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September 29, 2008 8:10 PM

Rocktober: Unraveled


Plop, Plop, Fizz, Fizz, Oh what a Relief it is
Is it just me or does the Rockies appearance in the World Series seem so long ago. The only thing that could be uglier than the season could be the off season. Prepare for a lot of changes and new faces. So the question is, does that bother you or not? Clearly this is a team in need of adjustments. So be aware: Turbulence ahead.

Home for the Holliday?
It's probably more of a case of who and when Matt Holliday gets dealt. It doesn't make economic sense to throw a massive salary at him knowing good and well it would paint the Rocks in a corner like the Nagle/Hampton debacle did. Best to ( no pun intended) count your losses and move on.


  • September 29, 2008

    9:10 PM

    admirable writes:

    The rockies sure find themselves in of no win positions a lot.

  • September 30, 2008

    6:32 PM

    Penfold writes:

    Matt Holliday will not be giving the Rockies any kind of discount. That is certain. Holliday isn't old, but he's also not 22. He'll want to sign a long term contract for at least 6-7 years for a hell of a lot of money. He also would be better suited to the American League. Just think of what kind of DH he would be when he's in his late 30's. I see Boston or the Yanks being heavy players for his services. Maybe the Angels as well. Fuentes is as good as gone. I wouldn't be surprised to see the Baltimore Orioles make a play for either Atkins or Barmes.
    If Colorado would have traded Holliday last off season, they would have gotten a great package. Now, they'll have to take what clubs will offer, which will not be as much. The Rockies will not be able to acquire an ace pitcher, because Holliday isn't worth that. Clubs just do not fork over top line pitching for power hitting. Power hitters can be drafted and grown. Pitching is the most valuable commodity in baseball. When Atkins/Holliday are traded, the Rockies should see if they can get a top flight defensive center fielder/lead off guy (Willie T. has got to go), someone to fill a # 3 spot in the rotation and at least 2 quality relief pitchers. That would be a successful group of trades. The Rockies have enough hitting to be able stand losing Holliday and Atkins. What they need is superior pitching, especially relief pitching. Their bullpen is going to be worse than last year if it's not addressed in a heavy manner.

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