Pomeranz vs Giants Lineup

Drew Pomeranz will be pushing his agenda towards the fifth spot in the rotation, and what better way then to have a few shutdown innings against the “potent” Giants lineup.  Missing from the lineup is Nolan Arenado, who has many guessing he will be on the opening day roster with his minor hitting struggles seemingly behind him after going 3-for-4 on Tuesday in the DH role.  The drawback to having him on the opening day roster is the “service time rules”, which basically boils down to the fact that if he does start the season on the roster, then the Rockies only hold onto him through 2018.  But, if the team waits to bring him up a mere 3 weeks later, they will hold onto exclusive rights through 2019, giving them a whole year of Arenado when he will be “in his prime”.  Vote below for your choice on where Arenado should start.

Here is the rest of the lineup for tonight’s game against the Giants:

ROX LINEUP (8:05 PM)

Fowler (CF)
Rutledge (2B)
Gonzalez (LF)
Tulowitzki (SS)
Cuddyer (RF)
Helton (1B)
Rosario (C)
Nelson (3B)
Pomeranz (P)

 


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Julian
Julian
7 years ago

If the issue were simply starting Arendado in AAA or on the Rockies, I would vote for AAA. But at some level the issue is also whether, if we feel comfortable having Arenadao start the season in the major leagues, is there a team that values Chris Nelson or another of our infielders and would trade us a starting pitcher who would be good enough to be in our rotation. If we lose a year of Arenado, but get a… Read more »

rockymountainhigh
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rockymountainhigh
7 years ago

If we can’t get a decent return four Chris Nelson, then we need to showcase him and get something before bringing up Arenado.

Bob K.
Bob K.
7 years ago

Since the 40 man roster is full it may be a moot point about bringing Arenado up at the start of the season. Without some kind of a move, there currently isn’t room on the 40 man roster for any of the non roster invitees. Edwar Cabrera was already moved to the 60 day DL to make room for their last acquisition (Reid Brignac). Out of option players that must be dealt with are Edgmer Escalona, Reid Brignac, Chris Nelson… Read more »

Colorado Thistle
Colorado Thistle
7 years ago

Anyone else ready for some meaningful baseball instead of checking in on MLB Gamecast and trying to figure out what’s going on in these exhibition games?

It looks like Pomeranz pitched ok. I’ll take it on March 21.

OrangeRocks
OrangeRocks
7 years ago

Bob, that is exactly the problem that the Rockies continue to have especially with developing young Latin pitchers. Once they are out of options and do not immediately make the starting rotation or opening day roster, they are often left for other teams to take advantage of as a DFA or low leverage trade. It just seems like there is no place for the Rockies to hide the young developing Latin pitchers like Deduno, Strop, Rodriguez and Morales. These guys… Read more »

Mike Raysfan
Mike Raysfan
7 years ago

I will be shocked if Brignac sticks. I remember last season when the Renck proclaimed EY jr would be gone by the end of ST.

Unless the Rockies have a trade in the works for Chris Nelson, I believe he will start the season at 3rd, not Arenado.

rockymountainhigh
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rockymountainhigh
7 years ago

I’ll have to disagree with a few statements that were made. Deduno and Strop are not on any MLB teams and never were. If you watched them pitch in the WBC most off the pitches were off speed. It would not work at high altitude. I would much rather Lopez than Matt Reynolds hands down. Edgmer Escalona will be a good pitcher. he’s shown that for the last three years. There’s a couple of other points that were made that… Read more »

Bob K.
Bob K.
7 years ago

Gee, are you saying that the Minnesota Twins are not an MLB team? Deduno is a member of the Twins starting pitching staff and pitched very well for them last fall. I also recall when Deduno pitched for the Rockies in his September call up and thought he pitched well at Coor’s Field. In my opinion at the time he was a much better pitcher and prospect than Escalona with the problem being that he was out of options and… Read more »

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
7 years ago

Dude, RMH, on the O’Dowd payroll?

OrangeRocks
OrangeRocks
7 years ago

RMH, Dude you can disagree with my perspective all you want, really I actually encourage that, however, Strop and Deduno are with Baltimore and Minnesota, respectively and they both pitched pretty well in 2012. Are they dominant MLB pitchers – no, but they would likely make the Rockies existing MLB pitching staff better. Your comment on rather having Lopez than M Reynolds is really not the point. Lopez is a right handed closer/setup pitcher while M Reynolds is a LOOGY.… Read more »

Rocky Mountain high
Rocky Mountain high
7 years ago

Sorry for the errors on Strop and Deduno. I just thought they were never in the MLB as I never hear about them again.

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