According to reports, the Rockies are 'aggressively pursuing' Carl Pavano (and his mustache) to help shore up a pitching staff that ranked near the bottom of the league in every major category last year. While signing the 37-year-old Pavano could be a move that generates little to no excitement among Rockies fans, there are several reasons that signing him could be extremely beneficial for the club.

His injury history is well documented, as was his inability to perform to high expectations given him when he signed with the Yankees back in 2005. However, he could be just what the Rockies need if he stays healthy. Throw out his injury plagued 2012, take his numbers from 2009-2011, and you have a pitcher that could be well suited to conquer the mystique that is Coors Field.

In 2009, Pavano posted a 5-4 record with a 4.64 ERA in 12 starts with Minnesota. In 2010, he was 17-11 with 3.75 ERA in 32 starts, and in 2011 he was 9-13 with a 4.30 ERA in 33 starts. While his numbers do not jump off the charts, it's his peripherals that should encourage Rockies fans.