JDLR is obviously a much improved pitcher since being traded to the Rockies. With KC in 2006,07 he went 11-16 with a 5.64 ERA (82 ERA+) and 1.64 WHIP in 178.2 innings. With the Rockies, the last three seasons, he's gone 34-24 with a 4.49 ERA (104 ERA+) and 1.38 WHIP in 436.2 innings. While still prone to extreme bouts of wildness (4.5 career BB/9) he has been getting more strikeouts (8.9 SO/9 as a Rockie), which includes a career best 193 in 2009 (in just 185 innings).
|12. Jorge De La Rosa - Royals. Though De La Rosa at least gets groundballs, some consider |
him another Oliver Perez waiting to happen. Much will depend on whether De La Rosa requires
more than three years or $10MM annually. The Pirates and Nationals seem like potential suitors
as well, if he can't find common ground with the Rockies.
I can't see Moore offering a 3/30 contract given his intention to cut payroll. I would imagine this could only happen if Greinke is traded (which I of course oppose). Should his price fall though, and he can be obtained without trading Greinke, Moore should absolutely go after him. Piggybacking off my last post I would like a 1-4 of Greinke/Hochevar/JDLR/Tejeda a lot.