Rockies Have Interest in Jon Garland

San Diego Padres starting pitcher Jon Garland tips his hat to the crowd as he leaves the game in the seventh inning to a standing ovation during their MLB National League baseball game against the Chicago Cubs in San Diego, California September 30, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Blake (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL)


The Colorado Rockies have interest in San Diego Padres free agent pitcher Jon Garland. Garland started 33 games for the Padres last season and finished with a 14-12 record with a 3.47 ERA. He pitched 200 innings last season. The biggest contribution to the Padres was his ability to come out in every start and chew up some innings. He was able to give the bullpen some much needed relief and put in a quality start. Petco Park was able to keep his ERA down and he will now move on to find a larger contract.

If he moved to the Rockies, he better get a contract to finish out his career. The Colorado ballpark is huge and the thin air allows the ball to travel. His ERA will definitely be inflated and his breaking stuff won’t break as much.

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  • Laurence

    Im a Padre fan, so I know firsthand, if the Rockies pay give him a pretty big multi-year contract, they will regret it. Over the course of an entire season, he is just flat out “hittable”. He always has been, really…but moreso in recent years. LA, knew this…The Snakes, knew that…Anaheim, knew that. And the Padres, obviously knew it.

    He was solid and ate up innings…but more than anywhere he ever pitched before, Jon was very protected in PETCO Park. He is not a pitcher above the #3 spot in the rotation. He is a #4 or #5 guy.