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The Rockies are going to try to get Wandy Rodriguez from the Astros again

Oct 28, 2011, 11:34 AM EST

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The Rockies claimed Astros starter Wandy Rodriguez on waivers (off waivers? Hurm) in August and tried hard to make a deal for him but it fell though. Now Troy Renck of the Denver Post says they’ll make a second run at Rodriguez this winter.

Rodriguez makes a goodly bit of money — $36 million over three years — but Renck reports that Colorado was willing to take on his whole contract in a deal when they talked in August. The dealbreaker was talent headed back to Houston, not the dollars.  Renck says that the Rockies will be “aggressive” in their pursuit of Rodriguez once again, so the Astros’ ace may be on the move.

 

  1. proudlycanadian - Oct 28, 2011 at 11:56 AM

    Is this a case of tampering? I realize that the story came from a newspaper rather than the team; however I do wonder who was the original source of the story.

  2. natstowngreg - Oct 28, 2011 at 1:18 PM

    Sorry, not seeing any tampering here. Not sure how you would tamper with a player under contract, when you’ve already tried to trade for him.

    Wandy is one of the few quality bargaining chips the Astros have left, as they continue their rebuild. Perhaps, the only one.

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