De La Rosa $11MM Option Taken

The Rockies made the obvious move to pick up De La Rosa’s club option today, exercising their portion of his contract that will see Jorge pocket $11 million for 2014.

This year was De La Rosa’s first complete season after Tommy Johns and he pitched to a 3.49 ERA on his way to a 16-6 finish.

De La Rosa will join Chacin (14-10, 3.47 ERA) and Chatwood (8-5, 3.15 ERA) as the only bright spots in the rotation going into the break.

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GARY
GARY
7 years ago

I still believe a healthy DLR could be the Rockies first 20 game winner.

trip
trip
7 years ago
Reply to  GARY

I’m guessing Chacin the Machine beats him to 20!

Julian
Julian
7 years ago

Off topic, but Kyle Parker hit a three run home run last night on the opening day of the Arizona Fall League season. As Agbayani has said, I don’t understand management’s desire to acquire a right handed slugger. I predict that they won’t, and that Parker will one day soon (maybe by the end of next season) be that right handed slugger. Let’s spend our money on pitching.

sabrchip
sabrchip
7 years ago
Reply to  Julian

It’s hard to see Parker starting the ’14 season in Denver, unless, he comes out smokin’ in the spring, or, management actually pulls the trigger on a power hitting outfielder. The big ??? is going to be CarGo. If he comes out like pre AS break, he could be a factor, in as much as, he’ll be switched to any OF position. He has the arm for RF, the speed for CF, but…..ah, management or the lack, thereof.

sdcarp
sdcarp
7 years ago

Well guys…………look at it this way, the team may suck – but we’ll have super nice amenities in the newly redesign RF upper deck configuration.

Trip
Trip
7 years ago
Reply to  sdcarp

With a new party deck no one is going to care about the game. Or so Dickie and BiB DoD hope.

Cisco Kid
Cisco Kid
7 years ago

Did anyone else read the quote from Dickie boy in the DP today. To paraphrase, he said that the organizational goal is to make the playoffs 2 out of every 5 years. When I read this I couldn’t believe I was reading it. These are some very lofty goals to have as an organization, a 40% success goal. I can’t imagine the Cards, Yanks, BoSox and other organizations coming out with that sort of statement. Someone else please read the… Read more »

Trip
Trip
7 years ago
Reply to  Cisco Kid

Unfortunately Dick is not good at math. Since BiB was hired they have only made the playoffs twice in 13 years. Well below the goal he is trying to attain. Yet DoD is still in charge.

Agbayani
Agbayani
7 years ago

Cisco, I didn’t believe you so I had to look for it myself. Here’s the exact Monfort quote: “I want to win at everything, even checkers,” Monfort said, adding that a realistic goal is getting the Rockies into the playoffs “a couple of times every five years.” Yep, he said it. I guess the good news is that he sets higher goals than O’Dowd himself. Remember, O’Dowd said something like making the playoffs twice per decade was about all a… Read more »

Cisco Kid
Cisco Kid
7 years ago
Reply to  Agbayani

Ag, thanks for confirming that what I read was correct and my disdain for the Rox management wasn’t clouding my reading comprehension. Wasn’t it a few years ago when Dick’s brother Charlie was the Rox front man? He couldn’t keep himself sober and continuously embarrassed the team so they put him on the sidelines so he wouldn’t cause any more damage. So now we have his brother Dick as the Rox front man and it appears that every time he… Read more »

GARY
GARY
7 years ago

It was the last paragraph I found incredible and so telling.Monfort says”I would say if Oakland,Tampa Bay and Pittsburgh can win,there’s no reason we can’t.”That’s the freakin’ point.Why aren’t we like them-look in the mirror.Look at the double headed GM situation.Look at the crappy drafts and lousy personnel decisions.The difference between those winning clubs and the ROX is the management/front office!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Also in the post in the fine print section-Jeff Baker DFA’ed by Texas.The ex-rockie was having his best year… Read more »

Agbayani
Agbayani
7 years ago

Good point, Gary. Primary difference between Oakland, Tampa, Pittsburgh and us: their GMs aren’t afraid to make moves. Oakland is classic. Offseason, let Trevor Cahill go. What? Wasn’t he their best pitcher? They must be giving up on 2013. Nope. They traded a solid 3rd starter type when he got expensive, and they got talent in return. Tampa? Well, they punted on 2013, right? Traded BJ Upton (one of their “core” players) and James Shields (# 2 starter). I guess… Read more »

Doc
Doc
7 years ago

Finally the Denver press has found a pair — check this out in today’s DP:

http://www.denverpost.com/hochman/ci_24292445/rockies-mediocrity-somehow-keeps-dan-odowd-bill-geivett-business

GARY
GARY
7 years ago
Reply to  Doc

Doc,notice how they used the basketball guy rather than Renck to write this somewhat subdued version of what we all post here daily for the past 2-3 years.You may have missed the editorial page article which said the same thing but in much stronger language.I’m too challenged to know how to post a link but will recommend you all read the Sat.Denver Post editorial about dumping the ROX front office or else Monfort should sell the club as a public… Read more »

Doc
Doc
7 years ago
Reply to  GARY

Thanks for the tip, Gary. Here’s the link to the editorial if anyone wants to read it:

http://www.denverpost.com/editorials/ci_24292673/12-strikes-and-dan-odowd-is-safe

Reading the comments, only solidifies my frustration that nothing is going to change for the better. I feel for Tulo and Cargo who are stuck in this sick situation. I’m sure they’d rather be playing meaningful baseball rather than counting $$$ for the duration of their contracts.

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
7 years ago
Reply to  Doc

I don’t feel for Tulo at all. He could have insisted on the Rox resigning Holliday instead of taking a long term deal himself. He could have insisted on Ubaldo getting deal instead of telling Ubaldo to do something he could not: “stop worrying about money and play ball.” But he didn’t. Is there no correlation at all between the decline of this organization and the insistence that Tulo IS the organization?

Doc
Doc
7 years ago
Reply to  ProgMatinee

IMHO, the decline of the Rockies organization began with the death of their president and his non-replacement. Holliday had it right about the Rox non-commitment to winning, and Tulo figured wrong, buying into the b.s. coming out of the front office. I sympathize with Tulo and Cargo because they were hoodwinked just like many of us. We can bitch and moan about it, but their dreams of starring on a winning team are in the toilet. The only positive is… Read more »

Julian
Julian
7 years ago

I’ve wondered about the Rockies going after Loney. I think that he’d be a good fit for us. I’m not sure about Baker unless he could be obtained pretty cheaply. How close could we get to his performance with Pacheco and Culberson for a lot less money?

IggyRox
IggyRox
7 years ago

I tried sending this through the contact link to Jared, but was unsuccessful, so I’ll post it here to see if it makes any sense. Hi Jared, Thanks again for doing a great site. I’d like to start (but don’t have time to organize) a grassroots campaign to send the Montforts a message. It’s clear that there are enough people in Denver who are not hardcore baseball fans to keep butts in the seats at Coors, but for those of… Read more »

Cisco Kid
Cisco Kid
7 years ago
Reply to  IggyRox

Iggy, I think you’re on to something here with this one day boycott. Let’s get this thing rolling. We need to have someone post a story here in RWO so we can direct others to it. There are a few outspoken critics of the Rox in the local media (Kizla, Paige. Clough, Shapiro, etc.)that would probably jump all over this. I agree, this has to be a grassroots effort and this is the perfect site for it. Here’s what I… Read more »

IggyRox
IggyRox
7 years ago
Reply to  Cisco Kid

Haha, Cisco! I was afraid of that! (I’m a White Sox fan for over 50 years! lol) However, I doubt I’d go to that one anyway, though I will try to make one of them just so I can go there knowing my team will win! (I wear a Rox jersey and a Sox cap!) The things we’d be fighting against are these: a) Sox attendance is bad because their ballpark is in a lousy area. I think South Side… Read more »

lwesche
lwesche
7 years ago

Must of been feeling something while watching the Lions/Boston game that made me check this site again. Only 4 months till pitchers and catchers report. As my hubby and I were talking Rockies, and what we think the starting lineup will be next spring, it brought up the discussion of Cargo and Tulo, their lack of anything after the AS break, and the discussion of if they are protecting their batting averages. But that is for another day. Hopefully they… Read more »

Aron R. Schwartz
Aron R. Schwartz
6 years ago

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