Colorado Rockies right-hander Aaron Cook has stumbled early for the second year in a row. And then there is Jason Marquis, who is in an early season funk, which is not the norm for the Washington Nationals right-hander.
Multi-year contract signed over the winter and approach at the plate implemented late last year should help catcher worry and press less than in the past
The question of where Yorvit Torrealba would finally land has been answered, and Colorado Rockies fans who will miss their former starting catcher should have plenty of opportunities to see him play.
One of the few positions that created some drama for the Colorado Rockies this offseason has been talked about at length here on the site. But it’s as good a place to start daily discussions about what the Rockies are going to look like when spring training opens later this month.
Rockies bring in strong-throwing Miguel Olivo to backup Chris Iannetta at catcher.
With the potential return of Yorvit Torrealba in limbo for several weeks, the Colorado Rockies appear ready to move on and are close to a deal for a new backup catcher.
The Colorado Rockies popped up in a few rumors during baseball’s winter meetings, but with Rafael Betancourt coming back and Yorvit Torrealba looking increasingly likely to do so as well, the Rockies’ shopping list is pretty small.
The Colorado Rockies had no role in the Thursday’s Rule V draft, neither selecting nor losing any prospects despite leaving minor-league closers Craig Baker and Andrew Johnston exposed.
Betancourt and Juan Rincon both filed for free agency on Friday.
Decisions due on options next week
Would Torrealba really let Mets lead him down a promised path again?
Some quick hits on the Rockies and the off-season.