The Colorado Rockies always have done things a little differently.
Maybe it's Coors Field, the most hitter-friendly ballpark in the majors. Maybe it's the unique start time for home games, as the lone outpost in the Mountain Time Zone. Maybe it's the frontier feel of Denver, baseball's mountain pass en route from Kansas City to San Francisco.
The Rockies' originality extends to their latest novelty: a front-office shakeup ... minus the actual shakeup.
Last month, the Rockies reintroduced us to the four-man pitching rotation -- a concept that worked splendidly in the days of Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale. One trifling issue for the Rockies: They don't have Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale. Also of note: They don't have Claude Osteen and Johnny Podres, either.
Six weeks into the new scheme, the Rockies' central problem hasn't changed: Their pitchers aren't very good. Entering Wednesday, the Rockies' most evident metrics -- winning percentage, rotation ERA, bullpen ERA, overall ERA --...