Trade Deadline Review

First I can’t make the RWO events this week at 20th & Blake but I will be there in spirit. Besides I am still sticking to my boycott until a couple of Rockies executives have moved on.

Not much is being said or written about the trade deadline deals or lack of them, so I thought that a little review would be good to see where we are at:

1. Guthrie traded for Sanchez (no brainer and it saved some dollars even if Sanchez never really pitches well for the Rockies).

2. Scutaro traded for Culberson (also a no brainer and saves money even if Culberson never makes the 25 man roster).

3. Hernandez not traded and has one year remaining on his contract. Don’t have a real problem with this because I would love to see the Baby Bull prove that he can be a MLB defensive catcher before he makes the 2013 opening day roster. Really liked the work that Nieves did however.

4. Giambi not traded as I am guessing there is no market value left here.

5. Betancourt and Belisle not traded and should not have been either. Good pitchers are too valuable to be trading away – for examples of this see Lindstrom and Hammel.

6. Colvin and Hernandez were not traded, however I think trading them in off season would probably make a ton of sense. Marginal catchers will be available/affordable in the off season and to be honest I wouldn’t mind seeing Yorvit coming back to the Rockies in a quasi starting role.

In summary not a lot to complain about here except that with spare parts laying aroung in EY2, LeMahieu, Nelson, Herrera, Colvin, Hernandez, several failed starting pitchers, etc, there should have been an opportunity to add some better starting pitching – better than Sanchez.

Final thought – although this could be wishful thinking, I think the lack of deadline trade activity shows that Monforts have already made the GM and Manager decisions, and they are just waiting for the end of the season to make the announcements thus leaving major decisions to the new regime.

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jobers10
jobers10
8 years ago

Darren McKee of 104.3 The Fan tweeted:

text I just got from Gman. O’Dowd re-assigned according to source in mgmt. And Bill Geivett will be interim GM. Fairly sure on that fact.

http://twitter.com/dmac1043/statuses/230560136727523329

The Rockies are soooooooooo sweet that they never actually fire someone, bless their hearts.

Bat Cat
Bat Cat
8 years ago
Reply to  jobers10

It would be nice if this were true, but Troy Renck says it is false:

Troy Renck, Rockies ‏@TroyRenck
O’Dowd is still in charge with Rockies. A team source confirmed late last night. Didn’t tweet out bc I didn’t know how rumor started

jobers10
jobers10
8 years ago
Reply to  Bat Cat

Renck just posted an article in the DP. Sounds like it is false. Sigh… Is it possible to have more obvious signs of organizational weakness? Quite possibly the worst season in the team’s history with potentially record-setting poor pitching and no terminations….just “restructuring.” First Apodoca and now O’Dowd. This organization is becoming more and more of a joke… When does someone take pr accept responsibility for what has occurred this year?

Here’s the Renck article: http://www.denverpost.com/rockies/ci_21208995/rockies-dan-odowd-remains-gm-duties-shifting-player

Timo
Timo
8 years ago

Good ol’ Rox. Doing something that basically amounts to nothing.

fcrockiesfan
fcrockiesfan
8 years ago

From the Denver Post and Troy Renck:

The Rockies are expected to announce a restructuring of responsibilities in their front office Wednesday, with general manager Dan O’Dowd staying in his position but focusing more on the minor leagues and player development while assistant general manager Bill Geivett is given expanded day-to-day duties with the major-league club.

Full article:
http://www.denverpost.com/rockies/ci_21208995/rockies-dan-odowd-remains-gm-duties-shifting-player

roxnsox
roxnsox
8 years ago

O’Dowd is “still GM” but to “focus more on minor leagues and development” with Bill Geivett taking on more at the majors level . . . huh? Puh-LEEEEZ. Some “change!” Sounds like typical Rockies BS. I am a loyal person and it’s taken me a long time to get completely fed up, but this caps it. Ridiculous. Show some backbone and MAKE A CHANGE.

jaredean
jaredean
8 years ago

I started a new thread for us to talk about O’Dowd:

http://jaredb17.sg-host.com/2012/08/01/dan-odowd-gone-sort-of/

On my way to the “Coors Tour”!

rockymountainhigh
rockymountainhigh
8 years ago

Here is this link to an excellent article by Thomas Harding of MLB.com: http://colorado.rockies.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120730&content_id=35816070&vkey=news_col&c_id=col Basically it explained that based on Rockies’ history, they have decided to radically change how we would pitch at altitude. DOD did some injury research and concluded that we have had no starting pitchers pitch effectively for more than a couple of seasons and then the injury bug hits them. There was a pile of SP injury stats that alarmed me. Plus the fact we will… Read more »

jaredean
jaredean
8 years ago

Thanks RMH…i was blown away by some of the stats in this article when you showed it to me at the game last night…it is very indepth and well written…still not sure i agree with the steps they are taking, but there are a lot of details about it to help you understand it better…

Bob K.
Bob K.
8 years ago
Reply to  jaredean

There was a year when Hurdle was still manager that they announced they were making changes in how the pitchers were prepared during spring training. That was the year that the two Kims were injured in the baseball tournament prior to their reporting to spring training. That particular season no Rockies starting pitcher other than Byung Hyun Kim (who had been injured prior to reporting to the Rockies) went on the DL. I thought great they figured something out. The… Read more »

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