Getting help for the starting rotation has been a common theme of the offseason for the Colorado Rockies so far, and Troy Renck of The Denver Post is reporting that the team still believes that it has a chance to acquire starter Edinson Volquez from the Cincinnati Reds.
The two teams have been tied together previously this offseason in rumors regarding Huston Street, who was recently traded to San Diego, but there's a chance that they could come together for a deal on Volquez. The 28-year-old struggled a bit with the Reds in 2011, posting a 5.71 ERA over 108 innings in 20 starts, although he posted his typical strong strikeout numbers.
Missing bats has never been the question with Volquez, though, given that he's struck out 8.7 guys per nine innings in his career. His problems have always been with command, as he's generally walked around 5 guys per nine innings for his entire MLB career. He's shown in the past that he can succeed in the majors, though. In 2008, he posted a 3.21 ERA with 206 strikeouts in 196 innings for the Reds.
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