Trevor Cahill of the San Diego Padres is 3-3 in nine starts and he has an ERA of 3.38. He has only made nine starts due to being on the disabled list for seven weeks with a shoulder injury.
Pitching in very pitcher friendly Petco Park in San Diego and pitching in Coors Field in Denver, as we all know, are two very different animals, though. However, he has actually faired fairly well in his rather extensive Coors Field career.
In 10 appearances at Coors (seven of which have been starts), he is 3-4 but he has an ERA of 4.15. His opponent’s average is a bit higher than you’d like as it is .283.
Cahill could also be used out of the bullpen and be effective as a reliever as he was with the World Champion Chicago Cubs last season and he had a 2.74 ERA in 50 appearances (with only one start) and 65 2/3 innings pitched.
He also has postseason experience as he pitched in the playoffs for the Cubs in 2015 (not last season, though) and he only allowed two runs in 5 1/3 innings pitched for an ERA of 3.38.
He’s only owed about $800,000 for the rest of the season and he’s a free agent at season’s end so he would be a cheap rental for the Rockies to acquire for flexibility in the rotation and, potentially, the bullpen.
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