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Friday Rockpile: Jason Giambi open to returning to Rockies; KOA hires Jerry Schemmel as new voice of Rockies radio

Giambi open to returning to Rockies - The Denver Post
Two thousand and nine Rockies Jason Giambi is one of several players the team has expressed interest in, as well as a few relievers for bullpen depth. The comment to the article makes everything sound so simple: "Trade Hawpe for PITCHING [and] keep Giambi [...]"

Rockies find new voice in Schemmel - The Denver Post
Jerry Schemmel will join Jack Corrigan in the booth to broadcast Rockies games on KOA. I don't know the Denver radio scene, but good things have been said about him on this site.

Pawtucket Times - Iannetta, Bailey, Rhault eye upcoming baseball season

"If I play to my potential, there won’t be any platooning. If I struggle, there will be. It just depends," Iannetta told Blackstone Valley Sports. "Hopefully with this contract it will allow me to play 130 games and just go out and see what happens."

Iannetta's stoking the flames for a 2010 Catcher Debate War.

Don’t you forget about me :: The Hardball Times
Craig Brown at The Hardball Times takes a "big picture look at the lower end of baseball’s current financial structure—the middle to lower class, if you will." For the Rockies, Brown concludes that the Rockies are in a good position after having made no significant moves during the offseason.

Twitter / Jerry Crasnick: Scott Podsednik has reache ...
Jerry Crasnick reports that Scott Podsednik has reportedly reached an agreement with the Kansas City Royals. Dayton Moore is putting the Royals over the top in 2010. World Series victory--naaaahhh.