Rockies Unlikely To Sign Beimel Or Wellemeyer

The Rockies are not likely to re-sign Joe Beimel or add Todd Wellemeyer. Beimel tells Troy Renck of the Denver Post that he doesn't expect to re-sign with the Rockies, despite a successful stint with the team last year. The lefty, who didn't sign until March 18th last spring, says he's happy to wait for the right offer.

Rockies GM Dan O'Dowd tells's Jerry Crasnick that the club has 'no interest' in Todd Wellemeyer (Twitter link). Wellemeyer listed the Rockies as a possible fit last week, but the 31-year-old right-hander will have to look elsewhere for a job. The Giants, Mets, Phillies and D'Backs have all been linked to Wellemeyer.
The Rockies have plenty of starting pitching already. Ubaldo Jimenez, Aaron Cook, Jorge de la Rosa, Jason Hammel and Jeff Francis should figure prominently in a rotation that could also include Franklin Morales and Tim Redding.

13 Responses to Rockies Unlikely To Sign Beimel Or Wellemeyer Leave a Reply

  1. Guest 5 years ago

    Beimel is a really good reliever. Personally, for the O’s perspective, I would have signed Beimel over Ohman but wherever Beimel goes, he’s going to pitch some quality innings. I don’t think that he should lower his price though. Spring Training is waiting for him whenever he signs.

    • TimotheusATL 5 years ago

      Ohman signed a minor league contract, though. I’m sure Beimel is probably holding out for a guaranteed major league deal.

      • Guest 5 years ago

        yeah you bet.

      • vtadave 5 years ago


        Wellemeyer might be better than Perez and perhaps Pelfrey, but shouldn’t Omar have been at least shooting for a Marquis or even Pineiro? Not sure what the point of a Wellemeyer signing would be other than camp fodder.

        • TimotheusATL 5 years ago

          I don’t see the fit for the same reasons you don’t — the rotation’s mediocre, but Wellemyer doesn’t provide any sort of upgrade. Even if Maine and Pelfrey return to form, that’s a 3rd-4th place rotation in the NL East.

          I do think it’s kinda funny that Wellemyer is starting his own free agency signing rumors, though. Funny, yet sad.

  2. boseefuss 5 years ago

    There’s your man Omar(Wellemeyer), grab while ya still can. You do need a SP right?

    • TimotheusATL 5 years ago

      As a Braves fan, I really hope this happens.

  3. JohnLucarelli 5 years ago

    Come on Minaya. Time to swoop in on Beimel. Poor Pedro can’t take another year of pitching to every single lefty we face.

  4. HalfSt 5 years ago

    The Nats should sign Beimel again, and then trade him in July again.

  5. Ricky Bones 5 years ago

    You can’t well say that the Rockies have plenty of pitching & then go on to mention names like Aaron Cook, Jason Hammel, Jeff Francis (hurt on a yearly basis), Franklyn Morales & last & certainly least Tim Redding.

    • triumph27 5 years ago

      Last season that same rotation, except for Marquis, Logged the 4th highest innings in the majors and had the 7th best era at 4.10. Cook, and Hammel were huge parts of that, so don’t know what you’re talking about. Marquis went down hill in the second half anway, so losing him isn’t a big loss if Francis comes back half of what he was before 08.

      • Ricky Bones 5 years ago

        Marquis’s production from last year is a big loss & no one was brought in to pick up that slack. Francis is at best a major if. Furthermore, any time Tim Redding is even mentioned as a possibility for your major league team you definitely have room for improvement.

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