Chapter 4 – Trade Deadline Day

I’m sorry that I didn’t have post game last night as I was working 2nd job and then the short turnaround for noon game today.  Last night the Rockies won 6-4 with Zero picking up his first career save while Rob Scahill picked up a “W”.  Brandon Barnes drove in the go-ahead run in the top of tenth inning after the Cubs tied the score with a Valbuena 2-run homer in the 8th inning off Tommy Kahnle after Drew Stubbs dropped a third-out fly ball by the ivy-covered wall in left center field.

Rockies have #14 starter (Pedro Hernandez) going today making his season debut instead of Tyler Matzek who had to make an emergency relief appearance Tuesday night in the 16th inning.

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Mike Raysfan
Mike Raysfan
6 years ago

Esmil Rogers is now a Yankee … hmmm

sdcarp
sdcarp
6 years ago

Guys – sit back a watch how the pros (A’s, Red Sox, etc.) manage today and you’ll begin to understand just how far away we are – and how it will take fundamental change at the highest level to become consistently competitive.

Colorado Thistle
Colorado Thistle
6 years ago
Reply to  sdcarp

The Cubs will go to the WS before the Rox.

Pooter
Pooter
6 years ago

Hey! I have a great idea!! Lets not change one damn thing about this team!!! They are winners!!!!

sdcarp
sdcarp
6 years ago

I’ve always said don’t be quick to judge trades – and stand by that. But some general observations: 1. The A’s and Tigers are clearly in an old-fashioned super-power stare-down. I like it! 2. Just yesterday I said the Mariner’s GM was worse than O’Dowd. So today he goes out and gets Austin Jackson for Nick Franklin. Franklin has been highly regarded for a longtime, but has had numerous call-ups and has yet to produce. Beginning to look like a… Read more »

Julian
Julian
6 years ago

So disappointed that the Rockies did nothing today tradewise.

sdcarp
sdcarp
6 years ago
Reply to  Julian

(Unfortunately) – what did you expect???

Bill
Bill
6 years ago

Apparently the owner, who acts like a GM, is in love with the whole team and everybody is untouchable. Because we are “just this close” to contending. Remember he said “if Tulo and Cargo stay healthy we’ll win 90 games or more”. So he has his excuse. And he won’t try to get better. Two years ago we had the 75-pitch limit starters. This year we have all lefties, all the time. Rockies on the way to visit Detroit. The… Read more »

Agbayani
Agbayani
6 years ago

“The first third is to figure out if you can compete this year. The second third is to get what value you can for the players who won’t be around when you’re ready to compete. The final third is to prepare to compete in future years.” That’s kind of a reverse take on the famous Billy Beane quote. And that’s what he does whenever the A’s are out of contention, and what the other smart GMs do too — Epstein… Read more »

Mike Raysfan
Mike Raysfan
6 years ago
Reply to  Agbayani

Friedman didn’t win over many with the Price trade. His stock dropped considerable among many a Rays fans. I feel bad for Price. He wanted to stay in St. Pete. It is alleged that the Tigers were concerned about their ability to resign Scherzer so they got Price. It really sucked for Jackson. The game was in the 7th and he was traded. They had to pull him from the game while he was in the outfield. Price just pitched… Read more »

Colorado Thistle
Colorado Thistle
6 years ago

This year shows the brilliance of Dan O’Dowd. He’s a genius at keeping his job. He’s figured out that Monfert is too dumb and loyal to give up on anyone so the best ploy is to scare up trade rumors with the beloved players and never entertain good offers for the true pieces, like Stubbs or Latroy or, (heaven forbid), Blackmon or Rosario. “Bunker down and I won’t get fired,” says The Smartest Man in Baseball. The Anti-Beane.

Agbayani
Agbayani
6 years ago

Jake Arrieta, the Cubs pitcher who almost shut us out yesterday? The Cubs got him from the Orioles at last years trade deadline for … wait for it … Scott Feldman. That’s the same 4.46 career ERA Scott Feldman who’s bounced between the bullpen and starting for about 8 seasons. Wouldn’t it have been worth it to grab an Arrieta-type prospect (not an elite prospect, but a guy everyone saw some upside in) for De La Rosa, who’ll be a… Read more »

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