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The Rockies are interested in Jair Jurrjens, Derek Lowe and Brandon Webb

Jan 18, 2013, 10:33 AM EDT

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Troy Renck of the Denver Post says that the Rockies are interested in three pitchers:

The Rockies have interest in Jair Jurrjens, who plans to play in the WBC, and Derek Lowe and Brandon Webb, who’s expected to throw for scouts soon.

All three are gambles, of course. Jurrjens is coming off a horrific season and his health has been a question mark. Webb hasn’t pitched in years due to major injures. Lowe is healthy but obviously at the end of the line and, man, if that sinker didn’t sink at Coors Field, it would be ugly.

As Renck mentions, though, there are a lot of arms in the running for the Rockies’ rotation — He mentions Jorge De La Rosa, Jeff Francis, Jhoulys Chacin, Juan Nicasio, Drew Pomeranz, Christian Friedrich and Tyler Chatwood — so it’s not like the Rockies are banking on any of these three scratch-off lottery tickets to pay off.

  1. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Jan 18, 2013 at 10:40 AM

    It does make sense for them to go groundball heavy with their pitching staff with that home ballpark. I’m not sure if any of these guys actually fit that bill anymore, but it seems their hearts are in the right place.

    • hammyofdoom - Jan 18, 2013 at 10:45 AM

      My first thought when I saw this list was “WHY!?” but it took a second to realize that they were all groundball pitchers. Yes, I get it, at Coors you need guys who keep the ball in the yard but… you kinda need GOOD groundball pitchers. Lowe is getting u pthere in age, Webb is the king of question marks with Jair Jurrjens being the best bet out of all of them, and that is kind of scary.

      • personalspaceinvader - Jan 19, 2013 at 3:52 AM

        Yes, good groundball pitchers would certainly help the Rockies rotation. Problem is that no pitcher wants to sign with the Rockies and pitch at Coors. Would you?

  2. yankeepunk3000 - Jan 18, 2013 at 11:13 AM

    man I’m really rooting for Webb to make a comback that guy was so good for years….hope he makes it

  3. historiophiliac - Jan 18, 2013 at 11:21 AM

    Could be an interesting year for the Tulsa Drillers.

  4. El Bravo - Jan 18, 2013 at 11:26 AM

    “The Rockies are interested in Sucking Balls” is the correct headline for this post.

    • ezthinking - Jan 18, 2013 at 6:23 PM

      Only “the brave” suck balls.

  5. bankboy2012 - Jan 18, 2013 at 1:26 PM

    Well, the Rockies rotation didn’t exactly shine last year, and they’re probably the only team willing to give Lowe a rotation slot at this point. If they can get them reasonably cheap there’s no harm in bringing them in and seeing whether they’ve got anything left to give.

  6. greatdayfortwo - Jan 18, 2013 at 2:15 PM

    Surprised they didn’t invite Oil Can Boyd while they were at it.

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