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Colorado Rockies Hot Stove 2012: Rockies' asking price for Dexter Fowler 'absurd'

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.

Doug Pensinger

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!