Thus far the 2014 season is going poorly for the Rockies after Colorado's second straight loss, but the beauty of baseball is that the team has 160 games to turn it around. Let's hope that the turnaround starts today.
Jorge says his meltdown in the 5th inning on Monday had nothing to do with Wilin Rosario, and that he was just frustrated with himself. Either way, it's something that the two players absolutely need to get worked out before their next start, because that was a pretty absurd display.
Anderson got his first hit since high school, a bloop that just eluded a diving defender and then rolled far enough so that Anderson was able to roll into second with a double. Naturally, Anderson portrays it as a screaming line drive.
Paul Swydan (also of Fangraphs) looks at which teams made the worst Opening Day roster decisions in this ESPN Insider article. The Rockies carrying six outfielders + Jordan Pacheco tops his list.
Rockies fans hope so too, though his 2014 got off to a 0-5 start yesterday.
For the first time in 17 years, Todd Helton is not walking through that door for the Rockies. It's a little weird for all of us Todd.
Marlins Ballpark tour - The Denver Post
Troy Renck, in his final days on the Rockies beat, has a brief video tour of a place that few fans have seen in person, Marlins Park.
Irv Moss writes about the progression of Matzek, Colorado's first round pick in 2009. The wild thing will begin this year at AAA Colorado Springs and figures to be a part of Colorado's rotation and bullpen depth this season.
General Baseball Links
The Hardball Times asks the hard questions - like would Mr. Burns' preferred team of softball ringers have beaten the team that Smithers ended up picking out for him (you know, if they were all alive at the same time). It's very in-depth and well worth your time.
The Hardball Times also wrote about the history of beer in baseball - how it went from taboo substance to sponsor of stadium naming rights.
Beyond the Boxscore looks at how often do hitters swing on 3-0, and the results that they get. As you might expect, when hitters do pull the trigger on 3-0, they're pretty successful.
Tony Blengino of Fangraphs writes about Cabrera as he is now and as he will be at the end of his mammoth contract.