Originally written on Rockies Review  |  Last updated 9/2/12
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The Rockies need Chacin to be the 2010 version.Jhoulys Chacin has arguably been the worst part of a terrible 2012 season for the Colorado Rockies.Before the season began, general manager Dan O'Dowd was on record saying that the righty, expected to be the ace of the pitching staff, was out of shape and that he was disappointed by reports that he didn't work hard in the offseason.Possibly in an effort to prove his general manager wrong, and not look bad, Chacin pitched through shoulder pain throughout spring training. He looked bad, but continued to insist that he was fine. After five starts and a 7.30 ERA, it was clear that Chacin wasn't right.The Venezuelan spent 99 days on the disabled list, as the people who replaced him on the roster continued to fail over and over. With the offense hitting the ball well enough to keep the average team in games, the Rockies continued to lose. The pitching staff was routinely blowing three, four and five run leads. The absence of a healthy Chacin ...
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