Rockies Notes: Fuentes, Gonzalez, Kazmir, Beimel

Let's take a look at some Rockies-related tidbits..

  • The Rockies like Brian Fuentes but the left-hander is looking to close and also looking for roughly $5MM per year.  Colorado isn't looking to shell out that kind of money for the 35-year-old, tweets Troy Renck of The Denver Post.
  • After resolving his visa issues, Carlos Gonzalez arrived in Denver today and will take a physical tomorrow to finalize his seven-year, $80MM contract, Renck writes.  The Rockies will likely hold a presser on Tuesday to announce the deal.
  • The Rockies lost interest in pitcher Scott Kazmir once they re-signed Jorge de la Rosa, Renck tweets.
  • One reader asks Renck via Twitter if the Rockies are still interested in reliever Joe Beimel.  It appears that other clubs have more interest in the veteran as Colorado hasn't talked to his representation lately.

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3 Comments on "Rockies Notes: Fuentes, Gonzalez, Kazmir, Beimel"

4 years 7 months ago

They can still have Kazmir if they want to pony up a bucket of used baseballs

4 years 7 months ago

It’s kind of sad to have witnessed how far Kazmir’s value and ability regressed over the last few years. He turned into A.J. Burnett

4 years 7 months ago

His regression was really only last season. In 2009 he was rehabbing from an injury. When he came over to the Halos he was lights out (small sample size warning):

36 IP / 1.73 ERA / 1.04 WHIP

2010 was an absolute train wreck. Although it is interesting that Kazmir’s ERA and WHIP were very similar to Burnett in 2010. Going forward I would take Kazmir and his contract all day long vs Burnett and his contract.