Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 3/17/12
Well, this is one fine experiment the Colorado Rockies are conducting. The Rockies spent the offseason collecting a bunch of high-character, thirty-something hitters -- right fielder Michael Cuddyer, catcher Ramon Hernandez, shortstop Marco Scutaro, third baseman Casey Blake. And now they're complementing that group with a bunch of largely unproven starting pitchers, led by a veteran ace, right-hander Jeremy Guthrie, who has never played for a contending team? Have at 'em. I actually like what the Rockies are doing -- but not necessarily for this season. In almost any division but the NL West, I probably would say they stand no chance. Still, weird things happen in the West -- the San Diego Padres were a surprise contender in 2010, the Arizona Diamondbacks a surprise champion in '11. The Rockies certainly do not lack talent or depth in their rotation; heck, they've got about 10 candidates for the job. Over the past eight months, general manager Dan O'Dowd has acquired five you...
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