Found February 08, 2012 on All Things Rockies:
DENVER — The Rockies got old fast this offseason. They have become the anti-Hollywood. While society is obsessed with staying young, the Rockies’ projected opening day lineup figures to jump from 28.4 to 32.4 years old. If the players are better, it doesn’t matter if they are older. But the figure paints a clear picture of the Rockies’ striking transformation this offseason. Colorado is expected to have five new starters when it faces the Houston Astros on April 6 at Minute Maid Park. The likely changes with last year’s starter listed with their 2011 opening day age: Catcher Ramon Hernadez (36) for Chris Iannetta (27), second baseman Marco Scutaro (36) for Jose Lopez (28), third baseman Casey Blake (38) for Ty Wigginton (33), right fielder Michael Cuddyer (33) for Seth Smith (28), pitcher Jeremy Guthrie (32) for Ubaldo Jimenez (27). The makeover was the result of general manager Dan O’Dowd’s desire to add mentally-tougher players, and the club’s need to buy time for developing pros...
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