Saturday, January 13, 2007

Rodrigo Now A Rockie

Rodrigo, we hardly knew you.

Lopez was traded to the Rockies for a couple of righty minor league arms.

Quick hits on the prospects:

Jim Miller: Was in AA Tulsa last year. He has a history of striking out a ton of batters. A nice 3 to 1 K/BB ratio last year in 45 innings of relief. Bad news is he has a tendency to give up the long ball and a good number of hits.

Jason Burch: Also in Tulsa last year. Also strikes out his fair share (over 7 per 9) but walks his fair share too (just below 4 per 9). Keeps it in the park but had a WHIP of 1.41 in 63.2 innings of relief.

Time will tell if we got something of value for Lopez but these guys won't help the cause this year. Lopez may have. Looks like Hayden Penn will have every chance to break with the big club, probably in a relief role.

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