Rockies sign Steve Finley

The Rockies have signed Steve Finley to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.  Finley will compete with Cory Sullivan, Ryan Spilborghs and Alexis Gomez for a bench spot.  

This signing seems rather pointless, given the depth of major league-ready outfielders already in camp.  Although, this is just a minor league deal and there is little risk involved.

Do Hurdle and O'Dowd really consider Finley an upgrade over the Gomez/Spilborghs/Sullivan group?

Update [2007-2-25 11:5:23 by Russ]: Here's the reason why Finley signed with the Rockies from Moggeee at McCovey Chronicles:

That's why he went

Finley will be placed nightly in the humidor, to prevent any further rusting.
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