Opinions about the Rockies
I'm glad to see Holliday sign for 2 years, 23M, but I'm concerned that he's just throwing us a bone before he leaves forever for BIG money. But you know, I think that he's in his prime right now, and in 2 years, he'll be on the decline, and he won't be worth what he is now.
I nearly jumped up screaming for joy when I heard Tulo had signed for 6 years. Awesome signing, and Tulo's the kind of attitude and player any team should want around forever.
Kip Wells is gonna get rocked. Josh Towers will take his place, and then he'll last 3 months and then get rocked, and then Franklin Morales will take HIS place and never look back.
Francis, Cook, Jimenez, and Hirsh will all laugh at Kip Wells and Josh Towers.
Fuentes will get traded at the deadline. Corpas will reign supreme. Ramon Ramirez will have a solid comeback.
If they're gonna sign Hawpe for anything longer than a year, please, Lord, don't let it be longer than 3-4 years. Hawpe's the kind of batter that will peak fast and decline horribly. Not to mention inconsistent.
I understand not making BLOCKBUSTER TRADES, but why haven't we inquired about Brian Roberts or Orlando Hudson more? I mean, we have the payroll, and it's not like we're taking on another Helton-sized contract or anything. Frankly, despite his injury troubles, Orlando Hudson between Helton and Tulo is a wonderful idea. I'm not saying sell the farm or trade Holliday, but, you know, maybe we could wheel and deal a LITTLE? I mean, the other floundering clubs are saying "Hey Colorado, quit hogging all the has-been-looking-to-bounce-back pitchers!" I get it, stay the course, but how long do we have to wait for Chris Nelson or EYJ or someone similar to arrive in the majors? Oh, wait, we have Marcus Giles! We're saved!
If Nix shows up defensively, I'll shut up entirely about the prior paragraph.
Speaking of Mark Prior, is anyone else terrified that now he's away from Dusty Baker, he'll suddenly re-blossom into MARK PRIOR, GOD OF THUNDER or whatever he was, and suddenly make the San Diego pitching staff this horrible 4-headed hydra of doom?
And speaking of Hydras of doom, Webb, Haren, Big Unit, Doug Davis, Micah Owings? I just messed myself a little.
And NOT speaking of doom, how about the Dodgers? Well...you know, I have no idea how to feel about the Dodgers. Russell Martin, James Loney, Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier? i'll admit I'm concerned. Andruw Jones? Not concerned. Nomar? No more. Kent? Can't. Pierre? Poor. I don't know. Kuroda might be something.
Anyhow, it's late, and I'm done blogging for one night.