Jorge De La Rosa Rumors: Wednesday

5:30pm: The Nationals, Pirates, and Orioles have been the most aggressive De La Rosa suitors, tweets Renck, while the Brewers are no longer in the mix.

4:22pm: The Nationals met today with Jorge de la Rosa's agent Bobby Barad, tweets ESPN's Jerry Crasnick.  Barad told SI's Jon Heyman earlier that seven or eight teams are in on his client.  From previous reports, it appears that the Rockies, Orioles, Pirates, Rangers, Yankees, and Brewers comprise most of those clubs.  The Nationals have also been linked to Carl Pavano and Brandon Webb this offseason as they look to upgrade their rotation. 

De La Rosa, a Type A free agent, will net the Rockies a pair of draft picks if he turns down an arbitration offer.  His Elias score is 74.422, so the Rockies won't necessarily receive a first-rounder from another club.  Also working against them is the fact that the first-round picks of the Pirates, Orioles, Nationals, and Brewers are protected.

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6 Comments on "Jorge De La Rosa Rumors: Wednesday"

4 years 9 months ago

Carlos Silva, Part II.

Any AL team who acquires this guy expecting him to put up an ERA south of 4.50 is delusional. He could actually be a nice fit for Pittsburgh or Milwaukee, but he’d be a disaster in Baltimore, Texas or New York.

4 years 9 months ago

Jorge DeLaRosa is a project. He’s a lefty who throws hard, and they are always wanted.Stolen from this article: link to is a list of the hardest throwing lefties:Pitcher———————FBv
Matt Thornton, White Sox—-96.1
Billy Wagner, Braves——–95.7
Jonny Venters, Braves——-94.6
David Price, Rays———–94.6
Hong-Chih Kuo, Dodgers——94.3
Francisco Liriano, Twins—-93.7
Phil Coke, Tigers———–93.6
CC Sabathia, Yankees——–93.5
Jorge de la Rosa, Rockies—93.4
Jon Lester, Red Sox———93.3
There, in the number nine slot, is DeLaRosa with a average fastball of 93.4.

4 years 9 months ago

I think I’d still prefer Pavano over him if the Nats were to give up a pick. I know Pavano’s NYY times makes him seem like damaged goods, but I think there is pretty good value there. That being said it is good to talk to both players.

4 years 9 months ago

Although I dont think it would be a bad signing, I would rather see the pirates go after some less expensive starting pitching that wont require long term deals. 30 mill over 3 yrs would be way too much money to allocate for someone of his caliber. Of course, this is only my personal opinion. But with the 8-10 Internal options coming through the system within the next 1-3 yrs, I dont know if long term is such a fantastic business decision. But he would help the team; so therefore, I cant be mad if they overspend a bit to improve the major league product.

4 years 9 months ago

I’m glad the Brewers aren’t in the mix any more we already have De La Rosa V.2.0 in Parra.

4 years 9 months ago

I’m glad the Brewers aren’t in the mix any more we already have De La Rosa V.2.0 in Parra.