The Rockies are moving on multiple fronts Tuesday, revisiting talks with Oakland on starter Brett Anderson while continuing to push to land a late-inning reliever.
In recent weeks, Colorado and Oakland have discussed a trade that would send youthful, though oft-injured starting pitcher Brett Anderson to the Rockies but the price has been too steep for Colorado.
Anderson is thought to be a relatively solid rotational starter – something the Rockies are always in need of. However, with a significant injury history, teams aren’t willing to pony up the price tag Oakland is looking for. Despite that, the Rockies seem enamored with Anderson and the two sides continue to hammer out a potential deal despite repeated failed attempts to do so earlier.
Anderson struggled for Oakland this past season (and was yet again injured), though has a very respectable career 3.81 ERA over the course of five injury plagued seasons.