In order for the Colorado Rockies to be a contender in the near future and also in seasons to come, the pitching staff must improve. It is no mystery as to what keeps the offensive heavy Rockies stifled, but very few attempts to improve the pitching leaves Colorado fans scratching their heads.
Just recently, Dan O’dowd and the rest of the Rockies front office agreed on a deal...
File this one under where are they now.
The Colorado Rockies have acquired pitcher Jair Jurrjens from the Cincinnati Reds for infielder Harold Riggins.
Jurrjens, 28, had struggled at Triple-A Louisville prior to the trade posting a 4.46 ERA, 1.60 WHIP, and 27/13 K/BB ratio through 34 1/3 innings of work.
"I'm gonna call him J.J., I know that much," Walt Weiss said...
The Cincinnati Reds have traded RHP Jair Jurrjens to the Rockies for Double-A 1B Harold Riggins.
Jair Jurrjens is on the comeback trail. The 28-year-old righthander signed a minor league deal with Cincinnati in late May and is currently pitching for Triple-A Louisville. If he can approach his old form, the former Atlanta Braves stalwart could give the Reds rotation a shot in the arm. Knee problems caused Jurrjens to spiral […]
The Baltimore Orioles and Jair Jurrjens have come to terms on a one-year contract for 2013. Jurrjens was non-tendered by the Braves earlier this offseason.
Jurrjens will have a base salary of $1.5 million, incentives could push the deal to $4 million reports CBSsports..
Last season Jurrjens was 3-4 with a 6.89 ERA at the big league level and spent a good part of the year in the minors...
We might have seen the last of Jair Jurrjens in an Atlanta Braves uniform.
Jurrjens long fall from the heaven he experienced in the first half of 2011 reached another, once-unthinkable low point on Sunday. He showed again that hes not fooling major league hitters.
The Braves cant afford to send him out every fifth day, especially with a staff that has given up at least nine runs...
This is exactly what Jair Jurrjens needed.
In turn, this is exactly what the Braves wanted to see from Jurrjens.
And it would have been tough to find anyone who could have predicted this kind of a performance from a guy who spent the past eight weeks in minor league exile.
I thought he would get rocked and rolled and be gone by the third inning.
But there was Jurrjens on Friday...
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Height: 6-1; Weight: 200
Hometown: Willemstad, Curacao
Experience: Fifth season
2011 in review: Jurrjens was dominant in the first half of the season, going 12-3 with...
There seems to be a lot of stuff floating around Jair Jurrjens brain right now.
He seems to be worried about his injury-prone right knee, his mechanics, his wildness, maybe even when his name was on everybodys trade list this winter. Whatevers up there, its keeping him from focusing on the really important things, like opposing hitters.
He mentioned his mind isnt where it should...
Jair Jurrjens appeared to be heading to his best season as a major leaguer in 2011. He was 12-3 with a NL-best 1.87 ERA and pitched 1-23 scoreless innings in the All-Star Game, but then his season fell apart.
His surgically repaired right knee began bothering him and he won only one more game before the Braves shut him down for the final month.
Jurrjens finished with a 13-6 record...