Rockies Acquire Josh Fields

The Rockies acquired third baseman Josh Fields from the Pirates for a player to be named later or cash, tweets the team.  Fields had been reassigned to the Pirates' minor league camp three days ago.  He'd signed a minor league deal in December.  The Pirates have jettisoned several of their minor league signings, with Andy Marte perhaps the next to go.     

Fields, 28, missed most of the 2010 season due to hip surgery, though he had 104 interesting plate appearances before being non-tendered.  Aside from third base, he's dabbled at first and left field.

Fields was drafted 18th overall by the White Sox in 2004 and was once considered a top prospect.  He crushed 23 home runs in 418 plate appearances with the Sox in '07, nine of which came in August of that year.


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16 Comments on "Rockies Acquire Josh Fields"


Threat_Level_RedSox
4 years 4 months ago

Sounds like a potential Josh Fields/Ian Stewart platoon.

Redhawk
4 years 4 months ago

I would assume Fields is optioned to Col. Springs…where he will get a chance to really put up some numbers with out a humidor there.

there is no roster spot on the Rockies, unless Lopez is traded.

And…that is exactly the report now from the Denver Post. “Won’t be added to the 40 man roster, and will be heading to Col. Springs”

BobbyJohn
4 years 4 months ago

AAA depth with a shot at a call-up at some point due to a trade or injury. I remember when this kid was among the “next big thing” names, though, so you never know.

derekbellstutu
4 years 4 months ago

I don’t expect the Pirates to receive anything significant in dealing Fields.

goner
4 years 4 months ago

Me neither, but I guess it wouldn’t hurt to ask for Carlos Gonzalez

4 years 4 months ago

104 interesting plate appearances ???

Ive seen Fields play quite a bit and unless you think looking lost at the plate is interesting, Im not sure what this means.

4 years 4 months ago

Some day, Andy Marte will tell his grandchildren that he was a gigantic failure at the major league level, but hey. At least he struck out Nick Swisher!

jwsox
4 years 4 months ago

if he can regain his form fields can be a force. he was ok at the hot corner and actually pretty good defensively at 1st. And when hot and his head is in the game can carry a team. I remember konerko, dye and jim thome all saying that he is the strongest hitter on the team(at the time) and when his head is right and his swing is right he is one of the better power hitters. But for some reason he screwed him self up and didnt get another chance to prove him self because of gordon beckham. If he gets back to 07 form and with the colorado thin air he could be a force

progmatinee
4 years 4 months ago

so do you think he could be a force? I mean if his head is right, can he be a force, if his head is right?

bucs2011
4 years 4 months ago

marte was better than pearce all spring dont see what they are braggin about with pearce…no hrs all spring…same ole steve..have to trust hurdle on this one..

Dogo Hess
4 years 4 months ago

He has crazy power this is a perfect fit.He is butter than Lyle Overbay Todd Helton and Ty if he’s 100%

Dogo Hess
4 years 4 months ago

better

Redhawk
4 years 4 months ago

Means Lopez is even more available.

stl_cards16
4 years 4 months ago

I would love for the Cardinals to pick up Lopez. He can’t be any worse than what we have at second base now, and he could provide a little pop.

Redhawk
4 years 4 months ago

And the Rockies would take just the salary relief for Lopez.

Reports from spring training have the Rox disappointed in Lopez defensively at 2nd, but pleasantry surprised at 3rd. BUT, Herrera has torn it up this spring, and I think the Rockies would prefer to just go with Herrera at 2nd for near league minimum.

stl_cards16
4 years 4 months ago

Money would probably be the hang up. Bad defense isn’t going to hurt the Cardinals anymore than it already is. I find it doubtful he would be worse the Schumaker. Like I said, doubt it would happen because I can’t see the Cardinals taking on much money in any deal. That and the fact that Larussa loves Schumaker.