Posted by Drew Litton at 6:00 AM
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August 1, 2007
drew's a jerk
It's got to feel really nice to be a Padres, Dodgers or Diamondbacks fan or player right about now.
Knowing that the owners of a team that is chasing you won't lift a finger to do anything to challenge your organization has to be nice.
I'm sure the Rockies will get a few "Thank You" letters from CA, & AZ this offseason.
Then, Matt Holliday will undoubtedly be purchased by the Yankees, and the Rocks will still be stuck with Helton's big fat contract and his single-digit home run totals.
(And no....Drew is no jerk. He's the reason you had a chance to post your drivel here.)
Diamondbacks - Traded Scott Hairston to the Padres for a AAA reliever. And Johnson might be done.
Dodgers - Got Proctor from the Yankees. Have to wonder how much is left in the tank if the Yankees (who need bullpen arms) traded him.
Padres - Added Hairston, Rob Mackowiak, Morgan Ensberg, and Shea Hillenbrand.
The Rockies are getting Hirsch and Fuentes back from the DL.
On balance, given the market that was out there, and the asking prices, I actually believe the Rockies did the right thing in making no deals.
I'm actually happy that they didn't make deals, simply to make deals. This appears to be a brief moment of lucidity for the front office. Let's see if they can continue that by signing the core of this group to some respectable contracts.
However, if as you say, they refuse to pay Holliday his market value, then it will be an affirmation of the ownership's focus on the bottom line, and only the bottom line.
Holliday will never get the offer from the Monforts that he'll get from Boston, NY, or a handful of other teams willing to overpay.
Either they'll lose Holliday, or they'll lose Atkins, Hawpe, Tulo, etc.
Even IF the Rockies CAN afford all these guys, they will choose NOT to afford these guys.
The history of the Monforts says that a number players on the current roster will not be here to see this "youth movement" through.
They're just making money by fielding a young team and not spending money building a winning team.
This is why baseball fans in Colorado don't know anything, even our columnists don't understand the sport. PEOPLE CAN STILL BE TRADED!! This was just the waiver deadline! All that happens is a player needs to clear waivers and guys like Kyle Farnsworth and Steve Trachsel definately will, so Drew, before you go drawing a cartoon, why don't you do a simple google search to find out when the end of the trading period is. Oh and for everyone freaking out over why the Rockies didn't make a trade, go to MLBtraderumors.com, yesterday they reported that the Minesotta Twins asked for Garret Atkins if they were to give up Ricardo Rincon
August 2, 2007
The Rockies strike out 16 times.
They stand the tying run at 3rd base with the bases loaded.
Todd Helton continues to prove that he is a washed-up $17Million per year player.
Brad Hawpe was a one year wonder.
The Rockies have 2 starting pitchers that should be on a major league roster.
The Rockies haven't been hit by the injury bug heavy in nearly 2 years and they still cannot find a way to win consistently.
They are STILL satisfied with being a .500 ballclub.
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