Over the last five games against two very good teams, the bullpen trashed three of those five games. If the front office had the foresight to make the bullpen strong, we are playing two or three games above .500 now and within a game of the wild card spots.
While JDLR will take his turn potentially giving Colorado another quality start, who will take their turn linking the starter to Zero? The common denominator in each of the trashed games was free pass issued by the bullpen and they all scored the tying or go-ahead runs.
German Marquez was promoted to Albuquerque today. It looks like the Rockies are shuttling everybody from Hartford to Albuquerque to get their feet wet in preparation for September roster expansion and spring training 2017. First the Rockies need to grasp the sunk cost concept to remove the guys blocking the up and coming young arms. Let’s see what’s available – Matt Carasiti, Miguel Castro, Sam Moll, and Simon Castro! Or how about Ag’s and sdcarp’s idea of letting the starters get their feet wet by helping out in the bullpen RIGHT NOW. Again, let’s see what’s available – Eddie Butler, Kyle Freeland, Jeff Hoffman, German Marquez, and Harrison Musgrave. Is the front office waiting for the “Slide into Oblivion” to become final before asking for fresh arms???? There’s about ten guys, TEN TEN, guys knocking on the door to The Show.
Pitchers hanging like low fruits on a tree ready to be let go to make room for all the arms: Justin Miller, Gonzalez Germen, Jake McGee, Jason Motte, Chad Qualls, Brian Schlitter, Christian Bergman. More than plenty of low hanging fruits rotting.
Pass Nick Hundley, Boone Logan, and Jake McGee through August waivers and get a few bags of balls. Never know if one of those bags turn out to be a Yency Almonte.
After playing tomorrow’s game at Texas in a matinee affair, they go to Philadelphia. Expect them to play down to them instead of up to the better teams. Colorado has given us hints of their potential and it’s time for the front office to show them they are helping the team by taking actions rather than remaining status quo.