|In a strange move, the Rockies dealt Reynolds to Arizona.|
On Tuesday, the Rockies dealt Reynolds to the division-rival Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for infielder Ryan Wheeler. The move came as a surprise to most Rockies fans, and Reynolds himself, who told the Denver Post that he hadn't heard any rumors.
Two weeks previous, the Rockies watched Minnesota pick up Roenicke off of waivers, a move made to clear 40-man roster space.
Moves similar to this are made by nearly every team in nearly every offseason. However, these two moves have Rockies fans scratching their heads because of the fact that one of the few strong points in an otherwise horrible season for the Rockies was their bullpen. Guys like Roenicke and Reynolds held things down, overworking their arms, in an effort to bridge the gaping hole left by the starting pitchers.