- Keury De La Cruz And Shiny New Toys
Entering the 2012 season, Red Sox prospect Keury De La Cruz was a relative unknown after two years of modest production in short season baseball. At 20, De La Cruz burst onto the prospect scene
- Luis Valbuena to Take Flight in LA
farm system to provide depth.
That brings us to Luis Valbuena, who officially signed a two-year, $15 million deal with the Angels on Tuesday. For a player who has averaged 2.1 WAR during the last
- Don't Forget de la Rosa
For a southpaw with plus velocity who won't turn 28 until April, Rockies hurler Jorge de la Rosa has experienced quite the nomadic career. Originally signed out of Mexico by the Arizona Diamondbacks
- Not Buying Jorge de la Rosa
After only pitching a total of 69.2 innings in 2011 and 2012, Jorge de la Rosa has enjoyed a productive bounce-back season in which he's compiled a 3.31 ERA, and his 16 wins are the second-most
- De La Rosa Returns To The Rockies
season, someone else in my league was enjoying Jorge de la Rosa's.
The definition of a journeyman, JDLR was traded four times before his 28th birthday. The Royals traded him to Colorado for Ramon
- The Reality of Jorge De La Rosa
A question in the mailbag from L. S. this week ended simply: Is Jorge De La Rosa for real?
His 2.99 FIP seems to suggest that his good start is for real, but ZiPS has him putting up a 4.71 ERA
- Luis Cruz & Johnny Giavotella: Deep League WW
are a pair of middle infielders who might actually contribute.
Luis Cruz | LAD SS/3B | CBS 11% Owned
Cruz has been a career minor leaguer, racking up an astounding 4,891 plate appearances
- Tony Cruz & Kevin Correia: Deep League Waiver Wire
league waiver wire.
Tony Cruz / C / St. Louis Cardinals
1 percent Yahoo / .2 percent ESPN / 3 percent CBS ownership
It’s always awful when a player goes down with a serious injury -- much less
- Jorge de la Rosa's Question Mark
Jorge de la Rosa is a journeyman in every sense of the word. By the time de la Rosa could legally drink he was already in his third organization and second professional baseball league. In 2003 he
- Revisiting Red Sox Rubby De La Rosa
Red Sox prospect Rubby De La Rosa is in pitching purgatory. Fully healthy since late in the 2012 season, the right-hander with an electric fastball is nowhere to be found on 25-man roster projections
- One Night Only: Afternoon de la Light
A Mostly Irreverent Note on Jorge de la Rosa
If I'm correct, they changed their player search function ahead of this season, but traditionally it's been impossible to search for players whose
- Jorge de la Rosa Stays in Colorado
Jorge de la Rosa took his title as the second best free agent starting pitcher to the market, he eventually decided that he didn't want to go anywhere and re-signed with the Rockies. He received two
- Jorge de la Rosa: Reverse Splitter
about Rockies’ starting pitcher Jorge de la Rosa caught his eye. As you no doubt know, Coors Field is a real tough place to pitch. And so it was for De La Rosa from 2008, when he joined the Rockies
- Rubby De La Rosa: The Next Dodgers' Closer?
with a scoreless inning last night, but the interesting stuff came one inning earlier.
Called up from Double-A earlier in the day, 22-year-old righty Rubby De La Rosa made his Major League debut
- Jorge De La Rosa, The King Of Coors Field
Last July, Rockies owner Dick Monfort earned some well-deserved ridicule by indicating that his team wouldn't consider trading 33-year-old free-agent-to-be Jorge De La Rosa, despite the fact
- Rubby de la Rosa Looks Ready to Breakout
In looking through my three annual league rosters this morning, I noticed there were two players I have in each of those leagues. Those two are Marcus Semien and Rubby de la Rosa. To give some
- Rubby de la Rosa Returns to Action
diversions for Dodger fans was watching the progress of flamethrowing young righty Rubby de la Rosa. At 22, the organization’s 2010 Minor League Pitcher of the Year had added an improving slider to his
- Rockies Rotation: Rocky & de la Rosa
Jorge de la Rosa has figured out how to pitch at Coors Field; in fact, he's been better there than in other stadiums as a whole. De la Rosa is actually a deep sleeper for me going into 2015, so let's
- Odorizzi and de la Rosa: 2012 Debuts
After looking at Chris Carpenter's 2012 debut yesterday, today I will look at two other pitchers that made their 2012 debuts this past week, Jake Odorizzi and Jorge de la Rosa
Jake Odorizzi – Jake
- De La Rosa, Sanchez, and Schumaker: DL Fliers
on the DL before camps close, which means they may only miss a week or so of the season.
Jorge De La Rosa
Before De La Rosa went down with a torn UCL last May, he was finally looking like
- The Daily Grind: de la Rosa, Anderson, Norris
Daily DFS - de la Rosa, Lincecum
GB / FB Splits
Tomorrow's Targets - Anderson, Phelps, Norris, Burns
1. Bull Durham
I've lived near Durham. NC
- Rubby de la Rosa: Gross, Gross, Gross Injury
Dodger rookie pitcher Rubby de la Rosa left this past Sunday's game against the Rockies with what appeared to be some kind of hand injury. If the above report on same has any verity to it, de la
- Should Fantasy Owners Pay for Jorge de la Rosa's Wins?
For the past two years, Jorge de la Rosa has improved in all four fantasy categories for a starting pitcher. Of course, that was a relatively easy thing for him to do, given how poor he was in 2007
- Jorge de la Rosa and the Rockies Talent Evaluation Problem
be replaced. Given the recent rumors, it appears that the Rockies may not have figure that part out yet.
Despite all the Jorge De La Rosa buzz, hearing #Rockies won't deal him without getting
- NERD Game Scores: Return Engagement of Rubby de la Rosa
Highly Rated Game
Chicago AL at Boston | 19:10 ET
Chris Sale (87.1 IP, 72 xFIP-, 2.9 WAR) faces Rubby de la Rosa (32.1 IP, 75 xFIP-, 0.7 WAR). The former is the best pitcher in the baseball who also
- Domonic Brown, Mike Minor, Rubby De La Rosa: Mining the Minors
next two starts will be versus the Padres and either at the Mets or at the Marlins, depending on how Atlanta arranges two off days in early June -- while he's got a rotation job.
Rubby De La Rosa
- Royals Flush Juan Cruz
the release of Juan Cruz. I just don’t get it.
When the Royals signed Cruz to a two-year deal worth six million in February 2009, it looked a heck of a lot smarter than their signing of Kyle Farnsworth
- Quick Looks at May, de la Rosa, Quintana and Hahn
to work together. He needs to be more consistent (pitches near the zone, amount of break). Right now he has the floor of a #4 starter, but could put it together and could move up to a #2.
Rubby de la
- Nelson Cruz is Doing It Differently
Howard (I’ve been saying for ages that that guy’s performance isn’t sustainable!) and the entirely human Luis Valbuena. On the other hand, Cruz’s six "No Doubt" homers hold a three homer lead over
- LA Dodgers Infield: Depth Chart Discussions
As we look into what 2013 might look like for the Dodger infield, keep this fact in mind
- How Jose Abreu’s Career in Cuba Reflects His Future MLB Success
- Mariners Reportedly Sign Nelson Cruz
The Mariners have made no secret out of their desire to trade for a right-handed slugger, so perhaps this report from the Dominican newspaper El Caribe should not surprise us too much:
- Pursue the Next Ayala, Not Luis Himself
Jim Bowden tweeted over the weekend that six teams were pursuing reliever Luis Ayala. The list of suitors included progressive teams like the Red Sox, Yankees, Rays and Blue Jays. Since these teams
- Nelson Cruz Replacements: Waiver Wire
absence. Some other players to consider picking up in place of Cruz are Kosuke Fukudome and Alejandro De Aza. They’re each owned in less than five percent of leagues. Fukudome has hit .345 with two
- Rhiner Cruz? 1st Pick? Seriously?
In seeing Rhiner Cruz' name as the top pick in this year's Rule 5 draft, my first thought was this would be the last time I ever spent a tangible amount of time prepping for it. In a moment
- Alejandro De Aza and the Co-Op
as the backup left fielder and center fielder behind Nelson Cruz and Adam Jones respectively, De Aza may not make it into the lineup more than 3-4 times per week. The designated hitter slot is filled up
- Slim Pickings in Phillies Bullpen
-be middle relievers
Justin De Fratus
Among those competing for the remaining roles, Lincoln, acquired from Toronto in December
- OF Drama in LA... Again
sitting on the bench/not living up to their paycheck.
The most recent reports have Jones heading to the Mets. Unless the Dodgers are willing to take on a bad contract like the one belonging to Luis