It has been well documented here that I did not like the Pomeranz demotion to AAA for a wide variety of reasons. So now after ten days or so, I thought it would be a good time to take an honest assessment of this brilliant front office move.
Your current five Rockies starters ERA:
1. Nicasio 4.37
2. Moyer 4.99
3. Friedrich 5.00
4. White 5.09
5. Guthrie 5.55
Conservatively Pomeranz is (by ERA anyway) the second best pitcher even though he is not currently in the Rockies starting rotation just based his MLB ERA of 4.70 and his AAA ERA of 0.00.
Add to that that he has been placed on an innings limit for 2012, and that he will need to get all the MLB experience that he can get to be truly effective when it matters again in 2013 (I hope it will matter by then).
Once again for some unknown reason the Rockies front office has decided against playing their best players at the MLB level?