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Part of the Rockies’ return package for Seth Smith is right-hander Guillermo Moscoso, who made 21 starts for the Athletics in 2011. Moscoso had some cups-of-coffee with the Rangers as a reliever in 2009 and 2010, but last year was the first time we got a good look (128 innings) at what Moscoso he has to offer.
In short, he has a decent fastball and underwhelming off-speed pitches. He’ll throw his four-seamer a little under 91, backing it up with a high-70s changeup and slurvey curveball (the change goes against lefties, while batters from both sides will see his curve). At the end of July, Moscoco brought a mid-80s cutter into his repertoire as another weapon against righties (Dan Merqury made note of this last summer).
Moscoso’s ERA last year was a very solid 3.38, but I’m lukewarm on his chances of replicating that mark. Over his career he has shown decent control (3.1 walks and hit batsmen per 9 innings), an unspectacular strikeout rate (5.6 strikeouts per 9), and an ex...
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The Colorado Rockies have acquired right-handed pitcher Guillermo Moscoso and left-handed pitcher Josh Outman from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for outfielder Seth Smith, according to a Tweet by the Colorado Rockies.
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Smith comes over from Rockies for pitchers Moscoso, Outman
Continuing their flurry of offseason moves, the A's traded pitchers Josh Outman and Guillermo Moscoso to the Colorado Rockies on Monday for outfielder Seth Smith.
Before last season, I had touted Seth Smith as somewhat of an undervalued asset to fantasy baseball players. He was on many of my teams in which the league stretched to 14-plus teams and, for a good part of the season, he was a borderline top 100 fantasy player. He had too really bad months, July and September, which unfortunately brought his overall numbers down.
The Oakland Athletics continued to demolish their pitching staff by trading starting pitchers Guillermo Moscoso and Josh Outman to the Colorado Rockies for outfielder Seth Smith. Smith gives Oakland a solid outfielder and a legitimate cleanup hitter for a team lacking in offense. Smith has hit .296 in his career at Coors Field and batted .257 on the road so expect his average to...
The Colorado Rockies and outfielder Seth Smith have agreed to a one-year deal, avoiding arbitration. Smith has spent the last three seasons with the Rockies, playing both left and right field, and has a .275 batting average with 51 homers and 181 RBIs in 487 major league games. He hit .284 with 32 doubles, nine triples, 15 homers and 59 RBIs last season.
The Oakland Athletics continued subtracting from their starting rotation Monday, but they added to what increasingly...
The Colorado Rockies have traded outfielder Seth Smith to the Oakland Athletics for right-hander Guillermo Moscoso and left-hander Josh Outman.
A day after signing outfielder Seth Smith, the Rockies dealt him to the A's for a pair of pitchers, Josh Outman and Guillermo Moscoso.
You just knew Billy Beane and Dan O'Dowd — two of baseball busiest general managers this winter — were going to hook up eventually. They found their match on Monday — completing their fourth deal together in a little over four years — as the Oakland A's acquired outfielder Seth Smith from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for pitchers Josh Outman and Guillermo Moscoso...
Eight years ago, Seth Smith was backing up Eli Manning on the Ole Miss football team. Now, he’s backing him up in the headlines. A day after Manning helped the New York Giants reach the NFC title game, Smith was traded to the A’s for Guillermo Moscoso and Josh Outman.
The 29-year-old Smith was rumored to be on the trade market since the start of the offseason, but general...