NL West extension candidates
February, 27, 2013
By Jason A. Churchill | ESPN Insider
The National League West isn't flooded with candidates for contract extensions, but there are some superstars that qualify, starting with left-hander Clayton Kershaw, one of the top few starting pitchers in all of baseball. The Los Angeles Dodgers don't have many other players that fit the bill, mostly because half their roster is already in the middle of a multi-year contract.
The defending champion San Francisco Giants have Buster Posey's long-term situation to deal with but Pablo Sandoval and Madison Bumgarner already have been extended. Tim Lincecum has a lot to prove after a poor 2012, but he'll be in the club's conversations, too. The Colorado Rockies could look to do something long-term with centerfielder Dexter Fowler or even Tyler Colvin. Fowler is arbitration eligible for the second time this offseason and Colvin will be eligible after 2013.