Rockies Notes: Francis, Tracy, Scutaro

On Thursday, Troy Renck of the Denver Post opined that there are still no winners in the trade that brought Alex White and Drew Pomeranz to Colorado for Ubaldo Jimenez.  White and Pomeranz have yet to break through with the Rockies while Jimenez has a 5.44 ERA with 7.8 K/9 and 4.4 BB/9 in the last year-plus for Cleveland.  Here's a look at Renck's latest on the Rockies, with all links going to Twitter..

  • Left-hander Jeff Francis is expected to return to the Rockies next season after his contract is through, Renck tweets.  The 31-year-old owns a 5.38 ERA with 6.1 K/9 and 1.9 BB/9 in 19 starts this season.
  • Renck writes that Jim Tracy still being under contract for one more season could weigh into the club's decision on whether to retain him.  The Rockies have struggled this season but have pitched better since Tracy was asked to install their new pitching program.
  • The Rockies couldn't have gotten more than they did for Marco Scutaro back in July, sources told Renck.  Colorado wanted out from under the money owed to the veteran and netted minor league second baseman Charlie Culberson in return.

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6 Comments on "Rockies Notes: Francis, Tracy, Scutaro"

Taylor Haberle
3 years 25 days ago

I’m pretty sure the Rockies still won heavily considering that Pomeranz and White are under 25 and actually have potentional (sp)

3 years 25 days ago

I’m with you there. Add in money saved and bad clubhouse guy lost and it still looks good for Rockies.

3 years 25 days ago

they could trade for sabathia and it wouldn’t matter if they only let him go 75 pitches. that “new pitching program” is an absolute joke.

3 years 24 days ago

White and Pomeranez were called up prematurely. At most they should only be Sept. call-ups, but they weren’t.

This trade is still good for the Rockies assuming the Pomeranez and White actually complete a season of AAA.

3 years 25 days ago

oh, i get it, but it’s proof that they’re attacking their problems from the wrong angle. to fix your problem, you must first understand what your problem is. and setting your starters up to where they can only lose a game is not exactly going to do wonders for their confidence.
(yes, i know, individual pitcher “wins” are a relatively meaningless stat. but try telling that to a player.)

3 years 25 days ago

Agree with you 100%. The pitch limit, the 4 man rotation, all of it. It’s not working and was a bad idea from the moment they announced it.