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Rockies trade for Kevin Slowey

Posted on: December 6, 2011 11:04 am
Edited on: December 6, 2011 11:28 am
By Matt Snyder

DALLAS -- The Colorado Rockies have acquired right-handed pitcher Kevin Slowey from the Minnesota Twins, Scott Miller of has confirmed. It was first reported by Thomas Harding of In return, the Twins will get a player to be named later.

Slowey, 27, had a forgettable 2011 season, just like his Twins. He was 0-8 with a 6.67 ERA and 1.40 WHIP in 59 1/3 innings. Also much like his Twins, though, injuries hampered Slowey all season, including to his forearm for a bit. There's certainly potential here, as Slowey was 39-21 with a 4.41 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and a low walk rate from 2007-2010. That's not exactly ace-caliber, but makes for a good back-end of the rotation type.

Slowey likely figures as the fifth starter for Colorado, assuming they don't make another move -- which is entirely possible, considering Huston Street and Seth Smith, among others, are rumored to be on the trading block. Jhoulys Chacin and Jason Hammel are likely cemented in the rotation, and youngsters Alex White and Drew Pomeranz -- both acquired in the Ubaldo Jimenez trade -- figure to be in as well.

As for the Twins, they apparently felt they had no use for Slowey anymore. Even if they make no more moves with the rotation, they have Carl Pavano, Francisco Liriano, Scott Baker, Brian Duensing and Nick Blackburn.

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Since: Oct 30, 2007
Posted on: December 6, 2011 8:54 pm

Rockies trade for Kevin Slowey

This is the trade that Bill Smith failed to make before the trade deadline last summer. Kevin Slowey did a very servicable job for the Twins with the tools he has. I'm not going to call him a bum and resort to childish name calling. Last year was a wasted year for him and the team as a whole. He's got a winning major league record, average ERA and his whip is a little high due to hits given up. Most of the time he put the team in a position to win the games he started as long as he kept the ball down.

Let's see if you can package up Liriano and trade for Martin Perez and David Murphy from Texas. 

Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: December 6, 2011 4:44 pm

Rockies trade for Kevin Slowey

Are the Rockies seriously considering allowing this bum and his 0-8 with a 6.67 ERA pitch in Coors??  On a positive note getting rid of him is by far the Twins best off season move so far.  Unless they re-sign Cuddyer it`ll probably be their best move.  Time to start a rebuild the homer dome fund Stinkies...ERR Twinkies. 

Since: Dec 6, 2011
Posted on: December 6, 2011 3:25 pm
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Since: Dec 12, 2010
Posted on: December 6, 2011 12:29 pm

Don't Let the Door Hit You

Kevin Slowey is a malcontent and a malingerer and has had the local press calling for his trade for months.

The Twins' starting rotation is not as abismal as their bullpen, but they wouldn't dump this guy if he was anything but poison in the lockerroom.

Since: Dec 2, 2007
Posted on: December 6, 2011 12:05 pm

Rockies trade for Kevin Slowey

Addition by subtraction? The angle this move misses is the opportunity cost of parting with Kevin Slowey alone for some future part, as opposed to packaging him for a starting position player who is on the Rockies' margin, such as Ian Stewart. While the Twins focus on shoring up their bullpen, they aren't moving the earth. For the Rockies, a nice low-end guy for very little cost.

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