Troy Renck's post on Colorado Rockies | Latest updates on Sulia
The #Rockies would be well-served to be aggressive this winter in contract extension talks with De La Rosa because
--He has been nails at Coors Field -- 35-12, 4.21 -- a place where many good pitchers have been so awful they were not even useful on bad teams.
--He likes pitching in Denver and wants to be here. The number of good starters who have felt that way since 1993 is small... Very small.
--He's has a limited workload the past few years. Yes, it's because of elbow surgery. But it appears healthy. And elbow surgery is a much different issue than shoulder surgery.
If the Rockies wait too long and let him go into the season, De La Rosa will be a hot commodity as a free agent because of performance and the fact that he's left-handed.
Again, it's just my belief that they should be aggressive w talks with him this winter..