Rosenthal On Rockies, Mariners, Garrett Olson

Spring Training notes from Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports

  • The Rockies appear to have the rotation depth to trade starter Aaron Cook, once he's healthy.  Of course, they weren't able to move Cook last year.  The 32-year-old sinkerballer is dealing with shoulder and finger injuries, and could be back around May 15th.  He's owed $9.25MM this year, plus another million bucks if traded and a potential $500K buyout after the season.  I think it'll have to be a bad contract swap if another team is to take him in June or July.
  • Rosenthal explains that at least five non-roster players "stand reasonable chances" of making the Mariners, meaning they may have to do some major 40-man roster housecleaning.  27-year-old southpaw Garrett Olson is already on waivers.  The former first-round pick tossed 37 2/3 relief innings for Seattle last year, and he continued to be plagued by the longball.  Olson was better in Triple-A, but it was his fourth stint at the level.

12 Responses to Rosenthal On Rockies, Mariners, Garrett Olson Leave a Reply

  1. JacksTigers 4 years ago

    “The 32-year-old sinkerballer is dealing with shoulder and finger injuries…”

    Teams can deal with elbow injuries, but it’s rare that someone comes back from shoulder injuries. Just ask Jake Peavey.

    • jwsox 4 years ago

      yeah super rare considering how peavy is one of the only professional baseball players to have this injury and he is doing just fine, his fast ball velocity is actually up a little

      • JacksTigers 4 years ago

        When was his last full season? Like five years ago? Like I said, it’s very difficult to come back from shoulder injuries.

  2. Johnny Garcia 4 years ago

    Yay! No more Garrett Olson!

  3. CrustyJuggler 4 years ago

    Too bad. Olson is a guy you really want to root for. Such a great personality.

    • Crusty? Crusty, is that you? Didn’t I tell you not to play with strangers? You leave that poor Olsen boy alone. Yes, I know he’s nice and all.

      Maybe Zduriencik can move him to the Yankees. Rosenthal wants a Mariner pitcher. Perhaps they wont’ know Olson isn’t Felix.

  4. The_Silver_Stacker 4 years ago

    Good luck to the Rockies trying to move Cook’s contract, they would need a sucker to come along *looks at Angels*

  5. oh nice Olson was better in the minors than in the majors.. hmm thats interesting..

  6. formerdraftpick 4 years ago

    I hope that the Pirates are able to obtain Garrett Olsen so that we can have the Olsen Twins. They need yet another Garrett to so they can do that Darrell (and this is my other brother Darrell) skit from Newheart.

  7. I laughed

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