Thursday, May 8, 2008
According to the Denver Post, the Rockies never had serious interest in Kevin Millwood or Derrick Turnbow. However, they do have interest in Cardinals pitcher Anthony Reyes and are shopping outfielder Cory Sullivan. They probably won't swap Sullivan for Reyes, but Sullivan is tearing it up in Triple-A. The Rockies main problem is that they do not have pitching. Matt Herges and Aaron Cook are the only two pitchers on their entire staff with a winning record. However, Herges is just 1-0.
Reyes and pitching coach Dave Duncan are not friends, and that has affected his development. The best thing the Cardinals can do is trade him to get rid of the controversy in the clubhouse. The Giants seem like a good fit, despite Barry Zito's somewhat good return. As for Sullivan, his track record in the MLB is pretty good, so he could probably land a bench or platoon job. If the Pirates trade their outfielders, there would be an opening. The Marlins are looking for an outfielder and could take a chance on him. The Rays would like a righty, but could settle for Sullivan who could play all three spots for them.
UPDATE: THE PIRATES ACQUIRED OUTFIELDER JASON MICHAELS FROM THE INDIANS FOR A PLAYER TO BE NAMED LATER, SO YOU CAN REMOVE THE PIRATES FROM LIST THAT COULD USE SULLIVAN.