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Saturday Morning Rockpile:

Now even Elmer Dessens goes down.  Who do we try next? Try this, how about Brandon Hynick in the Rockies rotation this year? In a somewhat convoluted chain befitting the rumor, according to Rocky Mountain News columnist Dave Krieger, Rockies beat reporter and resident farm guru Jack Etkin thinks it's a possibility. Frankly, this is one of the better ideas I've heard thrown out there. At any rate, Hynick is expected to join Franklin Morales and Greg Reynolds at the Springs next year.

As desperate as the team is, I'd rather lose Dessens for the season than an integral piece like D-backs second baseman, Orlando Hudson. Arizona might have given itself enough of a cushion to overcome this injury and still make the playoffs, but their offense definitely lacks one of its biggest threats if he's out.

Clint Hurdle, 2007 NL manager of the year.

Okay. If you knew that by winning a playoff spot we would also secure Clint this particular trophy, would you still want it? Of course you would (Mark Kiszla, I know you're the exception here) but if you're like me it has to at least give you a moment's pause, doesn't it? ESPN's power rankings says he deserves consideration. In the end, him winning could be a good thing, as it means another team might be willing to pay him more than the Rox are.