PlayingWithFire wrote:dudes, seriously, as a BK owner the past 2 years and until 2010. The dude is not going to go back to RP in Colorado because he sucked at that role his first year there. Could he do better in a second try? Maybe? But they have Fuentes to close and Mesa to setup. They don't need another RP. And RP's contribution to the team is limited. BK has been adequate this year(a defense independent ERA of 4.24 is nothing to sneeze at) if you take out defense and luck. And he's showed signs of brilliance. Why would the Rockies consider putting him back in relief? A starter who gets a 4.70 ERA is more valuable to the Rockies than a RP who gets a 3.70ERA. And BK's ratio improved from last year. It's not hard to picture BK having the below line next year.
9-11 170ip 4.70ERA 1.41WHIP
2.5 millions isn't that expensive now adays for a SP anyway.
Mesa actually had his option declined by the Rockies and is now a FA.