The Colorado Rockies have five free agents heading into this winter

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by chinmusic on Wednesday 19 October 2011 at 7:57 am

The Colorado Rockies have five free agents after the World Series is over. Here is who I see staying and leaving out of this bunch:

Mark Ellis: 34-year old righty swinging 2B Mark Ellis played in 70 games for the Rockies last year and he was 72 for 263 (.274 avg, .708 OPS) with 34 runs scored, 6 homers, 25 RBIs and 7 stolen bases. He played in 132 games overall for the A’s & Rockies last year and he was 119 of 480 (.248 avg, .634 OPS) with 55 runs scored, 7 homers, 41 RBIs and 14 stolen bases. PREDICTION: STAYING

Jason Giambi: 40-year old lefty swinging 1B Jason Giambi played in 64 games for the Rockies last year and he was 34 for 131 (.260 avg, .958 OPS) with 20 runs scored, 13 homers and 32 RBIs. Giambi and the Rockies have a mutual option worth $1 million bucks for 2012 with a $150,000 buyout. PREDICTION: STAYING

Aaron Cook: 32-year old righty starting pitcher Aaron Cook pitched in 18 games (17 starts) for the Rockies in 2011 and he was 3-10 with a 6.03 ERA and a 1.69 WHIP. The Rockies and Cook have a $11 million dollar mutual option for 2012, but he is going to get the $500,000 buyout instead. PREDICTION: LEAVING

Kevin Millwood: 36-year old righty starting pitcher Kevin Millwood pitched in 9 games (all starts) for the Rockies in 2011 and he was 4-3 with a 3.98 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP. PREDICTION: LEAVING

J.C. Romero: 35-year old lefty reliever J.C. Romero pitched in 12 games (0 starts) for the Rockies last year and he was 1-0 with a 4.32 ERA and a 1.80 WHIP. Romero pitched in 36 games (0 starts) overall for the Rockies & Phillies and he was 1-0 with a 4.01 ERA and a 1.74 WHIP. PREDICTION: LEAVING

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