The Rockies made a deal prior to the Winter Meetings and they sent catcher Chris Iannetta to the Angels for pitching prospect Tyler Chatwood. Chatwood had a rough major league debut season in 2011 but keep in mind he was just 22 years old.
Ianetta has had a rocky road for the Rockies and he became expendable when the Rockies started talking to Ramon Hernandez. With the team close to signing a two year deal with the veteran backstop, Ianetta could be sent elsewhere and in exchange, the Rockies got another solid pitching prospect.
The Rockies have been stocking up on young pitchers. They’ve made deals to get Drew Pomeranz and Alex White in trade deadline deals during the 2011 season. Hopefully some of these guys pan out down the road.
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