Today Rockies season ticket holders had a chance to listen in and participate on a conference call with GM Dan O’Dowd and Owner Dick Monfort. Here are some of the high/low-lights:
- Jorge De La Rosa has been experiencing elbow problems and will be shut down until September.
- It is unlikely the team will see Nolan Arenado this season, barring injury on the team requiring his services. According to O’Dowd, “Arenado’s maturity level has not yet reached his talent level…He will probably finish the season at Double-A, unless there are injuries or other circumstances.”
- O’Dowd, in defending the four-man rotation/75 pitch count limit, described it as a “paired-pitching system using seven starters”.
- Monfort said the team are absolutely not considering trading CarGo or Tulo.
- The conversation turned to how Coors Field has been effecting the team. At first O’Dowd said that the starting pitchers were doing poorly because the filed is playing like retro-Coors, with balls launching all over. But, once he was asked why the relievers were doing so well he stated, “Coors Field is not to blame for our pitching being bad.”
- Drew Pomeranz will most likely be called up soon.
- Scutaro could be moved when Tulo returns from the DL.
- Rutledge might be able to work out at 2nd, but he hasn’t shown he would be better than Chris Nelson.
- Monfort stated that the Dodgers were playing worse, so now that they are back to the pack and “we know we can play with Arizona and San Francisco”, then the team still has a chance this season.