Saturday Rockpile: It's Not the End of the World After All - Unless Felipe Paulino Stays in a Rockies Uniform

Twitter / @Troy Renck, Rockies
After last night's TESStivities, Troy Renck tweeted that Felipe Paulino may have thrown his last pitch as a Rockie. So be it. He was a reclamation project worth taking on - there's no doubt about that. However, he still has no idea where his upper-90s fastball is going upon release, and that's never a good thing. We'll monitor this situation throughout the day; maybe the Rex Brothers will be here soon after all.

Moss: Rockies' Weathers working on "psychanics" - The Denver Post
One guy that I really hope I get to see in a Rockies uniform sooner rather than later is 2007 first-rounder (and #18 PuRP) Casey Weathers, whom Irv Moss wrote about in his minor league report in the Post today. Weathers likely would have reached the majors at the start of the 2009 season if not for an injury during Arizona Fall League play in 2008 that forced him to undergo Tommy John surgery. It took him basically all of 2010 to get a feel for pitching again, and is experiencing mixed results in Double-A Tulsa so far this year. Weathers has appeared in 12 games and is striking out better than a batter per inning, but he's also dealing with walk issues as well as giving up more than a hit per frame. As he continues to regain strength, it will be worth watching him closely.

Moss also has a nice rundown of the organizational leaders in every major category at the bottom of the page.

Other items in this morning's Denver Post include an update on Todd Helton's injury (which won't require an MRI), as well as a very good recap of the game from Renck.

Antigo-made Rockbats now a hit on two major league teams: Brewers, Rockies | Wausau Daily Herald | wausaudailyherald.com
Troy Tulowitzki made a call to a small, Wisconsin-based bat manufacturer during the offseason and found himself using their bats to begin the 2011 season. Tulo, Helton, and Jason Giambi have all converted to Rockbats, a startup company whose product was first used by the Brewers' Corey Hart last season. Never underestimate the impact of the equipment the players use to do their jobs.

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