Found February 05, 2012 on
One of my favorite time-killing activities is looking through MLB team depth charts. I’m a very forgetful person, and with 750 players in the majors at any given moment (and another 450 rounding out each team’s 40-man roster) there are a lot of players who just sort of slip my mind.
Juan Nicasio was one of these players. Then, one day last week, I was looking at the Colorado Rockies depth chart when Nicasio’s name stood out to me. I had completely forgotten about him. I’d forgotten how great he was in the minors, how elite his walk rates were and how excited I was when he was called up. I even forgot he was hit in the head by a line drive, fell to the ground, smashed his head on the mound, broke his neck and had a metal plate inserted to fix it.
Now Nicasio’s back, and he’s a prime 2012 fantasy baseball sleeper.
How many innings will he throw?
Apparently Nicasio was throwing to hitters behind an L-screen back in the Dominican Republic in January, and he’s projected to be in the Rock...
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The Colorado Rockies made a significant addition to their rotation on Monday, acquiring right-hander Jeremy Guthrie from the Baltimore Orioles for right-handers Jason Hammel and Matt Lindstrom, according to a major-league source.
Guthrie, 32, likely will be the Rockies' No. 1 starter. He was scheduled to go to a salary arbitration hearing Monday; he asked for $10.25 million...
The clubhouse cleanup continues for the Colorado Rockies.On Monday morning, the Rockies shipped Jason Hammel and Matt Lindstrom to the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for the Orioles four-time opening day starter, Jeremy Guthrie.The right-hander went 9-17 in 2011 with a 4.33 ERA. Numbers, however, can be deceiving in the hitting-rich American League East. Especially considering that...
This morning, the Rockies traded away Jason Hammel, a starter who has posted relatively high BABIPs over most of his career. While his .280 BABIP last year doesn’t look so bad, the distribution of when those hits came (.272 BABIP with bases empty, .291 BABIP with men on, .300 with RISP) – along with the .327 overall mark he posted in the prior two seasons – led to the Rockies...
The Baltimore Orioles and Colorado Rockies made a rare February trade today, with Baltimore sending starter Jeremy Guthrie to the Rockies in exchange for starter Jason Hammel and reliever Matt Lindstrom. Guthrie then immediately agreed to an $8.2 million contract in his final year of arbitration.
I don't understand this deal at all for either team. Guthrie is a solid starter...
The Rockies' search for a veteran starter capable of gobbling innings ended this morning as Colorado acquired Jeremy Guthrie from Baltimore in exchange for starter Jason Hammel and reliever Matt Lindstrom.
The Colorado Rockies acquired righthander Jeremy Guthrie from the Baltimore Orioles for pitchers Jason Hammel and Matt Lindstrom, multiple news outlets reported on Monday.
Guthrie was likely headed for arbitration with the Orioles before the deal was done, agent Brodie Van Wagenen told the Baltimore Sun.
"Negotiations with the Orioles were steady yet slow, and an arbitration...
Most fans had the feeling that a move was going to happen with the Orioles right before camp opened up in a few weeks. This morning, pitcher Jeremy Guthrie was traded to the Colorado Rockies for pitchers Jason Hammel and Matt Lindstrom, according to the Baltimore Sun.
He's been rumored in deals for several years, and it finally happened. I figured that Guthrie needed to move...
DENVER (AP) -- The Colorado Rockies have traded pitchers Matt Lindstrom and Jason Hammel to the Baltimore Orioles for veteran right-hander Jeremy Guthrie.
The Orioles dealt their top starter on Monday morning, sending veteran right-hander Jeremy Guthrie to the Colorado Rockies in a trade in which Baltimore is believed to be receiving pitchers Jason Hammel and Matt Lindstrom.
The Colorado Rockies acquired veteran right-hander Jeremy Guthrie from the Baltimore Orioles on Monday, a move that bolsters their young rotation. In exchange, the Rockies send reliever Matt Lindstrom and right-hander Jason Hammel to the Orioles.
A person familiar with the deal says the Colorado Rockies have agreed to trade pitchers Matt Lindstrom and Jason Hammel to the Baltimore Orioles for right-hander Jeremy Guthrie. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday because the trade has yet to be announced. Guthrie, who turns 33 in April, agreed to a one-year, $8.2 million contract with the Rockies...
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