It seemed appropriate to write this mini-review of Juan Rincon's contributions to the 2010 Rockies, as he was picked up by the Los Angeles Dodgers on a minor league deal yesterday. And it is a mini-review, seeing as the right-handed reliever only threw two innings for Colorado in 2010, in which he gave up a run, three hits, and two walks (that's an ERA of 4.50 and a WHIP of 2.5 for those of you keeping score). Rincon did go 3-2 with Colorado in 2009 with a 7.50 ERA in 26.1 IP. I'm trying to find something positive to say, but I just can't think of anything.
When he wasn't pitching for the Rockies in 2010, Rincon was busy struggling with the Sky Sox, posting a 7.88 ERA and walking 37 guys in 45.2 IP (a hideous 8.1 BB/9 ratio), producing a 2.08 WHIP. Something tells me that we might have seen the last of Juan Rincon, MLB pitcher.
Grade: F -- Rincon was supposed to provide a veteran relief presence as bullpen depth for the Rockies in 2010. Instead, he wasn't trustworthy enough to bring up to the big club later in the year when bullpen depth was needed.
2011: The aforementioned minor league deal with the Dodgers and an invitation to Spring Training. He might hang on with LA's AAA squad, but I don't see him providing much value.