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SCOTTSDALE, Az. – Few expect much from the Colorado Rockies’ pitching staff this season, and understandably so. The Rockies had a 5.49 team ERA in 2012, the worst in the National League by nearly a run per nine innings.
Offensively, though, the Rockies should be a handful for opposing staffs – and they’re deep enough in hitters to possibly swing a trade for another starting pitcher before Opening Day.
Catching is an area of particular surplus for Colorado. Wilin Rosario, Ramon Hernandez and Jordan Pacheco are on the team’s 40-man roster. Yorvit Torrealba is a non-roster invitee to spring training. Hernandez, earning $3.2 million, is likely the one the Rockies most would like to trade.
The team wants to add one more capable starting pitcher, major-league sources say – someone who could throw 150 to 175 innings and produce a ERA in the 4.50-4.75 range. Someone like right-hander Josh Fogg, who pitched for the Rockies in 2006-07.
Even pitchers of such modest quality are difficu
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What the Colorado Rockies did as a baseball club last year was unsightly. At 64-98, they finished 30 games back of the Giants in the NL West. Only the Houston Astros, who mostly resemble a AA team, kept them from baseball’s worst record.
The Rockies’ pitching staff gave up a startling 890 runs on the season. No other NL team allowed more than 794. Colorado, playing 81 games...
Spring Training is underway! Rockies outfielder Dexter Fowler is taking extra precautions early on by wearing this astronaut-like suit. Just what is this thing? Is it totally necessary? Will it get him back in his 2010 form when led the majors in triples?
Lets take a look.
This thing is called the NormaTec MVP Recovery System. According to the website:
The NormaTec MVP Recovery...
The Colorado Rockies would like to add one more capable
starting pitcher before the start of the regular season, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Rosenthal believes the Rockies are armed with the position-player
depth to swing such a trade.
While the Rockies have several options at multiple positions
entering the regular season, Rosenthal expects the team to trade...
Pro athletes can be enigmatic people. So, too, can the people who cover the games pro athletes play.
When sportswriters – especially the folks who get paid to cover a team – interject their opinions on their Twitter feed or a blog post, then they become part of the story as well. We see this every year at Hall-of-Fame voting time. Another perfect example in baseball is when...