Several More Players Assigned to Minor League Camp

The team shaved off several more players today, sending them to the minor league camp.

Chatwood
Scahill
Friedrich
Outman
Molina
Culberson
Paulsen
Blackmon
Dickerson

Telling is the fact that Arenado isn’t on that list.

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roxnsox
roxnsox
7 years ago
Reply to  jaredean

I really wish Charlie would stay healthy and have a chance to stick. Something about him that I just love. I understand there’s not much room for him, but I’d rather see him in the outfield now and then than EYJ.

OrangeRocks
OrangeRocks
7 years ago

Outman is the biggest surprise there as I thought they would want to carry another lefty.

Julian
Julian
7 years ago

OrangeRocks, there seems to be some discussion of making Pomeranz a reliever. I’m not sure that makes sense, but I have read that.

Mike Raysfan
Mike Raysfan
7 years ago
Reply to  Julian

Agreed Julian. It makes zero sense. To me it does nothing more than signal the Rockies are totally inept at pitching development. I could get on a soap box on this subject but I will just bite my tongue. Sorry but if I was an up and coming pitcher, the Rockies organization would not be my preference.

GARY
GARY
7 years ago
Reply to  Julian

To all ready give up on the center piece of the Ubaldo trade screams incompetence at every level of this pitiful excuse of an organization.John Elway has a baseball background,lets make him President of the organization-Kelli MacGregor’s old position-and still work for the Bronco’s too.

Cisco Kid
Cisco Kid
7 years ago
Reply to  GARY

The DP is reporting that indeed DrewPo is headed to the bullpen. I’m sure he’s not happy about that. Talk about screwing with a young pitcher’s psyche. So, to recap the Ubaldo trade, White is gone, McBride is in the minors with nowhere to play, and it looks like they are not as high on DrewPo anymore. I guess we should all be rooting for Gardner to make something out of the trade.

Cisco Kid
Cisco Kid
7 years ago
Reply to  jaredean

In that same story here is what Saunders wrote:

“He (Garland) becomes the Rockies’ fifth starter, meaning left-hander Drew Pomeranz probably will be sent to Triple-A Colorado Springs. There is a chance Pomeranz could pitch as a long reliever out of the Rockies’ bullpen.”

Where would Saunders get his info that there may be a chance DrewPo goes to the BP?

I guess we’ll see how thing shake out.

Agbayani
Agbayani
7 years ago
Reply to  jaredean

I don’t see anything serious about moving Pom to the pen, and I doubt they’ll do it. One question I have for folks who may know more about pitching. I’ve been reading that the Rockies have been stressing pitching low to the extent that they’ve got strings setting a target zone from the top of the knees down about 6 inches. Is this wise? I only say so because we’ve had extreme fly all pitchers like Betancourt succeed here, and… Read more »

Agbayani
Agbayani
7 years ago

I’m guessing that with Outman it’s back to the minors to stretch him out and plan on moving him back into a starter role. I don’t think that’ll work, but right now I don’t really care — just give him a chance to succeed as starter OR reliever this year, and give him a long leash to do it. He has something that’s seriously lacking in most of our AAA and big league starters: talent. I can’t see them moving… Read more »

Mike Raysfan
Mike Raysfan
7 years ago
Reply to  Agbayani

Ag, you made some good observations in your previous response. Setting up target zones with strings at the major league level seems a little over the top. Maybe too little too late and may harm some more than help. It’s way more complex than that especially after years of pitching a certain way. Remember all the hoopla with Lincecum when they tried to change his delivery? Contradicted the way he warmed up (or lack of a real warm up early… Read more »

rockymountainhigh
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rockymountainhigh
7 years ago

Mark Wiley has been here only a few months. He’s setting clear goals for all pitchers. We have not given him enough time to say he’s doing the right thing in seeing up development for the pitchers. He knows what he’s doing as evidenced by signing Jon Garland in a nanosecond. Ground ball ground ball is his philosophy.

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