Colorado Rockies Rundown: Everybody’s Done For The Year!
August 29, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher M. Latos (55) reacts to umpires after being charged with a balk in the fifth inning against the Chicago Cubs at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
Mat Latos, 2016 rotation target?
(via MLB Trade Rumors)
Just gonna leave that link right there for you guys. Mat Latos was pretty pretty pretty bad with the Dodgers this year (and he wasn’t good with the Marlins before that earlier this summer, either), but up until this year he actually put up some decent numbers starting for the Reds and Padres.
We’ve written before about perhaps, hey, maybe taking a flyer on this guy next year as a buy (relatively) low candidate to start some games (think Chris Rusin, but with a much better Major League track record, more velocity, better stuff, and a higher short-term upside).
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Guess we’ll see what the Colorado Rockies do, but the broader point of speculating about Latos remains: the Rox need as much pitching help as they can get, and guys like this really are not the worst thing in the world when it comes to just having halfway-decent warm bodies in camp.
He’s a step up from the “innings-eating” warm body of the last season (Kyle Kendrick), and would probably fetch a similar price on a one-year deal. Is the Hot Stove here yet?