Wednesday Rockpile: Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Top of the mornin' to everyone! Happy St. Patrick's Day! It's the day when everyone is just a wee bit Irish.

Honoring the Irish Ball-Players on St. Patrick's Day - Royals Review
Honoring the Irish-born players on St. Patrick's Day.

Tracy: Iannetta, Olivo to share time at catcher - The Denver Post
Didn't Tracy say that Iannetta and Olivo would both play a couple of weeks ago? I remember reading the "I am not using the word 'platoon'" line already.

Stewart finds swing, confidence | ColoradoRockies.com: News
Ian Stewart in the swing of spring - The Denver Post

Ian Stewart won't have a split-time role with the Rockies now that the dead weight of Garrett Atkins has been gone for months. He's hitting and he's looking to do it all season long.

Rockies Mailbag: Colorado can't fool around in April - The Denver Post
Troy Renck answers a bevy of questions in the newest edition of his mailbag. Renck tackles questions on a fast start for the Rockies in April, the possibility of the team making a blockbuster deal come the end of July, moving Todd Helton down in the lineup against lefties, and a possible surge in the number of bilingual lip readers in baseball.

BaseballAmerica.com: Prospects: Ask BA
Jim Callis believes Tyler Matzek is one of six prospects with a legitimate prospect to be a No. 1 starter.

SB Nation's 2010 MLB Previews: San Francisco Giants, No Thunder In The Lumber - SB Nation
The conclusion here is that the Giants are like Wiley E. Coyote when using an Acme tool. It could work, but . . . nah.

Westmoreland surgery 'successful'
Following up yesterday's report on Ryan Westmoreland, the surgery was successful.

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