King’s ransom

Can we just ask why in God’s name this hasn’t happened yet?

The Colorado Rockies, looking to jettison lefty reliever Ray King, have reportedly expressed interest in Rudy Seanez AND Julian Tavarez. If I’m Theo Epstein, I don’t even wait to find out what I get in return. The moment Dan O’Dowd says “Rudy…” I’m in. No questions asked. This is the Get Out of Jail Free card Epstein has needed.

In 10 career games at Coors Field, Seanez has an 8.22 ERA. Perhaps his most damning stat with the Red Sox this season is that he has allowed an unfathomable 11 of 16 inherited runners to score.

Denver Post reporter Troy Renck suggests that Seanez matches up best with the Rockies due to a salary that matches up well with King. Boston reporters know King matches up well with Boston because he’s not Seanez.