We know that Jeff Suppan already turned down an offer from the Rockies for three years and $24 million dollars, so who knows if that's the offer his agent Scott Leventhal is referring to that's "on the table," but according to Leventhal, the Rockies are one of several teams still interested in the NLCS MVP.
Now, since we dealt Jennings and have some cash in our pocket, this makes a little sense, but given this statement from O'Dowd in today's Post:
"If we get another pitcher, it would probably be through a trade," O'Dowd said. "We just don't see that much out there for us with the free agents that are left."
I'm inclined to believe that this is just Leventhal's attempt to try and get the Giants and Pirates to up their bids. Thanks to battlekow at BrewCrew Ball for the tip and a nice chart explaining why it might be worth it for the G-men to up their offer. A lot. Like Gary Matthews money for this guy. He's worth it Sabean. I mean, he's a playoff MVP for crying out loud.
Anyway, the Post article and O'Dowd's statement does mention that the Rockies were looking for more starting pitching, but via the trade market. We were specualting about who the centerfielder might be, but now there's also this aspect as well. Could the Rox be talking with the Phils about a deal that brings Jon Lieber and Aaron Rowand to Denver?