Saturday, February 25, 2012

Jim Tracy seems to escape blame for Colorado Rockies failures

As pitchers and catchers report to their respective spring trainings, the Colorado Rockies prepare for a year in which they are determined to be better than this disappointment that was 2011.
How are they going to be better?
The answer from the front office has been loud and clear in the offseason. They tore up a clubhouse that clearly had become too content with their lack of success and needed an injection of fresh blood to stir things up.
In several offseason interviews, Rockies general manager Dan O’Dowd pointed out that the issues went far beyond the failures on the field. It was clear that O’Dowd firmly believes that the true issue the Rockies dealt with in 2011 was rooted in a clubhouse culture that had become rotten at the core.
The changes came fast and furious in the offseason. O’Dowd shipped out Chris Iannetta, Huston Street, Ian Stewart, Seth Smith and finally, Jason Hammel.
The culture will certainly be different, but will the results on the field?
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Monday, February 20, 2012

Jim Tracy extended 'indefinitely'; message to Colorado Rockies fans is confusing

If nothing else, the 2011-2012 offseason has been confusing for Colorado Rockies fans.

On Monday in Scottsdale, the Rockies announced that they have reached a "handshake" agreement with Jim Tracy which will allow him to be the manager of the club "indefinitely."

What does that mean? Well, that is where the confusion comes in. Read through comments on Twitter and the answer is anywhere from it meaning nothing, to meaning Tracy will be the Rockies manager for the next 20 years.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Colorado Rockies preview with

I got together with Brian Sullivan, the creator of a website called We went through what happened to the Colorado Rockies in 2011, what happened in the offseason, and what to expect from the Rockies in 2012.

Give it a listen, and feel free to let me know your thoughts. Also, don't forget to check out Brian's other podcasts, they are very informative.

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Monday, February 6, 2012

Colorado Rockies trade for Orioles ace Jeremy Guthrie

The clubhouse cleanup continues for the Colorado Rockies.

On Monday morning, the Rockies shipped Jason Hammel and Matt Lindstrom to the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for the Orioles four-time opening day starter, Jeremy Guthrie.

The right-hander went 9-17 in 2011 with a 4.33 ERA. Numbers, however, can be deceiving in the hitting-rich American League East. Especially considering that half of Guthrie's starts came at Camden Yards, which is every bit of the hitter's park that Coors Field is. Throw in the fact that as the team's No. 1 starter, he was generally facing the opposition's ace.