Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports that the Rockies are keeping a close eye on Carl Pavano‘s situation in New York, prepared to swoop in if he’s pushed out. Colorado will be scouting the 31 year-old righthander this spring.
Renck believes the Rockies might only have to pay $10-12MM of Pavano’s remaining $22MM for the next two seasons. Dan O’Dowd could ship out Josh Fogg or Byung-Hyun Kim to further balance salaries as well as create some room for Pavano. As it stands, the Rockies have quite a bit of starting pitching depth. Several promising youngsters might not be able to crack the rotation this spring unless some trades are made.