Reynolds Sent to Snakes for Wheeler, Prospects Added

The Colorado Rockies made flurry of moves Tuesday towards completing their 40 man roster at the league deadline.  Teams must have their rosters set for protection by Tuesday’s East Cost midnight deadline.

REYNOLDS / WHEELER TRADE

The team sent Matt Reynolds to the Diamondbacks in an even trade for corner infielder Ryan Wheeler.  Wheeler, who split the 2012 season between the Diamondbacks and their Triple-A team Reno, hit .239 in 50 games with the Diamondbacks.  The also had one HR and 10 RBI’s.  His numbers for Reno were much better where he hit .351 with 15 homers, 90 RBIs and a .960 OPS in only 93 games.  Wheeler was also a Triple-A All-Star.

Reynolds, 28, went 3-1 with a 4.40 ERA in 71 appearances for the Rockies in 2012.  He has been with the organization for the past three seasons and has posted a 3.93 average over 126 innings.

3 PROSPECTS ADDED TO 40 MAN

If a player was signed when he was 18 then he must be added to the 40 man roster within five years or else he becomes eligible for draft by other teams via the Rule 5 process.

The Rockies added right-handed pitcher Joe Gardner, infielder Cristhian Adames and outfielder Tim Wheeler to their 40 man roster, bringing their total to 38.  Gardner, Adames and Tim Wheeler are now protected from the Rule 5 Draft.

Two players were outrighted were Andrew Brown and infielder/outfielder Matt McBride.  Both Brown and McBride are now unprotected and could be drafted by another team during the December 6th draft.

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sdcarp
sdcarp
7 years ago

We were joking (at least somewhat) last week on another thread about packaging Arenado and Matzak in a package for Mike Giancarlo Stanton. With the emergence of Pacheco, Lemahieu, and Rutledge and now this trade for IF depth……..it does make you wonder if Arenado might be available for the right package/player.

Mike Raysfan
Mike Raysfan
7 years ago

I give up second guessing. The Rockies have been trying to unloaded Reynolds and finally have. Towers sounds happy so maybe this will be a good thing for Matt. Sounds like the Dbacks viewed Wheeler as a 3rd baseman and odd man out. Chris Johnson be da man. Plus they believe Matt Davidson is the real deal. I’m still trying to figure out why the continuing additions to the infield. I’m sure Geivett has a plan … LMAO … or… Read more »

GARY
GARY
7 years ago

Tired of meaningless “diddley-squat” moves.When do we bid on Greinke[LOL] or someone important?

Miketober
Miketober
7 years ago

Maybe they can convert Ryan Wheeler from a corner IF to a second baseman.

Rocky Mountain High
Rocky Mountain High
7 years ago

Christian Adames? Although I follow the minor leagues somewhat, I have never heard of him. Why protect Adames, an IF, when we already added another IF (Wheeler) via a trade? I give up on trying to read the Rox management ways. If the bigger plan was to trade away some IFs such as Nelson & Pacheco I wouldn’t be too happy as Ryan Wheeler has basically zero replacement value while losing a valuable commodity in a pitcher.

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
7 years ago

Adames is very young. It would be a shock to see him in the majors any time soon. While he may have been a potential loss in the Rule 5, he sort of is a waste on the 40 man as he isn’t expected to move up soon. Weird move.

lwesche
lwesche
7 years ago

Wow, another utility infielder. Agree with above, MAYBE they are gathering pieces for trade. Doubt it but one can be optimistic. I have given up figuring this out….Reynolds was not bad plus was a lefty. If we don’t get some pitching, game over.

Mike Raysfan
Mike Raysfan
7 years ago

Seth Smith is a funny guy. I guess I never heard his funny side when he was here. Ok the real reason for the post. No comments on the stuff being posted about the Rockies over the last few days? The Renck’s tweets? The asking price for Fowler? The stuff talking about “The Rockies will seek pitching in their first offseason under the joint leadership of Bill Geivett and Dan O’Dowd.” yet goes on and only mentions Geivett. Sometimes I… Read more »

Mike Raysfan
Mike Raysfan
7 years ago
Reply to  Mike Raysfan

Is the -1 for seeing Seth Smith actually has a sense of humor or for trying to generate Rockies discussion on what is being written by both local and national talking heads, vague or otherwise? LOL

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
7 years ago
Reply to  Mike Raysfan

For the record I didn’t -1 ya but I have to say in regards to some of your posts when you refer to what someone said by simply providing the author’s name and little else to go by. “What do you think of what Buster Olney said about Fowler?” is a little vague. Maybe reposting what he actually said or at least a link might help. I know its not your job to forward reports on to us all, but… Read more »

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
7 years ago

Reports are so shallow and vague that its rather hard to interpret enough to comment.

On on hand, Fowler should be highly valued. On the other, the Rockies at one time probably thought Ryan Spilborghs, Seth Smith and Brad Hawpe untouchable and eventually each of them were given away or cut, so its hard to feel any confidence in Rockies internal valuations.

Mike Raysfan
Mike Raysfan
7 years ago

Great to see Longoria will be a Ray thru 2022. Hard to believe given all the uncertainty surrounding the Rays.

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
7 years ago
Reply to  Mike Raysfan

Great signing by the Rays. Better signing than either Tulo or Cargo.

Rocky Mountain High
Rocky Mountain High
7 years ago

This site has been quiet the last couple of weeks, so I guess I can use a comment here even though it’s a bit off topic. Today’s DP reported that Kevin Correia and the Rox are feeling each other out. Correia has had success at Coors when he pitched here. He’s still young enough to give us a couple of years if he doesn’t go Guthrie on us, which I doubt will happen as he has already pitched a few… Read more »

Mike Raysfan
Mike Raysfan
7 years ago

F.Y.I. Dan O’Dowd and Dick Monfort are live on 850 KOA for the entire hour. They will take callers questions.

I totally didn’t get Mr. O’Dowds explanation of Bill Geivett. Now he is on the 4 man rotation.

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
7 years ago
Reply to  Mike Raysfan

I’m sure Mr Goodman will be tossing softballs the whole time.

Mike Raysfan
Mike Raysfan
7 years ago

Prog, Goodman is on a different station. Very pointed questions were asked. Krieger has no problem with tough questions. Don’t look for Dan O’Dowd to be going anywhere anytime soon unless he makes the decision to move on.

Inspite of the many talking heads alleging Dexter Fowler to be the 2nd in the “domino effect” to fall after BJ Upton, neither would comment on roster moves. Keep in mind that most also source Troy Renck for this alleged Dexter move.

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
7 years ago
Reply to  Mike Raysfan

Oops. Sorry. Subconscious mind took over when I saw a post about an 1hr long interview because I had previously heard Goodman will be interviewing DOD and Monfort at 1pm today on 104.3. Didn’t realize two seperate stations were interviewing.

Unfortunately I will miss this one as well.

Cisco Kid
Cisco Kid
7 years ago
Reply to  ProgMatinee

I listened to part of the interview, but could only stomach it for just a few minutes. It’s the same old same old coming from DOD and Monfart. Nothing changes with those two. I guess they must be on a media blitz because they sense they are loosing the fan base. But it doesn’t matter how many radio stations they go on if the message is still the same and all they get are sofball question thrown at them. I… Read more »

Mike Raysfan
Mike Raysfan
7 years ago
Reply to  Cisco Kid

I didn’t listen today but at least Mr. Monfort took responsibility for taking Reynolds over Longoria.

And yes Cisco, they are on a media blitz. They said they need to communicate with the fans more and clear up some of the stuff they are reading about themselves.

Doc
Doc
7 years ago
Reply to  Mike Raysfan

“Monfort took responsibility for taking Reynolds over Longoria.”

That certainly helps explain how O’Dowd keeps his job. Owner intrusion to the max. Guess they decided it looked better to keep Billy in the clubhouse in lieu of a red phone hotline. What a joke.

Pooter
Pooter
7 years ago

I hope the Rockies move Fowler! Why not go after someone like Shields or a pitcher from the Braves for Fowler. Hell, make it a mega deal and throw in several young prospects. DO SOMETHING!! I like how the rumor mill has people like Shields and Lester going to the Royals and the Rockies are rumored to be looking at Kevin Corrie (not sure on spelling) and Francis. COME ON MAN!!!

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