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Old 10-08-2014, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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Dan O'Dowd and Bill Geivett have resigned. Don't break out the Cracker Jack yet. They've been replaced by Jeff Bridich - an internal hire, and Dick Monfort is still in charge. Good news, bad news.
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Old 10-08-2014, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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Been ruminating over the "big" news since this morning, and the more I read, the more I realize this is a status quo scenario from the Monforts.

Your front office has just turned in their keys to the building...go OUT and look for a quality replacement. No, can't do that. Instead they IMMEDIATELY promote from within and name one of O'Dipstick's proteges as the new Senior VP/GM. This organization is the epitome of lousy f'ing baseball. You've got two owners - one's a drunken sot and the other's an overly-sentimental nitwit making baseball decisions he's OPENLY ADMITTED he has no business making.

Bottom line is Dick and Charlie tried to pass a crap sandwich off as caviar again. Expect more of the same penny ante BS from the Rockies in 2015. I'm openly hoping for a 100-loss season so that maybe, maybe the fans will finally revolt.
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Old 10-08-2014, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Fans won't revolt until there's a better place to gather and drink beer in the sun.
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Old 10-09-2014, 09:15 AM
 
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Dan O'Dowd and Bill Geivett have resigned. Don't break out the Cracker Jack yet. They've been replaced by Jeff Bridich - an internal hire, and Dick Monfort is still in charge. Good news, bad news.
As an old saying is quoted out there somewhere--"The more things change, the more they stay the same." Ugh.
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Old 11-20-2014, 02:42 PM
 
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Michael Cuddyer has left the house.....taking his free agent status to the NY Mets in a $21M 2-year deal.

Hate to see him go but glad he didn't end up with the Yankees....
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Old 11-20-2014, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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Michael Cuddyer has left the house.....taking his free agent status to the NY Mets in a $21M 2-year deal.

Hate to see him go but glad he didn't end up with the Yankees....
This was a foolish signing by the Mets. Cuddyer's late career revival was entirely a product of Coors Field. In eleven seasons with the Twins he batted .272-.343-.451. In three seasons in Colorado, ages 33, 34 and 35, he batted .307-.362-.525.

He will be moving from the stadium which has finished first in promoting offense every year since it opened, to a stadium which in the last five seasons has finished:
Citi Field
2014 27th
2013 30th
2012 25th
2011 21st
2010 25th.

Using 100 as park neutral, last year Coors was at 1.273, Citi Field was 0.847.

In 2014 at Coors, Cuddyer batted .400-.455-.800. On the road it was .282-.316-.418.

At age 36 he is of course more likely to decline than improve, that, coupled with the move to a stadium which retards hitting....could be ugly.
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Old 11-20-2014, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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This was a foolish signing by the Mets. Cuddyer's late career revival was entirely a product of Coors Field. In eleven seasons with the Twins he batted .272-.343-.451. In three seasons in Colorado, ages 33, 34 and 35, he batted .307-.362-.525.

He will be moving from the stadium which has finished first in promoting offense every year since it opened, to a stadium which in the last five seasons has finished:
Citi Field
2014 27th
2013 30th
2012 25th
2011 21st
2010 25th.

Using 100 as park neutral, last year Coors was at 1.273, Citi Field was 0.847.

In 2014 at Coors, Cuddyer batted .400-.455-.800. On the road it was .282-.316-.418.

At age 36 he is of course more likely to decline than improve, that, coupled with the move to a stadium which retards hitting....could be ugly.
He's their problem now, but he is a great guy and a great player.

I'm surprised the Rockies even offered him anything. My plan as GM was to let him go, but I'm sure they wanted that draft pick.
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Old 03-21-2015, 08:54 PM
 
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Default The Official 2015 Colorado Rockies Thread

Okay gang, time to start this year's thread. Maybe this year will have fewer injuries and better pitching.

The Rockies are 9-9 so far in the Cactus League with 16 more pre-season games to go before their season opener on 06 April against the Brewers in Milwaukee.

I hate to see Michael Cuddyer go to the Mets, but he got a $21M / 2 year deal with them. Despite chatter that Tulo and/or Arenado would end up the Yankees, both are back this year.
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Old 03-22-2015, 08:26 AM
 
Location: C-U metro
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I will enjoy better pitching. That is our weak spot and when we can pitch decently in the 6, 7, 8, innings, we can win. I saw that at the end of '06 and all of '07. I haven't seen it since.

If Tulo and Cargo stay healthy, it will be the pitching that determines our win column number. I think the west is winnable.
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Old 04-04-2015, 06:38 AM
 
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
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I am excited that the Rockies will be starting their season on Monday, but I fear we'll see more of the same today despite new management. The new front office is following the same formula as the old front office. It's right out of a Who song.

With that said, our rotation is full of guys who would be 4s and 5s on other teams, or guys we know we can't count on to stay competitive through a long season. Tulo and Cargo staying healthy would be nice, but this team never struggles to generate offense even without those two. It's the pitching that dooms them every year and it is the pitching that will doom them this year.

My pick: 70 wins, 92 losses.
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