Found January 25, 2012 on All Things Rockies:
DENVER — Maybe it’s the cold medicine. But the doses have me thinking in numbers. So here’s a few to digest as an appetizer before dinner. As reported last week, closer Rafael Betancourt — yes that’s his role, closer, closer, closer for all asking on Twitter (I kid because I care) — officially signed his contract extension today. He will make $4 million this year, the Rockies picked up the 2013 mutual option at $4.25 and added an option for 2014 for $4.25 million. Betancourt, 36, inherited the closer’s spot from an injured Huston Street in August and converted eight of nine save opportunities. He held opponents to a .203 batting average last season, and .077 mark (5-for-65) over the final two months. He has never opened the season as a closer. Given his age, he might not work three consecutive days much, especially early in the year. That could provide some opportunities for Rex Brothers, Matt Belisle and Matt Lindstrom. Betancourt takes a lot of grief for working slowly, his outi...

Rockies extend Betancourt's contract

Rafael Betancourt has a new deal to go with his new role as Colorado's closer. The Rockies' right-handed reliever agreed Wednesday to an $8.5 million, two-year contract that guarantees him an additional $4.25 million. The Venezuela native saved eight of nine games filling in for an injured Huston Street last August. The Rockies traded Street to San Diego in December. Betancourt...

Rockies extend Closer Betancourt

The Colorado Rockies announced today that the club has officially agreed to terms on a contract extension for right-handed relief pitcher and closer Rafael Betancourt. The new deal has Betancourt making $4MM this year, $4.25MM in 2013, and includes a $4.25MM option for 2014. 

2012 Fantasy Baseball Colorado Rockies Starting Rotation Preview

Jorge de la Rosa (credits below) This is part 2 of our 30 part series previewing every starting rotation in the league.  Now up: the Colorado Rockies. Jorge de la Rosa has pitched more than 130 innings in a major league season exactly once (185 IP in 2009).  The only season in which he recorded an ERA under 4.00 was his 3.51 mark in just 59 innings before injury last year. ...

Rockies, closer Betancourt agree on new deal

The Colorado Rockies and right-handed reliever Rafael Betancourt have agreed on a new contract that runs through 2013 with an option for 2014.

Rockies, reliever Betancourt agree on two years for $8.5 million

The Colorado Rockies and right-handed reliever Rafael Betancourt have agreed to an $8.5 million, two-year contract that guarantees him an additional $4.25 million.

Rockies ink P Betancourt to extension

The Colorado Rockies have signed pitcher Rafael Betancourt to a contract extension through the 2013 season with an option for 2014.

The Colorado Rockies deal Kevin Slowey to the Indians

The Rockies have sent 27-year old righty starting pitcher Kevin Slowey to the Cleveland Indians for 24-year old righty reliever Zach Putnam. Slowey was acquired earlier this winter in a deal with the Twins, so he didn’t get a chance to pitch for the Rockies. Putnam pitched in 8 games (0 starts) for the Indians last year (his first taste of the majors) and he was 1-1 with a 6...

Putnam f/x

For the second time this offseason, Kevin Slowey has been traded. This time, he’s going from the Rockies to the Indians. The return for Colorado is 24-year-old reliever Zach Putnam, who had a cup of coffee with the Indians in September. You know what that means? It means that we have 114 pitches worth of PITCHf/x for Putnam’s debut. Before we get into that, though, let...

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