There has been a lot of discussion around these parts, and anywhere you can find Rockies fans, about the structure of the Colorado Rockies front office. Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post gives a much needed overview with no particular agenda in mind. This is a good look at the basic facts for anyone who wants to join the debate. Especially noteworthy for those not yet familiar, is O'Dowd's offer to quit after the 2012 season.
Need more infuiating talk about how Troy Tulowitzki will wind up in New York because he wants to win? Mark Kiszla (of course) has you covered. I'll say it again because it's fun: you don't trade the least replaceable player in baseball for his benefit ... and he signed a contract. This speaks to the inferiority complex that permeates this team, the media that cover it, and it's fans.
According to Nick Groke, Nolan Arenado is taking his benching quite well and doing everything he can to do what he is supposed to with it; learn.
And finally, I want to thank everyone who came out to the Rockies Bloggers Panel at El Charrito in downtown Denver yesterday. We had a blast talking Rockies and hope those of you who couldn't make it can attend next time (August 16th) and bring the heat with some tough questions. Thanks again to Richard Bergstrom from Rockies Zingers for ogranizing the whole thing.
Here is a link to the full recording. For anyone who has been specifically interested in my defense of the front office, it's definitely worth a listen.