I'm kind of suprised no one has asked the other side of this question, why did the Rockies give up Chacon for nothing??
Chacon is a younger pitcher (27) who has good stuff. Yes his splits have been bad, but it still was Colorado and that park can affect you on the road too (mentally, and a pitcher can still physically be tired in his next start.) Why only give him up for scrub prospects?? NO other team wanted Chacon for bullpen help or as a back of the rotation starter? Very hard to believe since he has an ERA of 4.09 as a Colorado pitcher.
Bad trade by the Rockies IMO
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