Originally written June 29, 2012 on The Outside Corner:
The plight of the Colorado Rockies would be hilarious if the whole thing weren't so dang depressing.  Midway through a wretched season that is getting worse by the minute, the Rockies are a team ravaged by injuries, ineffectiveness and, worst of all, poor management both in the dugout and in the front office.  They are a franchise that simply screams to be blown up and rebuilt, except that their general manager is the only man on the planet who disagrees with that assertion. Case in point, GM Dan O'Dowd recently spoke with Jon Heyman of CBS Sports and in that interview he threw water on the idea of trading pretty much anyone worth anything on his roster.  As you might have deduced, not trading anyone of value makes rebuilding a roster exceptionally difficult, especially when the players he considers off-limits are the exact ones that he should be spit polishing and placing prominently on the trading block. The first player O'Dowd declares "untouchable" ...
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