Rockies Have Considered Trading For A Starter

The Rockies have considered trading for a starting pitcher to help them reach the playoffs, according to's Buster Olney (Twitter link). No acquisition would be eligible to play in the postseason, so any starter the Rockies add will be cheering on the sidelines with Octavio Dotel if the team reaches the playoffs.

The third place Rockies trail the Giants by 1.5 games in the jam-packed NL West, so every win matters immensely. Since Jason Hammel is dealing with a dead arm, the Rockies could use some pitching to complement the offensive fireworks of Carlos Gonzalez and Troy TulowitzkiAaron Harang and Dave Bush are not fits for Colorado, according to Olney, who suggests Jake Westbrook could be a fit.

29 Responses to Rockies Have Considered Trading For A Starter Leave a Reply

  1. 04Forever 5 years ago

    Take my Daisuke, please! I take my Daisuke with me but he keeps finding his way home!

  2. you can pull dl shenanigans to get a player on playoff roster right?

    • wild05fan 5 years ago

      As long as they were on your 40 man roster by September 1st, then yes.

  3. Encarnacion's Parrot 5 years ago

    Jarrod Washburn could be a possibility, if he’s kept himself in game shape. They only need the pitcher for a couple weeks anyways..

    • start_wearing_purple 5 years ago

      He’d need a couple of weeks to be major league ready, so no.

      • Encarnacion's Parrot 5 years ago

        Hence, if he’s kept himself in game shape.

        • start_wearing_purple 5 years ago

          Even if he had, would you really trust him on the mound?

  4. start_wearing_purple 5 years ago

    Considering how well Gonzalez has been, how much is Billy Beane regretting the Holliday trade.

    • coachofall 5 years ago

      If the A’s played their home games in Colorado I would assume there would be great regret. Being they play at the Collesium, we can assume he wouldn’t be doing what he is currently doing. They got a proven top 5 player in the game for a closer (who was about to command a lot of money in Arbitration), A pitcher that will never pitch in the bigs (Greg Smith) and a PROSPECT. I would bet any GM would make the deal if they felt their division was winnable like the West was that year.

  5. how bout zach duke or paul maholm

    • bucs_lose_again 5 years ago

      I think the Rockies are trying to win their division.

  6. gigantes2425 5 years ago

    i think kenny powers would be a really good fit

    • bleedrockiepurple 5 years ago

      Only if kenny powers lets all rockies fans go for a ride on his jet ski fully clothed then im good with it!

    • isnt kenny still under contract from a team in the mexican league?

      • myname_989 5 years ago

        Last I heard, Kenny Powers was an Astro.

        • bleedrockiepurple 5 years ago

          Last i heard he signed a minor league deal with the Rox. lol

        • bleedrockiepurple 5 years ago

          Last i heard he signed a minor league deal with the Rox. lol

    • bbxxj 5 years ago

      You mean Kenny Powders?

    • BlueCatuli 5 years ago

      Hey NL West! You’re F*****G Out!

      • gigantes2425 5 years ago

        I really hope you’re I’m prison or something. You seem really angry for no reason.

        • BlueCatuli 5 years ago

          It was a reference to the show East Bound and Down. The main character is Kenny Powers. He is a has been pitcher, and that was his tag line. The comment was made for a laugh. What does prison have to do with anything anyways?

  7. nepp 5 years ago

    Perhaps they should have thought of this a month ago…

    • start_wearing_purple 5 years ago

      A month ago they were 11 games behind in the division.

  8. inkstainedscribe 5 years ago

    Kenshin Kawakami!!

  9. iains 5 years ago

    Brian Tallet for a box of baseballs!

    • Sniderlover 5 years ago

      What an overpayment for Tallet.

    • moonraker45 5 years ago

      bucs_lose_again 7 hours ago in reply to matt

      “I think the Rockies are trying to win their division”

  10. coachofall 5 years ago

    What doesn’t matter? The fact that Billy Beane (and I’m not an A’s fan), traded a prospect for Matt Holliday? I think it does matter; A’s made a run for it by trading an asset acquired in another deal for a run at the division and post season. I would take a GM doing that every year. I don’t see this as a regretful occurance. Carlos Gonzalez is a great player, who is dominating at home and just above league avg on the road. To expect him to have the same success in oakland is not realistic. Plus, the only GM who is regretting trading him is Josh Byrnes. He gave up CarGo, Brett Anderson, and don’t forget Aaron Cunninghan in the Haren deal (another GM who gave up prospects to win now)

  11. coachofall 5 years ago

    Totally differnt situation. A’s knew, as did everyone that they Holliday was a one year rental. When he turned down 15 mil per year from Colorado, it was clear to everyone that he would be a free agent at years end. A’s were in a winnable division and felt that a top 5 player in the game (3 years ago) would give them a legit shot at post season. Beane made a run for it, realized he was going to fall short and turned Holliday into young talent who the jury is still out on (Taylor via Wallace).
    Renteria had a great year at SS for ATL and detroit had a hole. They traded a non-elite pitching propsect for a (at the time) high end SS option. They at no point would have offered Renteria Arbitration thus there was never going to be any sort of compensation (unlike Holliday was assured)

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