Colorado Needs to Stop Slide Into Oblivion

There was nothing to talk about last night.  Colorado had only one hit, a double by CarGo with two outs.  He scored the only run on a 3-in-1 gift from Miami – IBB, BB, HBP.

They are now back to two games under .500.  Their quest to climb back to .500 will take a serious blow if they cannot start hitting against #3, #4, or #5 starters.  Winning the next three games is pretty much a “must” as they likely will lose when they face C.C. Sabathia in New York for two more games against the Yankees.  C.C. is the hottest pitcher going in the majors with a sub-1.00 ERA over the last four or six starts.

CarGo needs to continue producing to enhance his trade value with the trade deadline coming in about 6-7 weeks.  There are other OFs that are rumored to be on the block.  It was rumored that San Francisco was talking to Milwaukee about Ryan Braun.  It is well-known that Jay Bruce is on the trading block.  So JB must be proactive unless the return is unworthy.

The game begins at 2:10 MDT today and it will be televised on ROOT-RM as usual.

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Bob K.
Bob K.
4 years ago

Just my opinion but when the approach by all the pitchers is the same, I believe that it could just be that a lot of the blame can be placed on the person behind the plate calling the game. I believe that Nick Hundley brings out the worst in this pitching staff.

sdcarp
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sdcarp
4 years ago

Chatty Pulled from game after 1 2/3 with “mid-back spasms.” The Rox are 32-35. 67 games played, 41% thru the season. Chatty has 84 IP. That’s a pace for 205 IP. 205 is too many IP coming of TJ #2 (or TJ #1 for that matter). Backs/shoulders/biceps/triceps/elbows/forearms are all connected. If I’m the Rox (and I give them much credit….they’re doing better in the common sense department recently), I DL Chatwood (even if he wakes up feeling great tomorrow AM),… Read more »

sdcarp
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sdcarp
4 years ago

Chatty to DL as expected. RMH’s favorite, Oberg called up (RMH – do you have an Oberg jersey?). Fear not RMH. This is temporary. Oberg is dispensable. I smell a golden opportunity here to sync Hoffman’s IP limit vs. major league experience dilemma with Chatty’s injury and IP limit. Yesterday (above) I proposed how Chatty should be handled for the remainder of the season. Now let’s take a look at Hoffman’s current status; He’s currently at 74 IP. Regardless of… Read more »

sdcarp
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sdcarp
4 years ago

Another sdcarp wild a** idea to consider:

Jose Reyes for Rusney Castillo straight up….including contracts.

When you finish laughing, do the contract math and look at Castillo’s upside. It’s like buying a late model pre-owned Cuban at the car lot. I’m feeling a Seinfeld episode.

roxnsox
roxnsox
4 years ago
Reply to  sdcarp

Carp. Why. in. hell. would the Red Sox want Jose Reyes?! Do you know who plays shortstop for them? Just a rising superstar named Xander Bogaerts. They’re solid at third and second, too. Please expound 😉

sdcarp
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sdcarp
4 years ago
Reply to  roxnsox

10 million reasons (really maybe more like 17 million reasons). Reyes was owed approximately 40M. He lost about 7M of that due to his suspension. So the Rox are contractually on the hook for about 33M. Castillo is owed approximately 50M. The “theory” behind the trade is that the Sox get Reyes, pay him the 33M, and cut him immediately (same thing the Braves did with Carlos Quintin last year). The Rox get Castillo and assume his contract. The Rox… Read more »

roxnsox
roxnsox
4 years ago
Reply to  sdcarp

Ah. The “play money” shuffling. (That’s what I think of sports contracts as – Monopoly money. Just paper. It’s so absurd and gone on so long that I’ve even stopped being pissed about what these guys get paid.)

sdcarp
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sdcarp
4 years ago
Reply to  roxnsox

It’s a moot point. Castillo passed through waivers and has been assigned to Pawtucket. This tells me scouts from 29 other teams see a serious flaw in his offensive approach (or something else) and it’s not worth the risk, even at the reduced $$$$. It’s getting to the point that for every successful recent Cuban player you name (Abreu, Chapman, etc…) you can also name at least one corresponding “failure.” As a group (like all other “groups” attempting to make… Read more »

Bob K.
Bob K.
4 years ago

From MLBTradeRumors “Jeff Hoffman, SP, Colorado Rockies (Triple-A Albuquerque): This may not be the year that the Colorado Rockies will contend for a playoff spot. But they’re a team on the rise with Jon Gray starting to pitch like a top-of-the-rotation starter, third baseman Nolan Arenado looking like a perennial MVP candidate and rookie shortstop Trevor Story on pace for 40 homers. The farm system also has several young pitching prospects who are moving up the ladder quickly. None is… Read more »

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