Oakland A’s starter Sean Manaea is another starter for the Colorado Rockies to consider
Sean Manaea is, arguably, the Oakland A’s best starter when he is healthy but injuries derailed him a bit in recent years. However, now that he is healthy, he could be an asset for the Colorado Rockies.
Manaea, who turns 30 in February, made 32 starts for the A’s in 2021 and had a 3.91 ERA (104 ERA+) in 179 1/3 innings. He had a FIP of 3.66 and a WHIP of 1.227 while walking 2.1 batters and striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings.
He had a 4.50 ERA in 11 starts in 2020 but his 3.71 FIP suggests he had some bad luck, as does his 1.204 WHIP, and a walk rate of just 1.3 per nine innings.
At the end of the 2018 season, he had to have shoulder surgery so it wiped out the final month of the 2018 season and all but five regular season starts in 2019. He was great in those five 2019 starts (1.21 ERA) but in 2018, in 27 starts, he had an ERA of 3.59 (116 ERA+) with a 1.077 WHIP.
The A’s could be more motivated to move Manaea as soon as he is currently entering the final year of arbitration. He is slated to make around $10.2 million in arbitration, which is something that could make Oakland even more motivated to move him ASAP.
The Rockies probably won’t want to pay that much to a rental but he’s still a guy that could be a good rotation piece for them.