A few small Rockies tidbits from Troy E. Renck of the Denver Post:
- Part of the reason the Rockies were unable to bring reliever Ron Villone aboard was that they didn’t have room in their budget. To get some flexibility, they’d love to unload Byung-Hyun Kim’s $2.5MM and get a cheap reliever in return. Renck mentions that the Rox have kicked the tires on Milwaukee’s recently demoted Jose Capellan.
- Scott Boras declared yesterday that there will be no in-season negotiations regarding a multiyear contract for Matt Holliday. Holliday won’t reach free agency until after 2009, but if he keeps doing what he’s doing he’ll make the most money by going year-to-year. Another Boras client, Joe Crede, has followed this model. I believe Crede can compare himself to free agent peers in his final arbitration year after this season. If you think he’s on par with Adrian Beltre, he might be in line for $10MM. That might mean a midsummer trade. But I digress.