Apparently Dan O'Dowd hasn't ruled out Jay Witasick or Jose Mesa for making a return to the Rockies' bullpen. Witasick will likely be desired by several teams, and might require a trade to bring in. I doubt Mesa will be wanted by anybody else at this point, and that thought frightens me.
There's a cryptic statement from Clint Hurdle regarding the decision to restore the rotation to it's opening day alignment and return Taylor Buchholz to the bullpen:
I'm particularly hung up on his use of the word "challenge" in this light, as it implies the testing and try-out phase isn't over, here a good two months plus removed from Spring Training.
We know from a pure stuff standpoint that Buchholz and Hirsh have the edge on Fogg, but Josh's experience could give him a current skill-set advantage on the other two. I'm just trying to figure out how much of a leash Fogg has to show that this is actually the case.