Posted by Drew Litton at 6:00 AM
| Comments (6)
June 13, 2007
eric jennings writes:
Is it finally time to trade Helton for some pitching prospectrs? Maybe so.
For some reason this reminded me of the Boston Tea Party. Kind of like the No Taxation Without Representation theme, only people still put up with the Rockies.
The Rockies should have done everything to make this trade happen last year, including adding any player the Sox wanted off the roster.
But, the Rockies, in their way....will continue to be burdened by Helton's contract.
Because of this contract, the Rocks won't have a prayer of moving forward until Helton is gone. And, well....who want's a guy making that kind of money who has zero power. Makes one wonder if Todd really was on the juice until last season. The numbers say it's possible.
Ahh....the joke that is the Colorado Rockies.
Fantastic cartoon Drew.
I think the Rockies need to be realistic about playing in Colorado.
Get power hitters, and fastball pitchers, lots of them. Why subscribe to this "rule" that your starter MUST go 7 innings, and you MUST have 4-5 "starters"?
Why not get fastball pitchers that can change speeds... NOT JUNK PITCHERS that rely on the atmosphere to help their pitches break.
Bring in pitcher 1 to blow smoke for 3 innings, then replace him with pitcher 2 that blows smoke for 3 innings, and so on.
Meanwhile, have your sticks pounding in runs hitting into the big Coors Field gaps.
The only time the Rockies have ever been successful has been by outscoring the opponent, not to mention that any pitcher worth his weight is too scared to pitch here.
Chris from Littleton writes:
Personally, I am tired of the Rockies trading away the few proven players that they do have for "prospects" and budget cuts. Keep building around Helton, just as they planned. Just because he doesn't hit home runs doesn't mean he isn't valuable to the team.
The pitching is really starting to pick it up - probably overachieving - but that's great. Hopefully the bats will start to come sometime soon. Looking at the roster, it's difficult to target any one position for a change. I like the way it looks now, hopefully it will start producing.
Maybe this year will be the year that the Rockies don't have their mid-season collapse. I hope so.
Cathy Mueller and Brian Reichlin writes:
What do you think of this for an upcoming cartoon? Rick Hendrick, Jeff Gordon and Junior, with a caption that reads "Jr.'s new daddies."
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