Torrealba still pending …
This is not to say that things are falling apart in the Rockies-Yorvit Torrealba talks, but there has been no movement this far today. The Rockies have a soild idea of what they want to spend. Torrealba’s reps still are testing the market to make sure what he signs is of proper value. So this may take awhile. It’s still most likely that Torrealba will sign, but the Rockies see Miguel Olivo and Josh Bard as other options.
But Rockies general manager Dan O’Dowd allowed that retaining Torrealba, who has been with the club since 2006, and Iannetta beyond this year is important to the Rockies. The Rockies are negotiating with Iannetta, who is eligible for arbitration, on a multi-year deal.
“It’s a position that we look at maybe a little differently,” O’Dowd said. “The continuity of what you get with your pitching staff … If you keep going year-to-year, you have to learn the staff. The relationships are so valuable.”