [and brought up Hager]:
"We're going to leave a couple of guys in the minor league for good to make sure they mature, continue to get better."That explain Sisco's outing yesterday (9H/8R/8ER/2HR in 0.1 IP). He was disappointed he wasn't called up.
The Rockies were interested in Buehrle:
According to a major-league source, Williams received an inquiry from Colorado regarding Buehrle shortly before re-signing him. The Rockies also inquired about pitcher Jon Garland before shifting to Jose Contreras, but the Rockies were unwilling to part with top prospects Franklin Morales or Ian Stewart.
And the latest Palehose 7 strip: Round and Round