Rockies Release Manny Corpas

The Rockies released reliever Manny Corpas, reports Troy E. Renck of the Denver Post.  Corpas, 27, had Tommy John surgery in September.  He'd also undergone surgery to remove bone chips in that elbow in July of '09.  $3.75MM remains on his contract, which he signed in February of '08.

This year Corpas posted a 4.62 ERA, 6.8 K/9, 2.5 BB/9, 1.0 HR/9 and 42.5% groundball rate, picking up ten saves.  The Rockies locked him up after his best season, several years before he would have been arbitration eligible.  It was just unnecessary.

23 Responses to Rockies Release Manny Corpas Leave a Reply

  1. BobbyJohn 5 years ago

    Wow. I honestly didn’t see that coming. As a Rockies fan I’m seriously shocked by this.

  2. coolstorybro222 5 years ago


    come on.

    • inkstainedscribe 5 years ago

      If he had TJ surgery in September, then he’s probably done until August 2011 at the earliest. Corpas may well miss all of next season.

      • inkstainedscribe 5 years ago

        Though I do agree that either McDowell (or Duncan) should be able to straighten him out when he’s healthy again.

  3. BlueLA 5 years ago

    obligatory Cardinals / Dave Duncan will make him great post.

  4. easton714 5 years ago

    He had Tommy John just two months ago. He’ll be out until 2012.

  5. RahZid 5 years ago

    Just say no Theo! Walk away!!!

  6. RahZid 5 years ago

    Just say no Theo! Walk away!!!

  7. I thought there was a rule against releasing injured players?

    • RahZid 5 years ago

      There is, but the 2 sides may have reached an agreement (i.e the Rox still cover his medical expenses related to the injury). The contract is guaranteed anyway, so he still gets his money. I’m honestly not sure what the Rox gain by releasing him now.

      • HipNip2009 5 years ago

        A roster spot.

        • RahZid 5 years ago

          A roster spot where exactly? he would be on the 60 day DL, freeing up his spot on both the 25 and 40 man rosters.

          • You can’t be on the 60 day DL during the offseason crunch. So yes, a roster spot.

          • RahZid 5 years ago

            Dumb rule, but makes sense. Thanks for the clarification.

  8. Guest 5 years ago

    This reminded me that Jose Arredondo will be back this upcoming year after missing this season… most likely with the Reds…

  9. Ian_Smell 5 years ago

    Reminds me of how Jose Arrendondo was let go from the Angels. Corpas will be signed by someone soon.

  10. ld303 5 years ago

    Disagree that it was unnecessary. It was the kind of gamble teams like the Rockies have to make. Corpas looked like he could be a standout closer for years to come at that point, so they give him a mini Longoria/Tulowitzki/Sizemore contract hoping to save money in the long run. The gamble didn’t pay off but it was worth it at the time. I think it was for something like $9 MM over 4 years or something.

  11. $1742854 5 years ago

    It was unnecessary to give him that contract in the first place. Extensions to relievers and closers are starting to hit the Rockies hard (Corpas, Street).

    • bleedrockiepurple 5 years ago

      Extending relievers is completely different than extending closers. You need to have someone at the end of games consistently there, not just year to year. Manny was good in ’07 so they extended him with the idea of him being their closer for the 3 years to come and now they are doing the same with Street. Both have been banged up over the course of their individual contracts but when Street is healthy is very dominate at the end of ball games.

  12. HipNip2009 5 years ago

    It’s a two edged sword, giving players who had one good year an extension, especially pitchers. This time it didn’t work out, but he could have been great, too. When he was healthy, he was pretty good.

  13. Wouldn’t mind seeing the Yankees signing him to a MiL Contract

  14. Due to his Closer experience I say D’Backs offer him a minor league contract…

  15. Are you kidding me? It was about time the Rockies got rid of him!

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