Rockies Acquire Brad Emaus

The Rockies have acquired Brad Emaus from the Blue Jays in exchange for right-hander Chris Malone according to the team (on Twitter). Toronto will also receive a player to be named or cash considerations, tweets Gregor Chisholm of

Emaus is suddenly well-traveled, joining his third team of the week; the Mets returned him to Toronto as a Rule 5 Draft player just yesterday. The 25-year-old infielder hit .162/.262/.162 in 42 plate appearances with the Mets before they cut ties with him. Colorado can send him to the minors without having to pass him through waivers since the Rule 5 Draft rules no longer apply.

Malone, 27, was not considered one of the Rockies top 30 prospects in the 2011 edition of Baseball America's Prospect Handbook. He was originally drafted by the Dodgers in the 36th round of the 2003 draft, but he joined the Rockies after a 2008 stint in an independent league. He owns a 6.8 K/9 and 4.1 BB/9 in 63 2/3 relief innings (4.10 ERA) with Colorado's Double-A affiliate over the last year and change.

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  1. Roll Fizzlebeef 4 years ago

    Well, that didn’t take long. NL Rookie of the Year is now attainable again!

    • aceman515 4 years ago

      im pretty sure freeman is going to win that title..

      • Roll Fizzlebeef 4 years ago

        Attainable in the sense that he’s in the NL and is a rookie.

        • aceman515 4 years ago

          for sure, my bad, didnt read it correctly

          • Roll Fizzlebeef 4 years ago

            I was just having some fun at the expense of the “Emaus for ROY” predictions.

          • get in IRC.

        • aceman515 4 years ago

          and who do u think is going to win roy?

          • notsureifsrs 4 years ago

            sam fuld is going to win the NL ROY. while playing in the AL

          • andrew555 4 years ago

            Edinson Volquez

          • notsureifsrs 4 years ago

            has pitched over 400 innings in his mlb career

          • Jamie Moyer

          • andrew555 4 years ago

            The guidelines didn’t restrict people from voting for him in 2008 (where he had pitched 80 innings in his career before that season). so i’m jumping aboard the Volquez train once again, this time he has it for sure

          • johnsmith4 4 years ago

            Whichever Jays prospect AA trades to the NL :p

      • Guest 4 years ago

        Im pretty sure Danny Espinosa is going to win that title actually……

  2. sports33 4 years ago

    Anyone have any info on Malone?

  3. iamsynecdoche 4 years ago

    AA depth for the Jays?

  4. BVHjays 4 years ago

    Best I can find is that he’s tall, at 6’4″. He came up through the Dodgers system, and seemed to drift into independent ball after they let him go, and then hooked on with the Rockies in 2008, leading to more bad results. Not many strikeouts, too many walks.

    Would have to think they see something in the guy, though, and we all know that relievers sometimes come together late.

  5. Organizational filler. He’s thrown 64 mediocre innings in AA at the age of 27. Not the kind of guy you trade for somebody like Emaus who has the potential to at least be a good bench player in the majors.

  6. Mreh. Should be the other way around. My apologies. Unless you truly see something in Malone that others don’t and you’re convinced Emaus is AAAA fodder, this trade is unbalanced in the Jays favor. I follow the Rockies farm system and I went “who?” when I heard this.

  7. Braydon Gervais 4 years ago

    Ughh. A.A WE HAVE ENOUGH PITCHING! Our entire farm is stacked with pitching. We need infield depth. Stupid trade.

    • notsureifsrs 4 years ago


      famous last words

  8. BVHjays 4 years ago

    Jays beat writer John Lott adds – “Also in Emaus deal: Jays get either a player to be named later or cash.”

  9. mp87 4 years ago

    do not understand this at all…i realize aa has gone nuts with the scouting so must think this guy is worth it….unless the player to be named later was just drafted and they need to wait the 1 year until after the draft until trading them (i feel like i’ve read that or heard it somewhere). if that doesnt exist then i return to my initial reaction of wtf…

    clearly aa has never thought highly of this guy though as there were other guys that could have been left off the 40 man this past rule 5 draft that were less likely to be picked. and now he’s traded him first chance he gets

  10. grownice 4 years ago

    A nothing for nothing trade, meh.

  11. BobbyJohn 4 years ago

    I guess the Rockies didn’t already have enough guys competing for time in the infield.

  12. BVHjays 4 years ago

    From Shi Davidi of Sportsnet in Canada: “Emaus transaction essentially settles the Miguel Olivo deal with Rockies from last Nov. Jays essentially get 57th pick in draft for Emaus”

    • Manny_Lee 4 years ago

      Plus the half a million for Olivio’s buyout. I still like it though…

  13. JST1331 4 years ago

    He minds well carry a suitcase every where he goes.

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