For funsies, let's look at the batting averages of the projected Rockie starters. Yeah, I know it's six Spring Training games. But won't it be fun?!?!
Or maybe this captures Colorado's desert futility:
Courtesy of Yahoo! Sports, that would be Franklin Morales after giving up the third of three home runs Monday afternoon. Can we please temper the enthusiasm for the youngster? I really think Colorado Springs could do him some good in April. By my count, Greg Smith has to be in the lead for the fifth rotation spot by default. He'll get a chance to strengthen that standing today.
The Post's Woody Paige gives a nod to the development of home grown players on the Rockies roster, then cleverly dubs them "home groan," claiming the formula is ill-suited for success. Sure Woody, we could sign Derek Lowe to a big contract. But have you noticed the Rockies payroll is already undertaken one of the largest increases in MLB? "What irresponsible, frugal owners"....
Lastly, Tim Dierkes at mlbtraderumors.com lists Todd Helton as one of the 45 worst contracts in MLB. Have a wonderful upbeat happy day!