Corey Dickerson is gone, you guys, traded Thursday for (would you believe it?) a Schlotzky's sandwich and a handful of Enron stock. SMDH. Oh wait no, left-handed reliever Jake McGee and minor league starting prospect German Marquez (who is not German, just FYI) are on the way to Colorado to complete the deal. The Rockies also sent minor leaguer Kevin Padlo, a fun and talented prsopect blocked in the system, to the Rays. What does it all mean?
The initial reaction to this trade is basically that the sky has already fallen, Jeff Bridich is a knucklehead who throws darts at a spinning wheel of pizza to make his roster decisions, and life is a willful and yet empty pursuit of nothingness. We'll try to calm that down a bit with some numbers that suggest maybe the Rockies aren't quite as different a team minus C-Dick as you think. And maybe (gasp!) the Rockies have actually improved their roster this offseason -- albeit in admittedly strange fashion.
Plus ... well no, that's really about it for this episode. But the PDP returns to its weekly schedule soon with pitchers and catchers just weeks from reporting to Arizona. Catch the fever!