Ryan Theriot: Serious?

Don’t know how serious it is, but there is word that the Rockies are interested in Ryan Theriot (.271|.321|.342). What are your thoughts on this possibility?  Personally i really like calling him The Riot whenever he comes to bat, so it would be fun in that regard, but I’m always leery of a player that has been non-tendered and still not picked up this late in the game.

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He would be solid, slightly below replacement level, which would be a huge improvement over what transpired at 2nd base in 2011. I wonder however if Nelson (still #1 daft type potential) and LeMaheui (seemed solid in 2011) provide just as much production at the position without spending more dollars for the scrap heap type players.

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DeRosa signed by the Nats. So one less 2B-man on the availability list.

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I have always like Theriot but I am not convinced that he is significantly different category than Nelson or Herrera. How may wins does he add? I continue to be concerned that they put too much effort on working the margins and not the core roster design issues. As it stands today, The have a Catcher, a Geriatric, a 2B and AA player vying for the everyday 3B job. Not much that can go wrong there, especially with a AAA… Read more »

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At this point I feel we need to give Nelson the Jayson Nix treatment and say you either are going to make it as the MLB starter or you’re gone. How much longer can they carry him at Colorado Springs? Better to give the time to someone else. I really hope he has a huge spring.

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No upside to Theriot for me. We already have Jonathan Herrera. The Braves are now be alleged to have interest in signing Theriot.