Monday, February 25, 2013

Should the Colorado Rockies trade Troy Tulowitzki?

Trading Tulowitzki would be a huge mistake.
As the Colorado Rockies start playing spring training games, the offseason news has just begun.

During the offseason, a few rogue reports suggested that the Rockies explore trades for both superstars Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki. The thinking is that with the Rockies clearly in rebuilding mode, the team should ship off their two best players to get prospects in return.

Rockies owner Dick Monfort quickly squelched reports that the club would deal either player. However, as most people who follow sports understand, an owner doesn't always stick to what he promises the fan base. Want proof? Talk to a Miami Marlins fan.

On Monday, the rumors began to swirl in earnest, as Yahoo Sports reported that the St. Louis Cardinals have engaged the Rockies in trade discussions regarding Tulowitzki.

As it has been well documented on this blog, I feel that Tulowitzki has quite a bit of growing up to do. I believe that the organization thrust the leadership tag upon him far too early, and frankly, he simply might not be cut out to be a leader.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

How will the Colorado Rockies do in 2013?

Jhoulys Chacin must perform well for the Rockies.
Baseball is almost back!

I was asked by Chat Sports to write a preview on how the Colorado Rockies would do in 2013. A quick preview would suggest that this team has some talent, and really could surprise some people, but it is going to take everything going perfect for that to happen.

Click on this link to see the entire article.

http://www.chatsports.com/colorado-rockies/a/The-Official-Colorado-Rockies-2013-Season-Preview-Why-Jhoulys-Chacin-and-Drew-Pomeranz-Are-the-Future-10-53-107#.USWjPqWsiSq

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Thoughts on Todd Helton after being arrested for DUI

Todd Helton
Want to know how to find a true Colorado Rockies fan? Ask them their opinion of Todd Helton.

The fans who jumped on board during the flashing moments of success are the ones who will only complain about Helton being overpaid and underachieving. Those fans who endured the tough years, who continued rooting despite the lack of talent on the roster, will forever remember how good Todd Helton was. They remember historic seasons from No. 17 when the team was terrible. They remember a once-in-a-generation player.

While fans of Helton remember how good he was for a six year stretch, they also rooted for him because of another fact. He owned a squeeky-clean image. He was never in trouble off of the field, he was a notoriously hard worker and he held himself accountable. A person like that is easy to root for, whether they play professional baseball or clean the bathrooms at an office building.

That image of Helton came crashing down on Wednesday as news came out that the 39-year-old was arrested for driving under the influence late on Tuesday night.