O’Dowd On Payroll, De La Rosa, Gonzalez

Rockies GM Dan O’Dowd told readers of the Denver Post that he’d like to trade for top players, but is not willing to sacrifice significant organizational depth to make an acquisition. Fans wanted to know whether Zack Greinke could be pitching in Colorado, but O’Dowd chose not to comment specifically on the Royals ace. Here are some more noteworthy comments from the GM:

  • The Rockies are likely to have a similar payroll next year, but they could go a little higher than $85MM.
  • The team is “actively engaged” in talks with Jorge de la Rosa’s representatives. It won’t be long before the lefty can negotiate with all 30 teams.
  • The Rockies would like to lock Carlos Gonzalez up long-term, but O’Dowd pointed out that it’s a “two-way street.” Scott Boras represents Gonzalez, so it probably won't be easy for the Rockies to sign him to an extension. There's no rush though – Gonzalez is under team control through 2014.


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3 Comments on "O’Dowd On Payroll, De La Rosa, Gonzalez"


RoyalBlue
4 years 9 months ago

“Rockies GM Dan O’Dowd told readers of the Denver Post that he’d like to trade for top players, but is not willing to sacrifice significant organizational depth to make an acquisition.”

Hey O’Dowd if you dont want to give up depth then how about Tulo for Greinke?An allstar for an allstar sounds good to me…

I am only joking Colorado… I know that would never happen but Tulo is one of my favorite players in the game so let me dream for just a second…

Red_Line_9
4 years 9 months ago

I wonder how many teams are stubbing their toes against eachotherc while kicking the tires on Greinke.

BobbyJohn
4 years 9 months ago

I don’t see them bringing De la Rosa back. Someone is going to offer him 4 years and $40+ million and that’s just WAY too big a gamble for the Rockies. For that sort of money you ought to be pretty well convinced that you’re going to get 30+ starts and 190+ innings out of a guy, and that is pretty unlikely with Jorge.

Take the two picks when he signs elsewhere.