Rockies Notes: Cantu, Oswalt

The 11-11 Rockies are second in the National League in runs scored, but second-last in runs allowed. Here are some Rockies-related links as the second month of the season begins…

  • The Rockies are having internal discussions about the possibility of pursuing Jorge Cantu, Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports. Cantu, who played for the Rockies' Triple-A team last year, elected free agency yesterday.
  • Renck notes that Roy Oswalt never reciprocated the Rockies' interest this past offseason and suggests the right-hander is more likely to sign with a club such as Atlanta, Boston or Texas. No NL team has obtained fewer innings from the rotation than the Rockies (120 innings in 22 games).

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10 Comments on "Rockies Notes: Cantu, Oswalt"

3 years 3 months ago

Actually it’s not a bad idea for the Braves, Oswalt is better than Delgado, Teheran, and Jurrjens right now.

Brv Rocks
3 years 3 months ago

Would love to see Oswalt on the Braves but I don’t think they would spend the money necessary to get him.

3 years 3 months ago

Maybe time to pursue Wandy again? If he keeps pitching like this, the Astros are going to get a good bounty for him this year, maybe Myers too. Both are looking good.

3 years 3 months ago

I’m not saying Oswalt will be a life savor for the Sox pitching, but at some point they might want to bring him in. I like Bards potential in the rotation and he has done well overall, but we all know his true value is in the late innings.

3 years 3 months ago

I dunno about Atlanta getting Roy Oswalt. It doesn’t make a whole lot of sense

3 years 3 months ago

well if JJ keeps having mental issues, it could be a option.

3 years 3 months ago

Can tu tries in AAA be enough to crack the Rockies for Jorge?

3 years 3 months ago

Atlanta makes perfect sense for a serious playoff run. Oswalt, Hudson, Hanson, Beachy, and if Jurrjens gets back, that is one solid starting 5. With Medlen, Delgado, and Teheran in the wings to make spot starts here and there. We could cut loose Durbin.

3 years 3 months ago

Agreed. He should be cheaper for just half a season too. Plus, signing him makes it easier to part with JJ at one of the trade deadlines later this season, should JJ improve his trade value enough by that time.

Regarding Durbin, he was a terrible signing in the first place and should be dropped ASAP. We have a number of better options in AAA to fill his spot till Moylan is ready too.

3 years 3 months ago

┬áNot to nitpick but you forgot about Minor. At this point he’s been more valuable than JJ.