Rockies Decline Option On Herges

According to Troy E. Renck of the Denver Post, the Rockies declined their $2.5MM option on reliever Matt Herges.  The buyout was $250K.  Add a few more bucks to the Rockies’ budget.  They still have roughly $70MM likely to be committed to current players though.

Herges’ ERA went up significantly this year, but his component skills didn’t change much.  His strikeouts and walks are both up a touch, but the big difference was the rate at which batted balls fell for hits.

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