The Colorado Rockies haven’t been sitting on their hands this offseason as they have already made a few deals as well as signed first baseman Justin Morneau. They are rumored to be continuing their work to improve their team this week at the 2013 MLB Winter Meetings. One glaring area of need has been filling out the starting rotation. To that end they are rumored to be after Brett Anderson.
Last week it is known that the Oakland Athletics were deep into talks with the Rockies about Anderson. The talks quieted down for one reason or another, some think medical records. This week however the talks are expected to resume as the Rockies try to improve their starting staff in a hurry. Anderson is a risk because of last season but could be a decent option.
His ERA was elevated and his WHIP was all the way up around 1.6 which cannot be viewed as a good thing going into a season at Coors Field. Still, his 2012 season was very good while he was out there with an ERA well below 3.00. In the end I think it would be a positive move for the Rockies to bring him in as long as they didn’t give too much to complete the trade.
Without a doubt they would still want to find at least one more starter that would possibly be more reliable like a Paul Maholm or another of the remaining free agents but Anderson certain is a decent risk to take providing they make the right deal.