Although I have been keeping up with all things Purple Row, I haven’t posted much lately. Largely because I don’t what to say. The “State of the Rockies” is obvious, which is to say “a mess.”
I’m a diehard and I’ll never abandon ship, but I swear I don’t know what to think anymore. Our Rox are just plain terrible. Reading all the comments makes it more confounding to me. “Fire Hurdle” (+1), “Trade Yorvit, Matty, Garrett, whoever for some pitching.” Or not. (I’m on record for trading for some pitching, but not exactly sure who we might be trading for.) Thus is the life of a fan who loves his team, but really doesn’t follow the “leader board”, as it were. I truthfully don’t have the time or the energy.
Quite obviously our Rox are playing way below their skill level, but I’ll be damned if I can offer any real solutions. Help me out here fellow fans.
If Hurdle is fired, who gets the job? Vinny? Walt? Could either one really make a difference? I’d be in heavily in favor of Walt, but that’s only because he was, and remains, one of my favorite Rockies.
If DOD puts Matty (Yorvit, Garrett) on the trading block, who (what) can we realistically expect in return?
Is it all just hopeless this year, and we just look ahead to 2009? (I’m leaning toward this philosophy.)
As a fan, I’m just a mess right now. Trying to learn more about baseball, however, I’m asking those of you who have far more knowledge than I to help me make sense of what could, should, maybe-oughta happen.
Thanks for your help, Rowers. (We really have to find or invent a better word for all those who populate this wonderful place. But that’s probably a separate post/poll.)