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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