Rockies Interested In Glaus, More Extensions

Yes, the Rockies announced the Troy Tulowitzki extension and came to terms with Jorge de la Rosa, but that wasn't all. Here are the details on the rest of Colorado's busy day:

  • The Rockies are interested in Troy Glaus, according to Troy Renck of the Denver Post (on Twitter). Glaus could be a right-handed version of Jason Giambi, who wasn't a natural complement to Todd Helton since both bat from the left side.
  • The Rockies are still "in the mix" for David Bush, but probably not for Aaron Harang, according to Renck (on Twitter). Both pitchers appeared on Renck's recent list of pitching targets for the Rockies.
  • Renck reminds us that Jorge Cantu, Jose Lopez and Kevin Kouzmanoff are options for the team (Twitter link). Only Cantu is a free agent; Kouzmanoff and Lopez are non-tender candidates.
  • Rockies GM Dan O'Dowd says he has told Carlos Gonzalez and Ubaldo Jimenez that he wants to lock them up long-term, according to Jim Armstrong of the Denver Post. O'Dowd has discussed a long-term deal with Gonzalez's agent, Scott Boras, but he doesn't have to worry about locking Jimenez up. The right-hander is under team control through 2014.
  • ESPN.com's Buster Olney hears (on Twitter) that De La Rosa turned down multiple offers for more money to re-sign in Colorado.


39 Responses to Rockies Interested In Glaus, More Extensions Leave a Reply

  1. safari_punch 5 years ago

    Hopefully Helton becomes a bench player as oppose to Glaus. If Glaus could play 130 games with Helton spotting him here and there, I think that would be a better arrangement then going with that overpaid bum at 1B most games.

    • mrmoss 5 years ago

      What about Derek Lee?….Glaus does seem like a good fit though

      • WisBrave 5 years ago

        Derek Lee isn’t going to platoon, Derek will land a starting job somewhere.

      • WisBrave 5 years ago

        Derek Lee isn’t going to platoon, Derek will land a starting job somewhere.

    • rockiesmagicnumber 5 years ago

      overpaid bum seems a BIT harsh, but maybe that’s just me.

      • shysox 5 years ago

        It’s harsh. .256 with a .362 OBP is average, but of course not in helton’s class. The fans have too much expectations. He’s only had 2 years (including this one) where he batted under .300 in his 13 year tenure with the Rockies. He was playing injured this year too, and he was injured the other year he batted under .300, every full season he’s played, he’s batted above .300 and had an OBP close to .400. He’s still capable of being productive, even when he’s not in his prime. He will make $10.7 million in salary and signing bonus next year, not including the deferred money, and then will receive $4.9 million in 2012 and $5 million in 2013. Still affordable, and in 2011/2012 he could be like a Matt Stairs or Jim Thome type of player. Remember, Helton was the only reason you guys even got to the World Series in 2007. He’s a class act, and there’s a great possibility, 5 years after he rides off into the sunset, he’s going into the HOF.

        • dudrow 5 years ago

          Helton was the only reason the Rockies got to the world series in 2007????link to baseball-reference.comYou should probably stick to a sport you’re more familiar with, like soccer or the WNBA.

          And his 4 hits and 1 rbi in the NLDS and NLCS definitely propelled the Rockies to the World Series in 2007. Is that how it played out for you on MLB 10 The Show?

          • shysox 5 years ago

            I don’t know how you make that absolutely pathetic generalization that I’m more familiar like soccer or WNBA. And it’s funny, because last time I played MLB 10 the show, you can’t go back in time 3 years and go to the 2007 world series, hence the name MLB 10 the show, not MLB 07 The show.There are games that have nothing to do with sports and they never go back in time.This is the year 2010. Seek help, friend.

          • shysox 5 years ago

            I don’t know how you make that absolutely pathetic generalization that I’m more familiar like soccer or WNBA. And it’s funny, because last time I played MLB 10 the show, you can’t go back in time 3 years and go to the 2007 world series, hence the name MLB 10 the show, not MLB 07 The show.There are games that have nothing to do with sports and they never go back in time.This is the year 2010. Seek help, friend.

        • jwsox 5 years ago

          just because he is he reason they made it to the WS then means nothing now…bobby jenks, scotty pods, Jermain Dye, Joe crede aaron rowand were huge HUGE reason the whitesox made it to and won the world series in 05 and look at them now…loyalty only works in sports to an extent

  2. bosoque 5 years ago

    Did the Rockies see Glaus play?

  3. shysox 5 years ago

    Dave Bush – David Bush
    Howie Kendrick – Howard Kendrick
    Bob Keppel – Bobby Keppel

    I like their old names better.

    • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

      Mike Gonzalez – Michael Gonzalez
      Tim Wakefield – Timmy Wakefield
      Clayton Mortensen – Clay Mortensen

      I like their old names better as well, the second one is a joke by the way.

      • shysox 5 years ago

        What is with these name changes?

        And how do you find these out?
        Just the other day I was playing MLB 10 the show and i traded for Clayton Mortensen, and his name on his profile (I looked at video to find a good pitching motion) was listed as “Clayton” not “Clay”. (nerd alert)

        • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

          Don’t get it.

        • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

          Don’t get it.

        • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

          By the way, I do the same thing…I have a phobia of having a starter on my ’10 the show team have a delivery different than his actual…Like I just released Zack Greinke, seriously…His delivery was too slow…Because of the phobia, my current rotation stands at Yovani Gallardo, Donnie Veal, Chris Tillman, Clayton Kershaw, and Cesar Carrillo…Don’t make fun of me.

        • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

          By the way, I do the same thing…I have a phobia of having a starter on my ’10 the show team have a delivery different than his actual…Like I just released Zack Greinke, seriously…His delivery was too slow…Because of the phobia, my current rotation stands at Yovani Gallardo, Donnie Veal, Chris Tillman, Clayton Kershaw, and Cesar Carrillo…Don’t make fun of me.

      • shysox 5 years ago

        What is with these name changes?

        And how do you find these out?
        Just the other day I was playing MLB 10 the show and i traded for Clayton Mortensen, and his name on his profile (I looked at video to find a good pitching motion) was listed as “Clayton” not “Clay”. (nerd alert)

    • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

      Mike Gonzalez – Michael Gonzalez
      Tim Wakefield – Timmy Wakefield
      Clayton Mortensen – Clay Mortensen

      I like their old names better as well, the second one is a joke by the way.

  4. shysox 5 years ago

    Dave Bush – David Bush
    Howie Kendrick – Howard Kendrick
    Bob Keppel – Bobby Keppel

    I like their old names better.

  5. Gurvir Nijjar 5 years ago

    rockies will rock nex year lol

  6. Gurvir Nijjar 5 years ago

    rockies will rock nex year lol

  7. rockiesfan_303 5 years ago

    Helton is the heart and soul of this team, but is not a superstar anymore. Glaus would be the perfect guy to bring onto this team.

    Now lets re sign Beimel, i wouldnt mind giving Delcarmen another look, and then we need a little more bullpen help.

    • BobbyJohn 5 years ago

      Beimel is the “must have” guy back in that bullpen. I like Reynolds out there a lot but he can’t shoulder the load from the left side alone and there is NO WAY the Franklin Morales experiment can continue if the Rockies intend to compete for the NL West in 2010.

      Personally I would send Morales back to AA or AAA and let him try to reestablish himself as a starter. He has clearly proven that he cannot make it as a reliever.

  8. rockiesfan_303 5 years ago

    Helton is the heart and soul of this team, but is not a superstar anymore. Glaus would be the perfect guy to bring onto this team.

    Now lets re sign Beimel, i wouldnt mind giving Delcarmen another look, and then we need a little more bullpen help.

  9. Please, please please get some one with a OBP higher than .300! Glaus could be a good pick up, but Kouzmanoff? Maybe if Cantu can prove he can return to 2008 / 2009 type levels I could be ok with him. But the only guy in that list that even makes sense really is Glaus if he stays healthy.

  10. “but he doesn’t have to worry about locking Jimenez up. The right-hander is under team control through 2014.”

    Well, they just signed a different right-hander to an extension despite his contract running through 2014.

  11. BobbyJohn 5 years ago

    I sort of like the thought of Glaus and hadn’t really thought about him for this team until I read this. He just might be a good fit if he can still play a little 3B from time to time against a lefty, too.

  12. thank god they locked up Tulo. now lock up car-go ubaldo and street. and ur good to go lol

  13. Rocktober2011 5 years ago

    I like the idea of bringing Glaus to the Rockies. I’m guessing a move like this would free up the possibility to trade Stewart (which I like as well) for the proposed Gavin Floyd deal. With the Lopez deal today, Glaus, Lopez, EY Jr, Herrera, & Nelson could all be plug and play pieces for the infield. Thinking this way leads me to believe that only Tulo and Helton are fixed at their positions. This would open up the possibility for more trades knowing that you could have Glaus spell Helton and that Lopez could be a cheaper utility version of last years’ Mora. Since Christmas is coming, I’m going to present a wish list for our good buddy Dealin’ Dan O’Dowd before he goes bargain shopping at the winter meetings:(these are in no particular order)1) Get yourselves a decent RH Bat: a) Troy Glaus (1B/3B) b) Jorge Cantu (1B/3B) c) Jermaine Dye (RF) d) Magglio Ordonez (RF) e) Josh Willingham (LF) * I would personally prefer signing Glaus or Willingham (via trade)2) Look into another quality starter: a) Brandon Webb (would be ok if he’s healthy) b) Make the trade for Gavin Floyd (he’d be a decent #3) c) Trade for Garza (forget Sheilds and Pavano…this is the guy I’d want to add) d) Trade for Greinke (probably cost way too much to acquire and retain) c) Sign Chen Ming Wang (I think he’s been non-tendered and may be affordable)3) Add some catching depth: a) Get Olivo back and make him the starter…period.4) Add some bullpen depth, I was disgusted by all of the last inning leads that were blown by the bullpen last year..do something about it. a) Kevin Gregg is a FA with closing/set up experience b) JJ Putz is a FA with closing/ set up experience * Don’t get me wrong, belisle & betancourt did very well, but to have them in the 6th or 7th inning, Putz/Gregg in the 8th, and Street Closing would be sick.Anyway, feel free to disagree or comment..these are just ideas of what additions I’d like to see the Rockies make if any.Batting order: Rotation:1 Fowler (CF) 1 Ubaldo2 Smith/ Berkman (if acquired) (RF) 2 Webb/Floyd3 Tulo (SS) 3 De La Rosa4 Cargo (LF) 4 Chen Ming Wang5 Glaus/Stewart (3B) 5 Cook/Rogers/ Chacin6 Helton/Berkman (1B)7 Lopez/ EY (2B)8 Iannetta (C)9 PitcherNever gonna happen, but hey this is a wish list and I don’t think that it’s completely unreasonable..I’m not asking for Cliff Lee, Carl Crawford, Jason Werth..etc.

    • Rocktober2011 5 years ago

      sorry about that, when I originally typed it in, there were 2 columns, one for line up and one for rotation. I think we’re all smart enough here to figure it out though.

    • BobbyJohn 5 years ago

      I don’t see Dye or Ordonez possessing the range to play RF at Coors. Willingham made $4.6 million in 2010, posted a 129 OPS+, and is eligible for arbitration again this winter. He’s going to get something in the vicinity of $6 million for 2011. Too costly for the Rockies.

      I think the RH bat was acquired in the person of Jose Lopez, more than likely.

      With De la Rosa being re-signed, I suspect that O’Dowd will shop for an injury reclamation project. Webb might be that guy since his sinker would play pretty well at Coors. Right now I don’t really see an open spot in the rotation to compete for. Chacin was their 2nd-best starter in 2010 so I don’t really see him struggling for the #5 spot.

      The biggest problem with the bullpen was being worn down due to the starters not going deep enough into their starts. De la Rosa actually contributed to this mightily, as did Cook and Francis. They need to go get Beimel and send Franklin Morales to the minors and let him try to remake himself as a starter again. He has proven that relieving just isn’t his thing.

      I think small tweaks are likely to be the order of the day for the rest of this winter, not wholesale changes.

  14. Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

    If he has another great year next season, after next season, I would give him Hanley’s deal.

  15. Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

    If he has another great year next season, after next season, I would give him Hanley’s deal.

  16. rockiesmagicnumber 5 years ago

    Despite not being locked up, Gonzalez is under team control through 2014, so….

  17. rockiesmagicnumber 5 years ago

    Despite not being locked up, Gonzalez is under team control through 2014, so….

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