I picked up these bits from Twitter World. Renck reported that Alex White is already in San Diego. Charlie Blackmon tweeted that Christian Friedrich had an excuse to get out of their going out to a movie plan – Friedrich literally got big-leagued. Obviously that likely means that Friedrich is on the way to San Diego. In the meantime, the Rockies are considering options to place Jhoulys Chacin on the DL and sending him to extended spring training. Jeremy Guthrie had an excellent bullpen session yesterday and will probably get sent out for at least one rehab start as Jim Tracy wants to make sure he can throw 100 to 110 pitches when he comes back.
If those reports turns out to be accurate, we are looking at a rotation of Guthrie, Nicasio, Pomeranz, Friedrich, and White. Where does Moyer fit? If none of those five aforementioned rotation members pitch themselves out of it, it is looking more and more likely Moyer will move to the bullpen where he can fullfill the long relief role that we need.
The following is my personal feelings: Outman is very close to being ready to come back to the MLB team. He just needs one more rehab of at least three innings pitched. Zach Putnam has been pitching well too. He might get a look. Time to make a ballsy move, DOD – dump Rogers too inconsistent like Franklin Morales. So we might see bullpen changes as well.