Rockies Make Offer To Veteran Starting Pitcher

The Rockies have made an offer to a veteran starting pitcher, GM Dan O'Dowd told Troy E. Renck of the Denver Post.  O'Dowd didn't provide any further detail, other than saying it wasn't Kevin Millwood.

The Rockies' rotation picture seems about ten-deep after today's acquisition of Guillermo Moscoso and Josh Outman for Seth Smith, and it appears O'Dowd seeks a veteran presence beyond that of Jorge De La Rosa.  Renck speculates on Rodrigo Lopez and Jeff Francis as possibilities.

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  1. It can only be Roy Oswalt. Very good fit for them.

  2. letsgogiants 3 years ago

    At this point, Oswalt could fit into just about anyone’s rotation (barring the Giants, Braves, Rays, and maybe the Phillies and Yankees).

    • That’s very true. But he is the best fit for all of the teams, and the Rockies have had interest in them. Who else is out there even worth a contract besides Edwin Jackson? Not very many good FA pitchers right now.

  3. I like predictions! I’m going with Jeff Francis although I hope its Oswalt and I REALLY hope its Pedro Martinez (cause that would be awesome)

  4. LanceKlein 3 years ago

    Its obvi Bartolo Colon..

  5. progmatinee 3 years ago

    I think the Rockies should trade Tulo for 16 mediocre pitchers since apparently thats all they are interested in.

    • bleedrockiepurple 3 years ago

      It’s not like big FA pitchers are even interested in calling Coors their home, and if so O’Dowd would have to overpay heavily. So why not trade pieces that are expendable/replaceable with starting pitchers to create competition and get the best out of the young and talented guys.

      • progmatinee 3 years ago

        Competition between 6 AAAA guys still nets you a AAAA guy. You can have an open competition between 600 AAAA guys and its still AAAA guy that will win. I’d rather have 1 proven good starter than a heaping pile of mediocre.

        • bleedrockiepurple 3 years ago

          And O’Dowd is going to have overpay for one proven pitcher, which we know he isn’t willing to do.

  6. $20404099 3 years ago

    I like that they immediately said it wasn’t Millwood. Seriously, Millwood is at least 4 years from relevancy. 

  7. sdsny 3 years ago

    What’s with these suspense-filled stories?  Rockies made an offer to a veteran pitcher.  Bartolo Colon has signed with a team.  Mariners trade for a young impact bat…

    …find out who, later on today.  At some point. 

  8. haymaker9 3 years ago

    Most of the names mentioned make me want to throw up, but Garland might be an OK fit… IF he’s healthy again.  Other than that, only an Oswalt or Jackson signing would rock the boat, and there is no way it’s Jax.

  9. optionn 3 years ago

    Signing someone good like Oswalt would depart from their policy of paying big money for producting you can get for pennies (Cuddyer).

  10. Brandon Webb’s career is over. Jeff Francis would get killed in Colorado, and Chris Young can’t stay healthy either.

  11. thekoshow 3 years ago

    Hernedez would me interesting, mostly because that person does not exist.

  12. ARod's Ring 3 years ago

    Did you made a promise to someone special to always misspell at least a word per sentence?

  13. MetsMagic 3 years ago

    Jeff Francis spent nearly his whole career in Colorado…

  14. NickinIthaca 3 years ago

     Your grammar wasn’t necessarily stellar there, either.

  15. made or make, buddy. 

  16. Hammel wasn’t exactly an AAAA pitcher when the Rockies acquired him.

    He competed with Jeff Niemann for the 5th spot in the Rays rotation and subsequently lost, but had the Rays not been loaded with the likes of Shields, Garza, Price and Kazmir (flame-out aside), Hammel would’ve easily cracked the Rays rotation.

    With that being said, I completely agree that many pitchers take a while to bloom. Sometimes all it takes is a fresh pair of eyes from a coach to make a tweak here or there.

    When you got 10+ young, cheap, controllable pitchers, the odds that a couple of them develop into top-of-the-rotation pitchers increase significantly.

  17. brstreet9 3 years ago

    Charlie Hough

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