Fireworks at Coors, 11-3

Is there a possibility that the Rockies will own the team Triple Crown?  If Deej can start raking to win the batting title, CarGo claim the HR  crown, and NoDo gets the RBI title that will be a team Triple Crown.  CarGo has really rebuilt his value and more since his knee got stronger as the season went along.  The front office would be wise to heed the Master Rebuilder (sdcarp)’s advice:

” I challenge all RWOers to look at the pending FA OF class of 2016, and the salaries they’ll command, and then tell me Cargo isn’t a screamin’ deal. Bridich needs to setup a booth at the front entrance to the Winter Meetings Hotel and play the “Lets Make a Deal” song non-stop.”

Chris Rusin went the distance for the second time this year winning 11-3.  He needed only 103 pitches to get the job done.  The most impressive thing he showed (all kids should learn from him) is that he gave up a two-run shot to the opposing pitcher who can’t swing the bat.  However, he did not drop his head and start overthrowing.  Instead he dug in and put the squeeze on the rest of the way.

Anyone think that maybe Tulo leaving the Rockies actually helps the middle of the order get into sync?  Not sure if it’s the recent surge by coincidence or the absence of Tulo helped NoDo and CarGo take off.

As we play out the final month, the picture becomes clearer who will be at the spring training and who will be candidates to be non-tendered.  My guess is Baby Bull will be non-tendered and that’s a start.

Nice job Rockies as they continued San Francisco’s misery.  It was a great night for jaredean. 🙂

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RocketMan
RocketMan
5 years ago

At the game tonight along the 3rd base line, was quite surprised to watch Cargo’s 24th sail over the LF fence, then watch his 2B run down the into the same corner, and beat the shift SF had just made to the right side. I’m beginning to think he should stay. The L R combination of a healthy Cargo and Arenado would be formidable. Rusin was terrific again tonight other than the inexplicable Big Fly to a guy who’d never… Read more »

jaredean
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jaredean
5 years ago
Reply to  RocketMan

Who’s idea on the Giants was it to play CaroGo in the shift after he’d gone oppo TWICE before coming to bat??? Amazing to me…

RocketMan
RocketMan
5 years ago

….Cargo’s 34th….

Gary
Gary
5 years ago

DON’T TRADE CARGO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

sdcarp
sdcarp
5 years ago

2nd complete game in a month for Rusin. Nicely done. As RMH noted, he overcame a little adversity to do it as well.

Julian
Julian
5 years ago

Gary, we should trade CarGo at the top (something we rarely do). His performance, as compared to the amount that he is owed over two years after this year, makes him someone who could be traded for an assortment of pitching prospects comparable to what we received for Tulo without having to take on a Reyes type salary in return. The risk of CarGo getting injured over the next two years, given his track record, seems way too high, and,… Read more »

sabrchip
sabrchip
5 years ago
Reply to  Julian

I guess the problem I have with letting CarGo leave is how to replace the bat. I do have a problem with his laissez-faire coverage in RF. He let the Snakes extend a singe to a double and double to a triple. If I was an opposing scout that would be high on my list of advice for my club.

jaredean
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jaredean
5 years ago
Reply to  sabrchip

i’m wondering – and always wonder – when i see him Laissez-Fair out there that he is tired of going all out for a play that doesn’t really matter in the long run, but could get him injured? We’ve seen him hit walls, etc. and be out for weeks and to make a play like that when we are knocking on last place in the MLB isn’t something i think he’s keen to do…If we were in playoff contention i… Read more »

sdcarp
sdcarp
5 years ago
Reply to  jaredean

Jaredean – one of the things I love about going to the ballpark instead of watching on TV is being able to watch the players in the dugout, watch them in BP, watch them warm-up between innings, etc. By watching I mean “body language.” Last time I was at Coors (about 1 month ago), I got the distinct impression that Cargo was bored and/or frustrated. When you’re into the last month of the season and 23 games below 500, it’s… Read more »

sdcarp
sdcarp
5 years ago
Reply to  Julian

This analysis is spot on.

JulieG
JulieG
5 years ago

It could be he learned.

Bob K.
Bob K.
5 years ago
sdcarp
sdcarp
5 years ago
Reply to  Bob K.

I was looking through our 40 man roster a couple of days ago with the rule 5 draft in mind. We definitely have a handful of players that can be jettisoned to make sure we protect our rule 5 targets. Last year we made the rather dubious decision not to protect Daniel Winkler (while keeping a half dozen worthless guys on the 40 man roster). This is yet another reason to aggressively pursue moving Reyes – salary be damned. Even… Read more »

sdcarp
sdcarp
5 years ago

Very interesting article:

http://www.purplerow.com/2015/9/3/9175301/colorado-rockies-pitching-development-problems-solutions

There may be something to this. Drafting/acquiring higher ceiling Prospects in greater volume is something I’ve advocated for a while.

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
5 years ago

I’m really happy Cargo and Nolan are playing great…but I don’t give a shit at all about batting, HR or RBI titles. Everyone knows that offensive stats are a joke at Coors Field and when your team is in last place it just feels more embarrassing having the disparities pointed out when your guys are near the top of the leader boards, whether its home/road splits, gaudy stats vs lack of wins, or our offense proficiency vs our pitching woes.

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