The Colorado Rockies continue to target starting pitching
this winter, and while there is nothing currently brewing on the trade front,
Troy Renck of The Denver Post expects the team to express interest in a trio of
low-cost arms, including Derek Lowe, Freddy Garcia and Brandon Webb.
Rockies still looking for pitching.Nothing brewing on trade.Will be interested to see if take low-risk on free agents like Lowe or Garcia.
— Troy Renck (@TroyRenck) January 3, 2013
Another pitcher I expect Rockies to express interest in is Brandon Webb. He's on comeback trail. Love to see him in a camp and healthy
— Troy Renck (@TroyRenck) January 4, 2013
All three would require minimal commitments but have track
records of success. While Lowe, Garcia and Webb have been successful pitchers
at the major league level, each is at least a few years removed from it.
Lowe and Garcia each pitched at the major league level last
season, as both spent time with the New York Yankees. Garcia started 17 games
for New York while also pitching in relief, while Lowe was used strictly out of
the ‘pen by the Yankees after starting 21 games for the Cleveland Indians.
Webb, on the other hand, hasn’t pitched in the bigs since
the 2009 season. The former Cy Young winner has been hampered by arm injuries
that have kept him out of baseball for the past several years, but he’s looking
to make a comeback this season.
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