Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Rockies acquire Kevin Slowey...Will Attempt to Build an Ace from 10 Different Fifth Starters
The Rockies acquired starting pitcher Kevin Slowey for a PTBNL. At last report, Slowey was still looking around Target Field for his first 2011 victory. He finished the year 0-8 with a 6.67 ERA. Those numbers will surely improve in the vast pitcher's park known as Coors Field. I will set the over/under on Slowey's ERA in 2012 at my phone number if he stays in Denver.
MY THOUGHTS: Well as you can tell I am not overly enamored with this trade especially if the PTBNL is someone that could be useful. I don't know what is going on with the Rockies and picking up everyone else's garbage, but I could be surprised. Slowey was a pretty good starter from 2008-2010 with double digit victories each year and a more passable ERA. This is a buy low situation, but I think the Twins may have non-tendered him and we could have gotten him for free.