Fri, 28 Jun 2013 16:01:22 -0700
The Colorado Rockies released SP Jon Garland Friday, June 28, and SP Jeff Francis accepted his assignment to Triple-A Colorado Springs.
Sat, 08 Jun 2013 15:53:02 -0700
The Colorado Rockies have activated SP Jeff Francis (groin) from the 15-day disabled list. In a corresponding move, the team designated SP Jon Garland for assignment.
Sat, 08 Jun 2013 12:41:40 -0700
The Colorado Rockies are expected to activate SP Jeff Francis (groin) from the disabled list Saturday, June 8, so that he can start against the San Diego Padres. In a corresponding move, SP Jon Garland is expected to be designated for assignment, according to a baseball source.
Wed, 05 Jun 2013 16:06:15 -0700
Colorado Rockies SP Roy Oswalt allowed three runs and seven hits while striking out five and walking none over seven innings with Double-A Tulsa Tuesday, June 4, although he allowed two home runs. Oswalt feels strong after making his third start for Tulsa. He's giving up 14 hits while walking four and striking out 14 in 18 innings, and he'll likely make one more start for Tulsa. Oswalt can opt out of his minor league deal on June 18 and June 28 if he's not on the major league roster.
Fantasy Tip: The Rockies will have to make a decision soon on Oswalt. Jon Garland is the obvious choice to be demoted from the rotation to make room for Oswalt. Oswalt doesn't have the stuff anymore to miss major league bats consistently, though. He'll be mainly an NL-only acquisition.
Tue, 04 Jun 2013 14:35:52 -0700
Colorado Rockies SP Roy Oswalt is 1-1 with a 3.27 ERA in two starts for Double-A Tulsa and appears very close to joining the team's starting rotation. His fastball is in the low 90s and his arm strength has not been an issue. Oswalt allowed one run and three hits while striking out six and walking one in six innings in his last start. If everything goes well in his next start Tuesday, June 4, he could be called up as early as June 11. He can opt out of his contract if he's not on the major league roster on June 18 and June 28. SP Jon Garland seems to be the most vulnerable to losing his rotation gig. SP Juan Nicasio has minor league options remaining, but manager Walt Weiss likes his talent and potential.
SP Jeff Francis (ankle) is eligible to return from the disabled list and is also an option to replace Nicasio in the rotation. SP Drew Pomeranz is 6-1 at Triple-A Colorado Springs, but he is still inconsistent with his fastball and curveball. He doesn't appear ready to return to the big leagues until he gets that straightened out.
Fantasy Tip: Oswalt is worth an addition to your NL-only pitching staff if you have holes. At best, though, he'd be a spot starter based on matchups in deep mixed leagues. Wait to see if he still has the stuff to get hitters out at Coors Field.
Sun, 24 Mar 2013 19:19:05 -0700
Updating a previous report, the Colorado Rockies signed free-agent SP Jon Garland (Mariners) Sunday, March 24.
Fantasy Tip: Garland is expected to be plugged into the team's rotation, but he is only worth a look in the deepest of NL-only fantasy leagues or when he faces a two-start week in head-to-head formats.
Sun, 24 Mar 2013 11:46:05 -0700
Free-agent SP Jon Garland (Mariners) is at the Colorado Rockies' facility to take a physical and a signing could happen as soon as Sunday, March 24.
Sat, 23 Mar 2013 12:49:53 -0700
The Seattle Mariners have officially released SP Jon Garland.
Fri, 22 Mar 2013 20:49:43 -0700
According to a source, P Jon Garland (Mariners) does not yet have a new deal lined up, but he is opting out of his deal with the Seattle Mariners and has already drawn interest from other clubs.
Fri, 22 Mar 2013 16:46:45 -0700
The Seattle Mariners told SP Jon Garland that he's not guaranteed a spot in the starting rotation, so he has chosen to opt out of his contract.
Fantasy Tip: This leaves Blake Beavan, Erasmo Ramirez, Brandon Maurer and Jeremy Bonderman in contention for the final two rotation spots. Beavan is the favorite for one of the spots because of his experience, and although Ramirez probably has the most upside, Bonderman is stating his case as a dark horse candidate.