Rockies Sign Tim Redding

The Rockies signed righty Tim Redding to a minor league deal, reports Troy E. Renck of the Denver Post.  Renck notes that the Rockies nearly acquired Redding from the Nationals in a deal involving Willy Taveras, prior to the '09 season.

The Nats non-tendered Redding after he chewed up 182 innings for them in '08.  The Mets signed him for $2.25MM in January, but his season was marred by shoulder and toe injuries.  Redding, 32 in February, posted a 5.10 ERA, 5.7 K.9, and 3.8 BB/9 in 120 innings and was non-tendered once again.

The Rockies' 2010 rotation stacks up as Ubaldo Jimenez, Aaron Cook, Jason Hammel, Jorge de la Rosa, and Jeff Francis, with Redding providing insurance.

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  1. icedrake523 6 years ago

    Mets miss out on another starting pitcher.

    • JasonHeywardIsGod 6 years ago

      not missing much, redding sucks figuerora or any of those pitchers from last year that are bad are better than him.

      • icedrake523 6 years ago

        I know, I was being facetious. Redding was on the Mets last year and sucked.

    • bbxxj 6 years ago

      Redding is much better utilized as a long man or spot starter than as a member of a rotation. I assume he will have that long man role in Colorado while adding a bit of insurance from a Francis setback or if Chacin isn’t ready. Their rotation is set though the front four with Jimenez, Cook, de la Rosa, and Hammel with Francis and Chacin in the fifth spot.

  2. ryansiciliano 6 years ago

    icedrake, don’t fret, Tim Redding is going to give up home runs at a video game pace, especially in Denver (if he somehow makes the squad)

  3. myname_989 6 years ago

    For the rest of the offseason, there will be a comment in every thread where a team, other than the Mets, signs a starting pitcher, and somebody goes “Mets miss out on another starting pitcher.” I’m calling it now.

    Aside from that… I can’t really see how Redding helps Colorado much. Their rotation is solid, and I don’t think they are going to use him much, unless they use him out of the pen as a long reliever, after missing out on Contreras. Still, don’t think he’d be much help.

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  5. Roland 6 years ago

    I don’t know what’s worse, being a Mets fan or being a liberal. Maybe I just need to be happy about spending 25% of my income on ineffective health care and 2500 dollars a seat for a ball game.

  6. bballrox4717 6 years ago

    Don’t read into this move much, it’s just a depth signing.

    • strikethree 6 years ago

      I won’t but… let’s remember: this guy couldn’t even get college hitters out…

  7. Guest 6 years ago

    Well…Redding was awful…until he became part of Manuel’s “Big Five”. Then he was horrible.

  8. rockiesfan_303 6 years ago

    He will compete for the long reliever job or he will join Chacin, Greg Smith in the Colorado Springs rotation. Great offseason by the Rockies now I just hope they can land Hudson. Realistically, I hope they sign Melvin Mora, invite Gagne to spring training

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