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Rockies interested in Brandon Webb, Jeff Karstens

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10:42 AM ET 01.05 | While remaining open to a trade to add pitching, the Rockies have expressed mild interest in low-risk free agents Brandon Webb and Jeff Karstens. Bill Geivett, the Rockies' director of major-league operations, said Friday the club plans to watch Webb throw in a week to two weeks in Phoenix as the right-hander attempts a comeback. The 2006 Cy Young Award winner for the Diamondbacks hasn't pitched in the big leagues since facing the Rockies on opening day in 2009. Webb, 33, was derailed by a shoulder injury and never fully regained the command of what was one of baseball's most devastating sinking fastballs. After taking time off, his arm has improved along with his arm action, leading him to attempt a return.

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January 5, 2013  11:06 AM ET

Dude...

Can the Rockies atleast make it look like they're trying?

January 5, 2013  11:11 AM ET

brandon webb doubtfull, but jeff karstens should get seroius considerations this pitcher was awesome with the pirates the past years,, after all the rockies have nothing to lose,,,

January 5, 2013  11:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

brandon webb doubtfull, but jeff karstens should get seroius considerations this pitcher was awesome with the pirates the past years,, after all the rockies have nothing to lose,,,

Webb is a touch below doubtful.

And when you say Karstens was awesome, is that 'Awesome in respect to Pirate Pitchers' awesome?

January 5, 2013  11:16 AM ET

ever sonce the rockies got ridoff the jimenez fiasco, things had gone south nothing positive but too many negative output from the colorado rockies franchise who would you blame?? the GM the manager or the front office?? about their top excecutives?? somebody has to pay for this mess,,,

January 5, 2013  12:18 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

ever since

fixed

January 5, 2013  12:49 PM ET

This is a Prime Time Player for The Mets, First of all Citi Field is a Pitchers Park and the team would give him unlimited pitching time to get back his groove. If he makes it he gets traded to a contender, if he doesn't well, nobody really expected him too. Plus he can add some maturity to some young players!!!

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January 5, 2013  04:57 PM ET
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Webb used to be one of the best pitchers in the league. I hate to see him struggling to come back.

he is either not healed properly or his arm healed the wrong way,,,,

 
January 6, 2013  12:31 PM ET

Great news to hear if you are a Rockies fan that your club has to turn to has been and think they still can pitchers to help bolster their pitching in Denver.

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