What will the Colorado Rockies do with all of their backup outfielders?

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General by chinmusic on Sunday 27 January 2008 at 6:01 pm

The Rockies have four quality backup outfielders but they will only likely have room for two of them on the major league roster which could lead to a trade for pitching help. 28 year old righty Ryan Spilboroghs is a lock for one of the outfield spots based on his play last season for the Rockies. He played in 97 games last season and he was 79 for 264 (.299 avg, .848 OPS) with 40 runs scored, 11 homers and 51 RBIs. 28 year old lefty swinging Corey Sullivan likely will have the edge for the #5 outfield spot unless he’s traded. He played in 72 games last season for the Rockies and he was 40 for 140 (.286 avg, .722 OPS) with 19 runs scored, 2 homers and 14 RBIs. 26 year old righty swinging Jeff Baker didn’t have a good season last year but he can play the corner infield and outfield spots which should help him get some playing time. He played in 85 games last season for the Rockies and he was 32 for 144 (.222 avg, .643 OPS) with 17 runs scored, 4 homers and 12 RBIs. 25 year old lefty swinging Seth Smith is the Wild Card for the Rockies. He only played in 7 games during the regular season for the Rockies and he was 5 for 8 (.625 avg, 1.500 OPS) with 4 runs scored. Smith also came up big-time in the post season for the Rockies. He played in 6 games in the playoffs and World Series and he was 3 for 6 (.500 avg, 1.167 OPS) with 2 runs scored and 2 RBIs.

Marcus Giles signs with the Colorado Rockies

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,Playing Well by chinmusic on Friday 11 January 2008 at 12:59 am

The Rockies have signed second baseman Marcus Giles. Giles played in 116 games last season for the Padres and he was 96 for 420 (.229 avg, .621 OPS) with 52 runs scored, 4 homers, 39 RBIs and 10 stolen bases. He has now played in 792 games in his major league career and he is 813 of 2,934 (.277 avg, .782 OPS) with 468 runs scored, 76 homers, 333 RBIs and 70 stolen bases. The Rockies are hoping that last season was a fluke and that Giles can get back to playing like he did for the Braves early in his career. If he produces like he did with the Braves signing him will prove to be a stroke of genius.

The Colorado Rockies sign Josh Towers

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,Uncategorized by chinmusic on Thursday 10 January 2008 at 10:42 pm

The Colorado Rockies have signed right handed starting pitcher Josh Towers to a 1-year, $1.8 million dollar contract. The 30-year old Towers was not good last season for the Blue Jays as he pitched in 25 games (15 starts) and he was 5-10 with a 5.38 ERA and a 1.41 WHIP. Towers has now pitched in 137 games (112 starts) in his major league career and he is 45-55 with 1 save, a 4.96 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP. Towers doesn’t have the stuff to succeed pitching half of his games at Coors Field so it’s doubtful that his signing will wind up being a good move.

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