Western Wire: 12/3/11


Time for another edition of The Western Wire, our weekly round up of news from around the division as told by our FanSided friends.

Around the Foghorn covers the mistake the Padres made in not protecting one of their highest touted prospect, Drew Cumberland.  Cumberland, after all, had retired due to an inner-ear condition.  That seems to be resolved now, and the Padres are out a top prospect.  Now, perhaps, the Giants will take a risk and go after him.

Rox Pile takes a look at the Chris Iannetta trade.  While Iannetta’s loss is tough for the Rockies fans, the prospects the team is accumulating has to be encouraging.

Lasorda’s Lair weighs in on the Dodgers ownership bids.  With hopes of prospective owners making their bids soon, they look at Mark Cuban and his desire to purchase the team.  While Cuban doesn’t want to pay McCourt’s initial asking price, is he a legitimate candidate to take the reigns of this once-proud franchise?

Venom Strikes took some time to evaluate the Diamondbacks prospects who participated in the Arizona Fall League.  With seven prospects participating, there was a lot of information to cover, but Venom Strikes broke it all down nicely.

With the Winter Meetings scheduled to start next week, it is probably safe to say news from around the N.L. West will begin to heat up even more.  Stay tuned.

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