Originally posted on Mile High Sports  |  Last updated 6/17/14
Just a few hours before the Colorado Rockies lost 6-1 to the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday night, Thomas Harding of MLB.com broke the news that the club would be promoting outfielder/first baseman Kyle Parker from Triple-A Colorado Springs to the big club and shipping starter Juan Nicasio back down I-25 in his place. The news comes after two straight awful starts from Nicasio, including a two-inning, three-run performance against Giants Sunday. For the Rockies, it will be exciting to see how Parker, a former first round-pick armed with crazy kinds of power, fares in his first go-around the majors (it will be even more interesting to see how manager Walt Weiss squeezes him into the lineup). But, as is the case for most personnel moves, Parker’s promotion was bittersweet, because it came with the acknowledgement that the Juan Nicasio as a starter experiment isn’t working out. Nicasio had the best season of his brief career in 2013, tossing 157.2 innings with a 9-9 record. A fifth starter...
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