Colorado Rockies Rumors: Will The Rockies Pursue Brad Lidge?

With Houston Street officially traded to the San Diego Padres, the Colorado Rockies are presumably in need of a closer. According to FOX's Ken Rosenthal, it's expected that the Rockies are going to pursue ex-Phillies closer Brad Lidge, who is a native of the Denver area.

Lidge is not expected to return to the Phillies in any capacity, and with pitchers Ryan Madson and Francisco Rodriguez still on the market, the price for Lidge would likely not be exorbitant. Lidge has had a troublesome three years since his historic 2008 season with the Phillies. In 2009 he saved 31 games, but finished the year with a 7.21 ERA. In 2010 and 2011, Lidge only pitched 65 innings combined, picking up 28 saves, and though he regained his effectiveness (his ERA was under three in both years) he was ultimately unable to stay off the disabled list for any extended period of time.

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