How about Joe Beimel?

March 6, 2009 | 9:06 am  

Question: Between Corpas, Street, and Embree (maybe, Embree) the Rockies are fine without Buchholz for a couple of weeks. But, why not take [Joe] Beimel? I realize he is similar to Embree, but they can probably get him for $1m or less at this point.

The Rockies have made attempts to sign Beimel, and they have offered in excess of $1 million but the answer from Beimel has been no. As for Taylor Buchholz, the Rockies have to cross their fingers and hope he is ready in a month. Remember he was sidelined at the end of last season with arm fatigue. Is this a residual? Time will tell.