Originally written on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 3/6/13
The Colorado Rockies had some higher expectations last season. They signed free agent OF Michael Cuddyer and traded for INF Marco Scutaro with the hopes of having a strong offense. Unfortunately, they misread the lack of MLB ready starting pitching they had and the season turned into a disaster. It was made worse by the injuries to SS Troy Tulowitzki and Todd Helton and being without Carlos Gonzalez and Cuddyer for parts of the season. The roots of what destroyed the Rockies in 2012 was their silly change in pitching philosophy. The decision to use a 4 man rotation with a cap of 60-70 pitches was a crazy idea and the results prove that. In my opinion, it derailed the development of some of their younger pitchers. The question is whether they will get away from this program or not. They need to abandon it if they want their pitchers to develop. They have some talented starters: Drew Pomeranz, Alex White, Jorge De la Rosa, Jhoulys Chacin, Juan Nicasio and Tyler Chatwood to name a...
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