Troy E. Renck of the Denver Post runs down the reasons the Rockies are the favorite for free agent pitcher Brian Lawrence: he wants to pitch in the NL West, and he grew up in Colorado. Conversations are ongoing between Colorado and the soft-tossing righty. The Giants and D’Backs could be interested as well. While Lawrence is a year older and right-handed, is he otherwise much different than Mark Mulder right now?
Additionally, Rodrigo Lopez is a possibility for the Rockies’ rotation. It’s also been revealed that the Rockies are one of the six teams in on Chris Reitsma, along with the Reds. And talks with Javy Lopez will be reignited this week.