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With yesterday's news that the Rox declined their option for Dustan Mohr (as they said they would) one more piece of the offseason puzzle opens up as the Rockies now begin to search for an affordable right-handed bat off the bench -preferably one who can play all three outfield positions.

Meanwhile, in MLB game action, we'll have to wait until tomorrow for Shawn Chacon's moment of post-season glory, as the Yanks' season hangs in the balance and mother nature is doing her best to keep it that way. Tonight, it's only the Padres who face elimination, and with Woody Williams pitching don't be surprised if they don't face it for very long before just accepting the inevitable. In the other game, the Braves and Astros find out who takes the advantage into game four.

As far as our prospects go, the Javelinas today host the Surprise Scorpions in a battle of the last two unbeaten AFL teams. Surprise has won largely on the backs of Anaheim's trio of talented prospects, Brandon Wood, Howie Kendrick, and Kendry Morales, as well as Padres semi-prospect Corey Smith (he's similar to the Javelinas' Dan Uggla in that he's a bit old to be considered much of a prospect anymore, although he should see MLB time as a AAAA type player).  Also, congratulations to Shane Lindsay for being BA's short-season player of the year, as well as the other Rockie prospects noticed by their season reviews.