LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 08: Chase Utley #26 of the Philadelphia Phillies jumps away from the slide of Casey Blake #23 of the Los Angeles Dodgers as he turns a double play during the eighth inning at Dodger Stadium on August 8, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
The Rockies continue to make moves following the Michael Cuddyer signing, and this time it's a one year, $2 million deal for utility guy Casey Blake (per official team twitter feed). A little depth won't hurt at that price, though I wonder if he'll have much impact at all.
In other news, the Rockies signed RHP Carlos Torres according to Tim Dierkes, the Cuddyer signing allows for additional flexibility, and we ran an interview with Rockies fan site Purple Row earlier today:
- Twitter / @Rockies - "#Rockies agree to terms with INF Casey Blake on 1-year contract, pending a physical, as announced by GM Dan O'Dowd."
Ex-Dodger Casey Blake gets one-year deal with Rockies - latimes.com
"A non-guaranteed contract could prove to be a nice deal for the Rockies, who are without an experienced starting third baseman and are looking at 21-year-old Jordan Pacheco."
- Twitter / @harding_at_mlb - "Utility man Casey Blake's deal is a one-year, $2 million, non-guaranteed contract with $1 million on performance bonuses."
Rockies Sign Carlos Torres: MLB Rumors - MLBTradeRumors.com
"The Rockies have signed right-hander Carlos Torres to a minor league contract, MLBTR's Tim Dierkes has learned."
- Twitter / @harding_at_mlb - "Dan O'Dowd says Michael Cuddyer will play RF for Rockies, meaning Carlos Gonzalez will move to left."
- Twitter / @TroyRenck - "Exclusive Cuddyer contract info: will make $10.5M in every of contract. Base can increase by max of $1.5M through variety incentives in '14"
Cuddyer Allows Rockies to Shop Smith for Starting Pitcher - Tracy Ringolsby
"The Rockies rotation is a major question mark, which is why they picked up Kevin Slowey from Minnesota and signed him to a $2.75 million deal for 2012, and why they want another veteran pitcher, such as Niese."
Colorado Rockies Trade Reactions: Q/A with Purple Row - MLB Daily Dish
Purple Row is SBN's Colorado Rockies fan site, and is a clearinghouse for everything Rockies related. Andrew Martin is the Managing Editor and was kind enough to give us his current measure of the market as well as some insight into the mind of Rockies fans...