Rockies interested in Marshall?

Hello from Day 2 of the Winter Meetings…

Troy Renck of the Denver Post reported Tuesday that the Rockies were aggressively pursuing trade talks with the Reds about lefty reliever Sean Marshall. But, the report also noted that talks have since cooled over concerns about Marshall’s health.

Marshall is 31 and has two years and $12 million remaining on his contract. Because of shoulder issues, he was limited to only 16 appearances last season. Therefore, the Rockies’ apparent concerns would be legitimate.

It was not known who the Reds might want in return for Marshall. On Monday, GM Walt Jocketty indicated the only way the Reds could any big deals would be to shift some payroll out. Marshall wouldn’t be a huge enough move to sign Shin-Soo Choo but maybe it would help add someone else. On the other hand, having two lefties in the bullpen with Marshall and Manny Parra is a nice asset to have.

UPDATE at 5:35 pm: unlikely the Rockies will pursue Marshall anymore. A trade to acquire lefty reliever Brett Anderson from the A’s was just announced.

2 Comments

Personally I’d get rid of Sean Marshall and Manny Parra if it meant being able to afford Choo.

You have to have lefties in the bullpen. I would love to have Choo back but you don’t want to decimate your pitching staff.

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