The Rockies are listening to offers on Dexter Fowler, but they have their own needs in mind, and that's perfectly fine. Meanwhile, the team gained one pitcher on a minor league deal and lost another.
I hope all of you are having a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend. At a time in which people all over the country are talking about things for which they are thankful, I must say that I am thankful for, among other things, our great community here at Purple Row. You keep reading (and participating in the discussions, of course), and we'll keep writing.
It's a slow news day so I'll just give you a few Hot Stove notes:
- The Rockies' asking price for outfielder Dexter Fowler is "absurd," a rival executive told Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Passan. And you know what? As it should be; the Rockies don't HAVE to trade Fowler, and they should accept no less than one big-league ready starter plus a decent pitching prospect in return.
- The Rockies signed free agent pitcher Jeff Manship to a minor league deal. That cool name is about all Manship has going for him in four years at the MLB level; the former Minnesota Twins hurler owns a 6.20 career ERA in 85.2 innings with a poor strikeout rate and middling walk rate. The 27-year-old righty has been slightly better in the minors, posting a career 3.47 ERA in seven seasons with a 2.90 K/BB ratio.
- Carlos Torres signed a minor league deal, and received a spring training invite, from the New York Mets, according to the Register-Pajaronian. In 2012 with the Rockies, Torres went 5-3 with a 5.26 ERA while striking out 7.1 batters per nine innings and walking 4.4.
Oh, and way to go Utes for barely beating an awful CU team. Yuck. Have a good day, y'all!