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The Colorado Rockies acquire Armando Galarraga from the Reds

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures, Bloglockers, Front Page, General, Trades by joelapinski on Tuesday 16 July 2013 at 1:55 pm

The Rockies have acquired 31-year old righty starting pitcher Armando Galarraga from the Cincinnati Reds for 24-year old righty starter/reliever Parker Frazier.  Galarraga pitched in 16 games (all starts) for the Reds in AAA-ball this year and he was 6-6 with a 2.98 ERA and a 1.39 WHIP.  Galarraga last pitched in the majors in 2012 with the Houston Astros.  He has pitched in 100 games (91 starts) in his first six years in the majors and he is 26-34 with a 4.78 ERA and a 1.41 WHIP.  Frazier pitched in 25 games (4 starts) in AA+AAA-ball for the Rockies this year and he was 1-2 with a 4.93 ERA and a 1.72 WHIP.  Frazier pitched in 147 games (120 starts) in his seven years in the minors for the Rockies and he was 38-49 with a 4.75 ERA and a 1.46 WHIP.  Frazier came into this season as the Rockies’ #30 prospect according to Baseball America.  This was a good move for the Rockies as Galarraga might be able to help them in the rotation in the second half of the 2013 season.

The Colorado Rockies acquire Mitchell Boggs from the Cardinals

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures, Bloglockers, Front Page, General, Trades by joelapinski on Tuesday 9 July 2013 at 9:27 pm

The Rockies have acquired 29-year old righty reliever Mitchell Boggs from the Cardinals for cash considerations.  Boggs pitched in 18 games (0 starts) for the Cardinals this year and he was 0-3 with a 11.05 ERA and a 2.46 WHIP.  He has given up 21 hits (3 homers) and 15 walks while walking 11 batters in his first 14 2/3 innings for the Cardinals this year, as he has had his issues in 2013.  Boggs has now pitched in 232 games (15 starts) in his first six years in the majors and he is 13-15 with 6 saves, a 4.15 ERA and a 1.46 WHIP.  Boggs will begin his career with the Rockies in AA-ball.  Maybe a change of scenery will help spark Boggs to get back to the pitcher he used to be earlier in his career.  This was a nice low risk/high reward move for the Cardinals.

The Colorado Rockies acquire Hisanori Takahashi from the Cubs

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures, Bloglockers, Front Page, General, Trades by joelapinski on Saturday 22 June 2013 at 2:04 pm

The Rockies have acquired 38-year old lefty reliever Hisanori Takahashi from the Cubs for a player to be named later.  He pitched in 3 games (0 starts) earlier this year for the Cubs and he was 0-0 with a 6.00 ERA and a 1.67 WHIP.  He also pitched in 20 games (0 starts) in AAA-ball for the Cubs this year and he was 1-0 with a 1.98 ERA and a 0.84 WHIP.  Takahashi has now pitched in 168 games (12 starts) in his first four years in the majors and he is 14-12 with 10 saves, a 3.99 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP.  I don’t think he will be in AAA-ball long for the Rockies if he looks good.

The Colorado Rockies DFA Eric Young Jr.

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures, Bloglockers, Front Page, General, Trades by joelapinski on Wednesday 12 June 2013 at 10:51 pm

The Rockies have designated 28-year old switch-hitting 2B/OF Eric Young Jr. for assignment.  Young played in 57 games for the Rockies this year and he was 40 for 165 (.242 avg, .641 OPS) with 22 runs scored, 1 homer, 6 RBIs and 8 stolen bases.  Young played in 313 games in his five years with the Rockies and he was 200 for 766 (.261 avg, .671 OPS) with 125 runs scored, 6 homers, 40 RBIs and 70 stolen bases.  Young is #8 in Rockies’ history in stolen bases with 70 of them.  The Rockies should look to deal Young in the next few days, because I don’t think he will clear waivers.  Young won’t have too hard of a time finding a new team if he clears waivers.

UPDATE:  (6/19/2013) - The Rockies have dealt Eric Young to the New York Mets for 26-year old righty starting pitcher Collin McHugh.  McHugh pitched in 3 games (1 start) for the Mets earlier this year and he was 0-1 with a 10.29 ERA and a 2.14 WHIP.  He also pitched in 9 games (all starts) in AAA-ball this year and he was 3-2 with a 2.87 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP.  McHugh has now pitched in 11 games (5 starts) in his first two years in the majors and he is 0-5 with a 8.26 ERA and a 1.77 WHIP.  McHugh came into this season as the Mets’ #24 prospect according to Baseball America, so he might benefit from a chance of scenery.

The Colorado Rockies have acquired Jose Monzon from the Astros

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures, Bloglockers, Front Page, General, Trades by joelapinski on Thursday 2 May 2013 at 7:47 am

The Rockies have acquired 21-year old righty swinging outfielder Jose Monzon from the Astros as the player to be named later to complete the deal that also brought Wilton Lopez to Denver.  Monzon has yet to play in a game in the minors in 2013.  He played in 45 games in Rookie-ball last year for the Astros and he was 25 for 117 (.214 avg, .583 OPS) with 16 runs scored, 2 homers, 11 RBIs and 4 stolen bases.  Monzon has now played in 183 games in his first four years in the minors and he is 124 of 582 (.213 avg, .610 OPS) with 91 runs scored, 6 homers, 50 RBIs and 34 stolen bases.  Don’t expect to see Jose Monzon in Houston for a long, long time….if he ever makes it there.

The Colorado Rockies DFA Chris Nelson

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures, Bloglockers, Front Page, General, Trades by joelapinski on Sunday 28 April 2013 at 12:20 pm

The Rockies have designated 27-year old righty swinging 3B Chris Nelson for assignment.  Nelson played in 21 games for the Rockies this year and he was 16 for 66 (.242 avg, .600 OPS) with 6 runs scored, 0 homers, 4 RBIs and an amazingly bad 19 strikeouts.  Nelson played in 212 games in his four years with the Rockies and he was 172 of 616 (.279 avg, .738 OPS) with 78 runs scored, 13 homers, 73 RBIs and 6 stolen bases.  The Rockies will likely try to deal Nelson, as there is no way I see him getting through waivers.  This was a surprising move to me as Nelson has played well for the Rockies in the past.

UPDATE:  (5/2/2013) - The Rockies have dealt Chris Nelson to the New York Yankees for either a player to be named later or cash.

UPDATE II:  (9/11/2013) - The Rockies have received 22-year old lefty reliever Yoely Bello from the Yankees to complete this deal.  Bello pitched in 16 games (0 starts) in Rookie ball for the Yankees this year and he was 0-2 with 1 save, a 6.29 ERA and a 1.64 WHIP.  Bello has pitched in 61 games (1 start) in his first four years in the minors and he is 6-6 with 3 saves, a 3.98 ERA and a 1.37 WHIP.

The Colorado Rockies DFA Ramon Hernandez

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures, Bloglockers, Front Page, General, Trades by joelapinski on Friday 29 March 2013 at 7:07 am

The Rockies have designated 36-year old righty swinging catcher Ramon Hernandez for assignment as he was beaten out for the backup catcher job by Yorvit Torrealba.  Hernandez played in 52 games for the Rockies last year and he was 40 for 184 (.217 avg, .601 OPS) with 16 runs scored, 5 homers and 28 RBIs.  He has now played in 1,509 games in his first 14 years in the majors and he is 1,335 of 5,057 (.264 avg, .744 OPS) with 576 runs scored, 166 homers, 751 RBIs and 8 stolen bases.  The Rockies won’t miss Hernandez too much moving forward.

UPDATE:  (4/6/2013) - The Rockies have sent Ramon Hernandez to the Los Angeles Dodgers for 34-year old righty starting pitcher Aaron Harang and cash considerations.  Harang pitched in 31 games (all starts) for the Rockies last year and he was 10-10 with a 3.61 ERA and a 1.40 WHIP.  This was an outstanding deal for the Rockies as Harang will give their starting rotation a nice boost in 2013.

UPDATE II:  (4/7/2013) - The Rockies have designated Aaron Harang for assignment.  They planned on flipping him in a trade before they acquired him, which makes perfect sense as the Rockies can get more for Aaron Harang than they would have gotten in return for Ramon Hernandez.

UPDATE III:  (4/11/2013) - The Rockies have dealt Aaron Harang to the Seattle Mariners for 26-year old righty reliever/starter Steven Hensley.  Hensley pitched in 2 games (0 starts) for the Mariners in AAA-ball in 2013 and he was 0-0 with a 3.38 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP.  He has now pitched in 123 games (72 starts) in his first six years in the minors and he is 30-30 with 2 saves, a 4.48 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP.

The Colorado Rockies have acquired Reid Brignac from the Rays

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures, Bloglockers, Front Page, General, Trades by joelapinski on Thursday 14 February 2013 at 4:38 pm

The Rockies have acquired 27-year old lefty swinging infielder Reid Brignac from the Tampa Bay Rays for either a player to be named later or cash considerations.  Brignac played in 16 games for the Rays last year and he was 2 for 21 (.095 avg, .232 OPS) with 1 run scored and 1 RBI.  He also played in 99 games in AAA-ball for the Rays last year and he was 80 for 346 (.231 avg, .676 OPS) with 45 runs scored, 8 homers, 46 RBIs and 3 stolen bases.  Brignac has now played in 256 games in his first five years in the majors and he is 152 of 671 (.227 avg, .586 OPS) with 69 runs scored, 10 homers, 67 RBIs and 8 stolen bases.  This was a good pickup for the Rockies as a change of scenery could be just what the doctor ordered to revive Brignac’s career.

The Colorado Rockies acquire Wilton Lopez from the Astros

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures, Bloglockers, Front Page, General, Trades by chinmusic on Wednesday 5 December 2012 at 9:27 am

The Rockies have acquired 29-year old righty reliever Wilton Lopez from the Astros for 24-year old righty starting pitcher Alex White and 23-year old righty starting pitcher Alex Gillingham. Lopez pitched in 64 games (0 starts) for the Astros last year and he was 6-3 with 10 saves, a 2.17 ERA and a 1.04 WHIP. He has now pitched in 213 games (2 starts) in his first four years in the majors and he is 13-13 with 11 saves, a 3.14 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP. Lopez will team with closer Rafael Betancourt to set up the Rockies well at the back end of the bullpen in 2013. Alex White was a disappointment for the Rockies. He pitched in 23 games (20 starts) for the Rockies last year and he was 2-9 with a 5.51 ERA and a 1.68 WHIP. He pitched in 33 games (30 starts) in his two years with the Rockies and he was 5-13 with a 6.03 ERA and a 1.69 WHIP. Alex Gillingham pitched in 19 games (all starts) in A-ball for the Rockies last year and he was 6-8 with a 3.66 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP. This was the kind of deal contenders make.

The Colorado Rockies acquire 1B/3B Ryan Wheeler from the Diamondbacks

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures, Bloglockers, Front Page, General, Trades by chinmusic on Tuesday 20 November 2012 at 7:29 pm

The Rockies have acquired 24-year old lefty swinging 1B/3B Ryan Wheeler from the Diamondbacks for 28-year old lefty reliever Matt Reynolds. Wheeler played in 50 games for the D-Backs last year in his first taste of the majors and he was 26 for 109 (.239 avg, .634 OPS) with 11 runs scored, 1 homer, 10 RBIs and 1 stolen base. He also played in 93 games in AAA-ball last year in which he was 127 of 362 (.351 avg, .960 OPS) with 56 runs scored, 15 homers, 90 RBIs and 3 stolen bases. Wheeler came into last season as the D-Backs’ #18 ranked prospect according to Baseball America, so he has a high upside. Matt Reynolds pitched in 71 games (0 starts) for the Rockies last year and he was 3-1 with a 4.40 ERA and a 1.43 WHIP. He pitched in 165 games (0 starts) in three years with the Rockies and he was 5-3 with a 3.93 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP. This was a deal the Rockies had to make as Wheeler has a nice upside.

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