Showing posts with label Rockies. Show all posts
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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Mets News: Reliever LaTroy Hawkins goes to Rockies


Mets News:

LaTroy Hawkins, who saved 13 games for the Mets in 2013, agreed to terms Monday on a one-year, $2.5 million deal with a team option to be the Rockies closer next season. The Mets were interested in bringing the veteran righthander back, but according to a source, the Rockies’ offer “blew away” an offer the Mets made.

Hawkins, who will be 41 next month, will get $2.5 million guaranteed next year and either $2.25 million or a $250,000 buyout in 2015, according to a source.

The deal is pending a physical, which is scheduled for Thursday, according sources.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Red Sox trade INF Marco Scutaro to Rockies, No need to trade for Justin Turner


According to ESPN,  the Boston Red Sox looking to free up money to pursue either starting pitcher Roy Oswalt or outfielder Cody Ross, have traded shortstop Marco Scutaro to the Colorado Rockies.

The Red Sox received right-handed pitcher Clayton Mortensen in return. Mortensen, 26, is a former first-round sandwich pick in 2007 by St. Louis, who sent Mortensen to Oakland in the deal for outfielder Matt Holliday. The Rockies acquired Mortensen for a minor league player last January; the Red Sox become his fourth big league organization.

Last season, he was 2-4 with a 3.86 ERA in 16 games, six of them starts.

Scutaro was projected as Boston's starting shortstop but will play second base and bat second in Colorado, where the Rockies also have added Michael Cuddyer and Ramon Hernandez in an offseason makeover following last year's disappointing slide.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Mets looking to trade Justin Turner for Rockies' 2B Eric Young Jr.?


The Mets have expressed interest in Eric Young Jr. of the Rockies, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN NY's source indicated that the Mets may be able to obtain Young by sending Justin Turner to Colorado and that the teams continue discussing Jon Niese. However, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com tweets that Turner's name hasn't come up yet.

ERIC YOUNG'S STATS

GPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2011 Regular Season771983449430102638274.247.342.298.640
Career1584276710510411947824814.246.324.295.619

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Morning Rumor Mill: Mets not actively shopping Jonathan Niese


According to MLBTR.com, the Mets aren't actively shopping Jonathon Niese, and despite an earlier report that they were interested in trading him for a package around Rockies outfielder Seth Smith, they have "zero interest" in such a deal according to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick (in these four tweets).

New York would have to be "knocked out" to trade Niese, who is not yet arbitration eligible and owns 286 strikeouts and 106 walks in 331 innings over the past two seasons. His ERA is a pedestrian 4.30 in that time, though his 49.5% groundball rate and advanced metrics like FIP (3.75) and SIERA (3.67) tell a different story.

At the Winter Meetings, we heard that the Mets would be willing to move any player other than David Wright, and several teams showed interest in the 25-year-old Niese, viewing him as a potentially cheaper alternative to Gio Gonzalez. Reports since then say that there have been "no significant talks," however, and Crasnick's strong words suggest that Niese won't be easy to acquire at all.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Colorado Rockies looking to sign Carlos Beltran?


Thomas Harding of MLB.com confirms that the Rockies are trying to sign free agent outfielder Carlos Beltran.

The Twins have emerged as the front-runner for Josh Willingham, which means the Rockies are in good position to land either Michael Cuddyer or Beltran.

There have been some concerns about Beltran's knees, so the Rockies may be able to get him on two-year deal for a higher annual salary.

The Cardinals and Red Sox have also expressed varying degrees of interest in the 34-year-old outfielder.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Rumor Mill: Colorado Rockies could make a strong push for David Wright trade this winter???


According to the Denver Post, The Rockies want to make a strong push for David Wright this off-season.

General manager Dan O'Dowd has targeted an innings-guzzling starter and impact bat as offseason priorities. The Rockies would love to add a right-handed slugger to protect cleanup hitter Troy Tulowitzki. That would allow the Rockies to drop Todd Helton to the sixth spot.

Wright can be that man, but the Mets don't intend on dealing the face of the franchise, especially with fellow star player Jose Reyes set to hit free agency.

Third basemen Ian Stewart, once heralded prospect - failed spectacularly, Ty Wigginton left such a sour taste in Colorado's mouth they want to deal him even it means eating money, and Jordan Pachecho isn't anyone's idea of a viable player even if he could succeed in a platoon.

The Rockies would certainly have to give up some of their starting pitching depth in any deal with the Mets, as GM Sandy Alderson is keying in on those positions.

Colorado could also theoretically ship Wigginton to New York as a temporary fill-in, and the team could also discuss top third-base prospect Nolan Arenado.

If Wright is a no-go, the team could revisit a trade for the Pirates' Pedro Alvarez or San Diego's Chase Headley, whom the club attempted to get earlier in the season. The Rockies would trade away Stewart in that case, although the team is loathe to part with Stewart at the nadir of his value. Still, the club is sufficiently frustrated enough with Stewart and his lack of preparation for 2011 to be ready to move on.

"He has to make baseball his first priority from the start of the winter until the end of it," Rockies GM Dan O'Dowd said. "If he's willing to do that, we are willing to give him another opportunity."

Friday, September 09, 2011

Buster Olney: Mets Expected to listen to offers for David Wright


According to Buster Olney of ESPN.com, The Mets are expected to listen to offers for David Wright, who would presumably draw interest from the Rockies and Angels, among others.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Rockies Claim David Wright on Waivers???


According to Denver Post, the Rockies, as with other teams, put a waiver claim on Mets’ third baseman David Wright.

It’s unclear who was awarded the claim, and the Mets have made it known that they aren’t trading Wright. They can just pull him back off waivers.


That said, this is another sign that the Rockies will be prepared to act quickly if Wright becomes available.

The Mets have told teams they aren’t moving him. So why put him on waivers?

It’s a common process with most players. Teams do it to find out which teams are interested, possibly creating a starting point for trade talks down the road.

Reports from multiple executives is that there remains a chance that Wright might become available if the team re-signs shortstop Jose Reyes at top dollar.

For now, Wright isn’t going anywhere. But the Rockies search for a third baseman will continue, and they will be first in line if Wright hits the trade market.

The Rockies are taking a flier on  Kevin Kouzmanoff, who will get a “series of starts” at third base beginning today, according to manager Jim Tracy. Ian Stewart’s future remains in doubt.

He’s going on the Triple-A DL with a wrist injury after it acted up against last night during batting practice. It’s possible he won’t play again this season.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Blue Jays Trade Brad Emaus to Rockies


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Second baseman Brad Emaus, who was just returned from the Mets to the Blue Jays under the terms of his Rule 5 status, was traded from Toronto to Colorado for right-hander Chris Malone on Friday.

The Rockies, presumably, will stick Emaus at Triple-A Colorado Springs. Had they wanted him for the major league team, they could have simply claimed him off waivers from the Mets before he was returned to Toronto.

Now that Emaus is no longer on a 40-man roster, he can freely be assigned to the minors. The 25-year-old hit .162/.262/.162 in 37 at-bats for the Mets after winning the team’s second-base job in spring training. He was designated for assignment earlier this week when the team decided to instead go with Daniel Murphy and Justin Turner there.

In return for Emaus, the Jays pick up the 27-year-old Malone, who had allowed two earned runs over 4 1/3 innings as a reliever for Double-A Tulsa this season. He had a 4.10 ERA and a 45/27 K/BB ratio in 59 1/3 innings for Tulsa last year, but he is a strong groundball pitcher and the Jays must see something they think he can do better.

Emaus is further insurance for the Rockies in the infield in case they eventually opt to trade Jose Lopez or even Ian Stewart. He’ll likely play mostly second base for Colorado Springs initially.
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Monday, February 07, 2011

Mets Hire New Strength and Conditioning Coach


Mets hire Brad Andress as the new strength and conditioning coordinator. Andress's resume includes a nine year stint with the Colorado Rockies from 2000-2008 . He also spent ten years as the strength and conditioning coordinator for the Tigers and four years in the same role at the University of Michigan. Andress, who graduated from Penn State with a B.A. in exercise physiology and received a Master’s in exercise physiology from Michigan, spent the last two years in private business as a strength and conditioning consultant. An offensive guard, Andress played four years under Joe Paterno at Penn State and was a member of the 1982 national championship team, which beat Georgia in the Sugar Bowl. Andress replaces Rick Slate this season. The rest of the Mets training staff remains intact, unfortunately.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Rockies release Manny Corpas


The Rockies released reliever Manny Corpas, reports Troy E. Renck of the Denver Post.  Corpas, 27, had Tommy John surgery in September.  He'd also undergone surgery to remove bone chips in that elbow in July of '09.  $3.75MM remains on his contract, which he signed in February of '08.

This year Corpas posted a 4.62 ERA, 6.8 K/9, 2.5 BB/9, 1.0 HR/9 and 42.5% groundball rate, picking up ten saves.  The Rockies locked him up after his best season, several years before he would have been arbitration eligible.  It was just unnecessary.

Career: Batting | Pitching | Fielding
SEASON TEAM G GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB SO W L SV HLD BLSV WHIP ERA
2006 Col 35 0 0 0 32.1 36 13 13 3 8 27 1 2 0 7 2 1.363.62
2007 Col 78 0 0 0 78.0 63 20 18 6 20 58 4 2 19 16 3 1.062.08
2008 Col 76 0 0 0 79.2 93 41 40 7 23 50 3 4 4 19 9 1.464.52
2009 Col 35 0 0 0 33.2 44 22 22 3 7 24 1 3 1 7 2 1.515.88
2010 Col 56 0 0 0 62.1 66 33 32 7 22 47 3 5 10 2 4 1.414.62
Total -- 280 0 0 0 286.0 302 129 125 26 80 206 12 16 34 51 -- 1.343.93
Maybe a change out of the Rocky Mountain air might do him some good.

Corpas could be a guy the Mets might look at . He does have some closer experience and could possibly set up. 
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