Sunday, March 16, 2008
The Rockies are shopping pitching prospect Ramon Ramirez, according to the Denver Post. Ramirez struggled in his second major league season going 2-2 with an 8.31 ERA, but was pretty solid in first season. I am a big believer in young players and getting through the growing pains, especially a young and effective reliever like Ramirez. In five games this spring, he has a 1.13 ERA and has walked just two, while striking out seven. I have heard that the Yankees have been scouting a few of the Rockies pitchers, and might be targeting Ramirez. Other possibilities include the Tigers, who are looking to improve their bullpen, and the Red Sox, who are looking for a hard throwing right hander. He is a wild card for a roster spot, and could get traded if he doesn't make the roster.