Alex White Optioned to AAA

Alex White has been sent down to Colorado Springs with no clear replacement in the wings.  Jim Tracy declined to discuss who would take his spot, with the chatter pointing to Guthrie, Pomeranz or both in a restoration of the five man rotation.

One thing is for sure, logic will most likely be left on the bench.

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Mike Raysfan
Mike Raysfan
8 years ago

Wonder why JT declines to talk about it?

Jeem
Jeem
8 years ago
Reply to  jaredean

What I’ve heard is a three man rotation, 50 pitch limit.

Agbayani
Agbayani
8 years ago
Reply to  Jeem

Love it. Jeem wins the thread!

Julian
Julian
8 years ago

My bet is that it’s Guthrie for now, with Pomeranz getting 2 – 3 more starts in AAA, and then coming up if he pitches well.

When would Nicasio be ready to be a Rockie again?

Bill
Bill
8 years ago

Pedro Astcaio?

Bill
Bill
8 years ago

Seriously until the Rockies try to get better instead of saving face, I wouldn’t bring up any of the kids. Apodoca will screw them up just as he has with White and Friedrich.

Cisco Kid
Cisco Kid
8 years ago

I’m afraid White’s confidence is shot. He never bought into this 4-man rotation. Another young pitcher we may have lost for good.

OrangeRocks
OrangeRocks
8 years ago

Read on another thread what seems blatantly obvious to me. If the Rockies starting pitchers threw more strikes earlier in the counts, then the opposing hitters wouldn’t be sitting on that 3-0 fastball in the heart of the zone. Power pitchers with both “control and command” of the strike zone do just fine at Coors Field. Pitchers simply can’t walk batters consistently at Coors or they are going to get hammered more so than any other ballpark. Hope we get… Read more »

Colorado Thistle
Colorado Thistle
8 years ago

When I’m not totally frustrated with the organization, and I try and be objective, I think the truth is that DOD is a pretty good personnel guy, EXCEPT for pitching. They all blame Coors, but I think the facts prove that this organization can screw up anyone. Look at the quality of pitching that has been destroyed by the team, I don’t see how you can always blame the players or the stadium. I think it’s the staff, from DOD… Read more »

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
8 years ago

I disagree. O’Dowd has been bad all the way around handling the roster. Held onto Atkins and Hawpe way too long. Recently brings in mediocre players that just block up and coming youngsters.

sabrchip
sabrchip
8 years ago

My problem with the pitching philosophy at our elevation has been: 1. Apodaca 2. Jumping pitchers from Tulsa where there is high humdity which allows for greater movement Any of those “aces” at the lower levels should be given the trial by fire in the Springs. If they can pitch there and on the road, then, they are ready for Denver. Who would be the candidates for pitching coach here, anyway? Obviously, someone who could accept the challenge and then,… Read more »

Banjar
Banjar
8 years ago

How about Jamie Moyer? I read that he and the Orioles just parted ways. He’s been to Coors and knows the issues; has plenty of years and experience under his belt, and has more wins than any past or possibly future Rockie pitcher will ever attain.

jaredean
jaredean
8 years ago
Reply to  Banjar

He was signed by the Blue Jays after asking to be released by the Orioles…i see him starting since the Blue Jays are depeleated by injury…

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
8 years ago
Reply to  Banjar

muhhaha. bad joke.

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