Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Lineup Card: 8-23-11 Rockies vs Astros

The Rockies have been awarded a waiver claim on Houston Astros left-hander Wandy Rodriguez. That means the Rockies have 48 hours from the time the waiver was awarded to work out a trade with Houston, or the Astros can just hand him to the Rockies and make them pay his entire contract. 

I honestly don't see either happening at this point. The Rockies are unlikely to want to part with what Houston needs, and Houston is unlikely to lower their asking price just for a salary dump. Plus they can move him in the offseason when the demand will likely be higher.

It's an interesting move for the Rockies to try to make, but this will likely become a non-story quickly.

Colorado Rockies (61-68) 
  1. CF Dexter Fowler
  2. 3B Chris Nelson
  3. RF Carlos Gonzalez
  4. SS Troy Tulowitzki
  5. 1B Todd Helton
  6. LF Seth Smith
  7. C  Chris Iannetta (he's hitting higher than 8th!)
  8. 2B Jonathan Herrera
  9. P   Alex White
Houston Astros (42-86)
  1. CF Jordan Schafer
  2. 2B Jose Altuve
  3. LF J.D. Martinez
  4. 1B Carlos Lee
  5. RF Brian Bogusevic
  6. 3B Jimmy Paredes
  7. SS Clint Barmes
  8. C   Humberto Quintero
  9. P   Bud Norris