The Colorado Rockies have made another move this offseason and it is another re-signing of a player. The Rockies announced on Saturday that they have re-signed right-handed pitcher Jhoulys Chacín to a one-year contract.
On this episode of the Rox Pile Rockies Report, my co-expert, Kevin Henry, and I give our reactions to the signing.
In 2021, Chacín, who will turn 34 in January, signed with the Rockies at the very end of spring training as they signed him on April 1. Originally, he was a long reliever for the Rockies (and even made one spot start) but due to his effectiveness and the ineffectiveness of other pitchers, he became one of the setup men for the Rockies by the end of the season.
Overall on the season, Chacín pitched in 46 games (64 1/3 innings pitched) and he had an ERA of 4.34 (110 ERA+).
Part of the reason why the Rockies re-signed Chacín was so that they would have a veteran presence on the team but also, Chacín has proved that he can pitch at Coors Field.
In 2021, he pitched in 22 games at Coors Field and he had an ERA of 2.87. He also had a WHIP of 1.085 at Coors. On the road, he pitched in 24 games and he had an ERA of 5.73 with a WHIP 1.424.
He also pitched better at Coors Field in his first stint in a Rockies uniform from 2009 through 2014.
In addition to the reaction to the signing, Kevin was in Carlsbad, California this week at the GM Meetings and he caught up with Rockies GM Bill Schmidt. We discuss what he had to say, including which one of the players Schmidt called out by name as not being a fit for the Rockies. That player was also mentioned in our “dream lineup” for the Rockies in 2022.
We also discuss some of the stuff that you will be able to see on the site here in the near future. You can check out the podcast above or download it wherever you download your podcasts.