Team Looking to Move Rogers?

According to Troy Renck:

Esmil Rogers bears watching. He’s already attracted some mild trade interest. He’s out of options. So his spring become crucial, either make team or get moved in deal.

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Cisco Kid
Cisco Kid
8 years ago

I hear Tampa may want to move Jeff Niemann, how about a straight up swap for Rogers. Niemann makes about $900K, which is a bit above what Rogers makes. Niemann is another guy I’d like to see in the Rox rotation-a pitcher coming over from the AL East. As I’ve mentioned before, I think there will be a flurry of activity towards the end of ST.

Mike Raysfan
Mike Raysfan
8 years ago
Reply to  Cisco Kid

My sister says stop believing the St. Pete Times. :>) It is true the Rays are headed to ST with 7 legitimate starters and there is speculation because of Niemann’s injury last season he would be the most likely to go. He only made 23 starts. I agree though, if the Rays let him go I think I would like to see him here. I think the Rockies could afford the $2.75m I doubt Rogers would have much of a… Read more »

Matt G
Matt G
8 years ago

While I am normally an ardent optimist when it comes to the Rockies personnel, I don’t have much faith in Rodgers. He one of those guys why just doesn’t seem to have the ability to go from a thrower to a pitcher. An established arm for him in a trade, I would welcome.

Julian
Julian
8 years ago

Rogers hasn’t been great. But he might be OK as a long reliever/spot starter. If we traded him, what would we get for him? Maybe it could be another Guthrie type trade — we package Rogers and another mediocre player (EY?) for a slightly better player from another team that that team wants to trade, maybe to unload some salary.

Julian
Julian
8 years ago

What young players do we have who are now out of options? Other than Rogers, I think that EY now is out of options. Is there anyone else?

Bob K.
Bob K.
8 years ago
Reply to  Julian

If I am reading this correct

http://rockiesroster.com/rockies/40-man/

Guillermo Moscoso, Josh Roenicke, Esmil Rogers, Hector Gomez, Chris Nelson and Eric Young Jr are the young players that are out of options.

Pooter
Pooter
8 years ago
Reply to  Bob K.

looks like it is officially put up or shut up time for Nelson and E.Y. Jr. I hope they both have great spring trainings and make the team.

Greg Stanwood
Greg Stanwood
8 years ago
Reply to  Bob K.

Moscoso and Gomez both qualify for bonus fourth options under the previous CBA’s rules (that’s what the + next to their option number means). Until the full text of the new CBA is released, we won’t know this for sure, but all indication at this point is that they still do.

GARY
GARY
8 years ago

Unless Rogers develops a second pitch-with control-I don’t have much hope for development.We still have a plethora of outfielders,w/MLB experience,bottled up at AAA,as well as our gaggle of 2b/3b prospects.Package a couple with Rodgers and grab Neimann if its possible.Has Millwood signed with anyone yet-just asking?

Bob K.
Bob K.
8 years ago
Reply to  GARY

Millwood signed with Seattle awhile back.

GARY
GARY
8 years ago
Reply to  Bob K.

Thanks!

Deep Purple
Deep Purple
8 years ago

Considering O’Dowd’s comments in the Denver Post today about the bullpen, I would think they would give Rogers, who we all know is blessed with great stuff and cursed with inconsistency, a solid chance to make it as a 6th or even 7th inning guy. Otherwise, lacking options he is prime trade bait. I can’t see him bringing a Niemann in return though. More like a minor leaguer who actually has options.

Mike Raysfan
Mike Raysfan
8 years ago
Reply to  Deep Purple

Speaking of Mr. O’Dowds coments. Chacin needs to wake up and smell the coffee. I doubt there would be any hesitation in Mr. O’Dowd shopping him. Especially given the fact he believes that some of the others will develop into quality starters.

Julian
Julian
8 years ago

Of EY, Gomez, and Nelson, there’s probably only room for one of them on the Rockies’ roster (I vote for Nelson), so DOD should figure out how to trade the other two, although they won’t get much in return. Does Herrera still have options if he’s beaten out by Nelson? Moscoso and Roenicke might stick.

Mike Raysfan
Mike Raysfan
8 years ago
Reply to  Julian

I thought they have been shopping EYjr. No takers. Renck reported awhile ago that EY would be traded prior to ST.

DrRockies
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DrRockies
8 years ago

was listeing to sportstalk a few nights ago (maybe it was the KOA Monday show) and it was noted that one baseball writer said he feels Moscoso is going to be the sleeper pick of all the moves. Will be an interesting ST for sure. Raysfan is right about Chacin needing to take care. DOD is huge on players realizing this is your job/career and you need to put forth the effort in maintaining health and improving performance. Ask Ubaldo.… Read more »

IggyRox
IggyRox
8 years ago
Reply to  DrRockies

One of the hidden benefits of playing fantasy baseball is following guys on other teams that you would never otherwise follow. Moscoso is one of those guys for me. I had my eye on him most of last season, especially from May (when he came up) until the break. He had a few bad games after the break, giving up 5 or more runs in 3 of his 13 starts and 3 runs in 4.2 against the Angels in September.… Read more »

Dwtindall
Dwtindall
8 years ago

I have been on board with Rogers becoming a spot starter/long-mid relief guy for a while now. I would live for him to have a good ST and make it in that role. That being said, I do think Moscoso has a higher ceiling and could be a great addition to the roster as could Nelson and his versatility. Nelson at 3B, SS, 2B for the entire year could really help out defense and his offense will only get more… Read more »

Bill
Bill
8 years ago

I’m not sure where to ask this question and I have no idea how to start a thread so hopefully somebody will see this question and be able to answer it. My wife and I plan to be in the Phoenix area for a few days sometime between March 7 to 11 and would like to take in a game or so. Do I need to buy tickets in advance? Or can I get them when I’m there since I’m… Read more »

GARY
GARY
8 years ago
Reply to  Bill

Bill,absolutely no idea,but suggest you ask the same question on other threads.Also you might directly ask Ed the Ump,Jardean,and others who I believe attend or whom have attended ST.Drop your query in enough threads and I’m sure you will get a bunch of replies.

Bill
Bill
8 years ago

Jaradeen and Gary thanks for your answers. We will probably just wing it because we are driving and with Colorado weather and March you never know when a highway can be closed for a significant amount of time. But we are looking forward warmer weather and the smell of a baseball field.

Doctor_Christopher
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Doctor_Christopher
8 years ago

One of the biggest issues facing the Roxs are what to do with young arms that are not clear starters. Rogers, Chatwood, and Alex White come to mind as young arms that all have started in the bigs, and have had some level of success, though not huge success. All three have power arms that could make the pen this year and future years such a strong presence that they can live with starters who only go 5.2 or 6.… Read more »

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
8 years ago

We need to trade quantity for quality. What would it add to bring in a low quality 2B to compete with other low quality 2Bs? You still max out with a low quality 2B. Same with SPs and OFs. What I’d like to see is the Rockies package 1 OF, 1 SP, and 1 2B/UT for 1 good player in pretty much any position. Doesn’t matter. Just find a player to improve the ball club immediately. Actually I think we… Read more »

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