Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Rockies News 12/14-12/20

There was only one piece of Rockies news that mattered this past week:

  • WE SIGNED Michael Cuddyer. There is still a lot of controversy (and a LOT of arguing) among Rockies fans about whether this was actually a good idea. I've already said what I think (that it was a good idea), so I'll just briefly highlight the pros and cons here. Pros: He hits for power. He has defensive versatility. He has play-off experience. He is a good guy. Cons: He was REALLY expensive. And he's not exactly a sure thing. Let's be optimistic though, guys. I've said this before and I'll say it again: postseason is not a possibility in 2012 unless a miracle happens with the rotation. It's overcrowded and underexperienced and it looks nothing like a play-off rotation. But it could in 2013, and by then Cuddyer could be helping to anchor a reinvigorated offense. This is all speculation, but so is everything you think too. That's why they play the games.
  • Okay, one more thing. We also signed third baseman Casey Blake to a one-year deal. I'm not a huge fan of Blake's and he visits the DL more often than I'm comfortable with, but he can play 3rd till Jordan Pacheco/Nolan Arenado are ready to take over and he's not a bad hitter when healthy.

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