MONDAY: The Rockies won’t be acquiring Arroyo, but add Cleveland’s Paul Byrd to their list. Buster Olney wonders whether Byrd might clear waivers in August if need be. He has about $2.7MM left on his contract.
SUNDAY: According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, the Rockies have inquired on A’s starter Justin Duchscherer as part of their hunt for a starter. Duchscherer is under team control through ’09. As you know, the Rockies also asked the Reds about Bronson Arroyo.
Olney notes that GM Dan O’Dowd continues to talk to other teams about Brian Fuentes. It seems quite possible that the Rockies will try to have it both ways.