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Alex White never realized his potential in a Rockies uniform.The Colorado Rockies dealt starting pitcher Alex White, one of the main pieces of the Ubaldo Jimenez trade, to the Houston Astros for late-inning reliever Wilton Lopez.Lopez is a 29-year-old who owns a career ERA of 3.14 since 2009. He went 6-3 with a 2.17 ERA with 10 saves for the league-worst Astros in 2012.White leaves Colorado as a tremendous disappointment after being seen as a potential front-end starter when he was included in the Jimenez trade that also brought back Drew Pomeranz. The problem for the right-hander was as simple as not throwing enough strikes. He got behind in counts far too often, then gave up the long ball after being forced into fastball counts.The 23-year-old White gave up 25 home runs in just over 134 innings in a Rockies uniform. He 51 batters in 98 innings in 2012. That type of number simply doesn't add up to success, especially at Coors Field.For the Rockies, the trade is a good one. Sure...
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A person familiar with the negotiations says pitcher Jeff Francis is staying with the Colorado Rockies.
The 31-year-old left-hander has agreed to a one-year contract, the person said Wednesday, speaking on condition of anonymity because the deal had not yet been announced.
Francis is 67-73 with a 4.86 ERA in 205 starts and one relief appearance during eight major league seasons...
More from Troy Renck of the Denver Post, and this time it relates directly to the Phillies. First, he recognized the Rockies' interest in a starting pitcher and the fact that their centerfielder Dexter Fowler would be available for the right deal: #Rockies still trying to land a starting pitcher....
Right-hander Wilton Lopez, who finished last season as the Houston Astros' closer, was acquired by the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night. Houston received right-handed starter Alex White and minor league right-hander Alex Gillingham in the deal. Colorado also will get cash or a player to be named. Lopez likely will serve as a setup man in front of Rockies closer Rafael Betancourt...
In a vacuum, you could probably make a decent enough case in favor of exchanging Alex White for Wilton Lopez. As Jeff wrote last week, Lopez is the game’s most extreme high GB/low BB reliever, and this skillset allows him to be an effective late inning reliever. Lopez is a quality arm, and he can be a key piece of a good bullpen. Meanwhile, White has been pretty lousy during...
The Colorado Rockies have agreed in principle to a one-year, Major League contract with left-handed starting pitcher Jeff Francis, according to ESPN.com’s Jerry Crasnick. The deal will become official once Francis passes a physical.
According to sources close to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN, the Colorado Rockies agreed to a one-year, Major League deal with left handed pitcher Jeff Francis. The deal is pending physical.
Francis, 31, went 6-7 with a 5.58 ERA, 4.27 FIP, 6.1 K/9, 1.8 BB/9 and 1.2 HR/9 in 113.0 innings throughout 24 starts for the Rockies in 2012.
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