Some Offseason Transactions

By Editorial Staff

Here are some much-anticipated news and notes from around the Rockies…

First baseman Jason Giambi will be back in the purple pinstripes next season as the team picked up his $1 million mutual option for the 2012 season. Giambi hit .260 with six doubles, 13 home runs, and 32 RBIs in 131 at-bats in 2011.

The Rockies declined the option on pitcher Aaron Cook on Sunday. Cook went 3-10 with a 6.03 ERA. He started the season on the 60-day Disabled List with a broken right index finger right after he was limited in Spring Training with a muscle injury. Cook is the Rockies’ career leader in wins (72), innings pitched (1,312 1/3), and starts (206). In his 10-year career, Cook is 72-68 with a 4.53 ERA. He had an All-Star year in 2008, posting a 16-9 record and a 3.96 ERA.

Carlos Gonzalez was disappointed to be left off the list of Gold Glove finalists (Matt Holliday, Ryan Braun, Gerardo Parra), but said in a press release that he chalks it up to his injuries and his lack of playing one position throughout the season. CarGo also said that while he’s disappointed, his contributions to the club come first.

And finally, the list of Gold Glove winners come out tonight, and guess who is the favorite in the National League for his second straight at shortstop? Watch RoxPile for the official announcement, coming sometime Tuesday night.