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Denver moves on from Beimel, 'pen gets younger

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08:44 AM ET 01.25 | The Rockies appear to be moving on from veteran lefty Joe Beimel. Beimel told The Denver Post on Monday that the Rockies aren't among the teams pursuing him. That leaves 2010 call-up Matt Reynolds and talented but erratic Franklin Morales as the two likely left-handers in the bullpen. Beimel was fantastic in the first half of last season, holding opposing hitters to a .202 batting average before the all-star break. But his late-season struggles -- opponents hit .351 against him after the break -- and the emergence of Reynolds, convinced the Rockies' front office to go young.

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January 25, 2011  09:41 AM ET

.351 for half a season!? That's like pitching to Boggs, Gwynn, Pujols, etc. every batter! Yeah, it might be time to move on.

January 25, 2011  11:34 AM ET

With Lansford taking over as hitting coach to work with the likes of Stewart and Smith, it just may be a great year at the mile-high ballyard.

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January 25, 2011  05:36 PM ET

I'll kinda miss Beimel. If nothing else, Johnny Cash's "God's Gonna Cut You Down" is by far the best walk-up song in the majors. Especially great for a relief pitcher.

January 25, 2011  07:26 PM ET

It's reported that Beimel is drawing interest from the Red Sox.

January 25, 2011  08:46 PM ET

beimel, can find job easy, there is plenty fish on the ocean!!!

January 25, 2011  08:49 PM ET

napoli, was a blue jay only for, 72 hrs, because he was trade to the rangers for, frank fransisco!!!

 
January 26, 2011  09:38 AM ET

Did I miss something? Denver is now the official name of this team?

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