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The Rockies are “aggressively pursuing” Carl Pavano and Derek Lowe

Jan 21, 2013, 9:10 AM EDT

Carl Pavano AP

The Rockies are cornering the market on lousy pitchers. After the weekend’s signings of Miguel Batista and Chris Volstad, Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports that they aren’t through yet:

Even with Volstad in the fold, the Rockies are aggressively pursuing free agents Carl Pavano, a right-hander they have tried to acquire numerous times over the last few seasons, and Derek Lowe, a sinkerballer who has pitched well at Coors Field. The Rockies would like to finalize a deal with another veteran this week.

A lot of people have had aggressive feelings with respect to Pavano and Lowe over the past couple of seasons, but it’s mostly been the “God, I want to kill that guy” kind of aggression, and it has been on part of the fan base of the teams for which they’ve played. This whole thing in which a general manager wants them badly for his team is rather new.

Anyway, this news comes, Renck notes, after the Rockies failed to sign Kevin Correia, Kyle McClellan and Aaron Cook.  I guess if you throw enough mediocre-at-best arms against the wall, some of it is gonna stick.

  1. 13arod - Jan 21, 2013 at 9:14 AM

    lowe pitchied good when he pitchied for the yankeys

    • henryd3rd - Jan 21, 2013 at 11:47 AM

      Lowe pitched better when he pitched against the Yankees

      • cackalackyank - Jan 21, 2013 at 11:28 PM

        Sometimes it felt like he was pitching against them while he was with them.

  2. hushbrother - Jan 21, 2013 at 9:26 AM

    The Rockies are going for “veteran presence” guys. Because that worked so well for them last year.

    • Old Gator - Jan 21, 2013 at 9:36 AM

      This year, the Rocky Mountain Oysters’ rotation is going to be the pitching equivalent of the Donner Party. I hope they take along plenty of Beefaroni this time.

  3. morrismr466 - Jan 21, 2013 at 10:19 AM

    I’m a veteran, maybe I could land a contract in Denver.

  4. realgone2 - Jan 21, 2013 at 10:20 AM

    D Lowe? In Denver? Terror at 5,280 feet

    • pisano - Jan 21, 2013 at 10:54 AM

      It could get real ugly for those two at that elevation.

  5. proudlycanadian - Jan 21, 2013 at 11:41 AM

    At least they are not going after Garcia and Abreu.

  6. gamedate15 - Jan 21, 2013 at 12:18 PM

    Sounds like the rockies r going to trade cargo for a pitcher soon.

  7. teamobijuan - Jan 21, 2013 at 3:05 PM

    The pic looks like Mario is pitching. The M doesn’t help.

  8. snowbirdgothic - Jan 21, 2013 at 5:30 PM

    This is the sort of “aggressive pursuit” where one of these guys “trips” and falls down like the first victim in a slasher movie.

  9. dowhatifeellike - Jan 21, 2013 at 5:54 PM

    Who do they think they are, the 2005 Orioles? No team should aspire to be the graveyard of good careers.

  10. cackalackyank - Jan 21, 2013 at 11:31 PM

    Hmmm those sinkers that do not sink might lead to some new records being set during Rockies home games.

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