|Franklin Morales will be back in purple pinstripes in 2014.|
Colorado Rockies general manager Dan O'Dowd earned the nickname perhaps infamously back in 1999 when he took the reins of the club and almost immediately traded seemingly half of the roster. On Wednesday O'Dowd and Bill Geivett continued what has been an extremely busy off-season.
The Rockies dealt lefty reliever Josh Outman to the Cleveland Indians for outfielder Drew Stubbs. A year after the Rockies stockpiled middle infielders, they now seem bent on bringing in as many outfielders as possible.
As fans reacted to the trade, the Rockies continued working. The next move saw them ship Jonathan Herrera to the Boston Red Sox for lefty reliever Franklin Morales and former Rockies farmhand Chris Martin. Yes, that Franklin Morales. As a 21-year-old, Morales was thrust into the big league rotation and flourished for the Rockies in 2007, becoming an integral part of a team that eventually lost to the Red Sox in the World Series.