As the organization meets tomorrow and Tuesday, Troy Renck examines the successes, the failures and the in-betweens of the Rockies.
The key points of the article are:
- Ian Stewart will eventually be moved to the outfield as a result of Atkins' play (who was almost traded during the '04 off-season).
- A Brad Hawpe-Jeff Baker platoon could turn out to be strength for the team.
- The Rocky Mountain Trio and the young guys in the BP no longer have any excuses to hide behind with the performances.
The payroll should go up, but it won't help all that much. Coco Crisp gets mentioned, again, as a possibility in CF next season, but I'm having trouble buying into the (no CF=no post-season) assumption.