6/9/06–Traded Eli Marrero to the New York Mets. Received Kazuo Matsui and cash.
Eli Marrero signed to play with the Rockies on a deal for $350,000 (the MLB minimum at the time), which was a 89 percent pay cut for him. He played with the Rockies for 30 games in 2006 before being traded to the Mets for second baseman Kaz Matsui.
Matsui played well in the 32 games he played with the team in ’06 (120 OPS+) but in 2007, he wasn’t great offensively (87 OPS+) in 104 games but he was very good defensively (14 DRS) and a good WAR (3.4). He also did very well in the postseason (.304 BA, 1 HR, 8 RBI).
7/31/06–Traded Scott Dohmann and Ryan Shealy to the Kansas City Royals. Received Jeremy Affeldt and Denny Bautista.
Dohmann had a 5.22 ERA with the Rockies in parts of three seasons. Shealy played in 36 games and did well with the Rockies. However, neither one of them did well with the Royals as both were gone by the end of the ’08 season. Bautista was traded to Detroit after appearing in 13 games with the Rockies with an ERA north of 9.00.
Affeldt, however, was the biggest name in the deal and the most successful after the deal. He only pitched with the Rockies through the 2007 season but he helped the team get to the playoffs and the World Series (3.51 ERA in 75 games in 2007 and a 1.69 ERA in the postseason in 2007). He later won the World Series with the Giants in 2010, 2012, and 2014.