If you’re like me, you enjoy a heavy dose of the Rockies in the morning — the baseball team and the mountains. After months of one or two articles a week, the writers are back, along with the pitchers and catchers. There is much to discuss, so let’s get to it.
Jorge De La Rosa will arrive late to camp because of visa issues. Interestingly, Jorge owns a house in Scottsdale, but can’t get into the country. I’m not sure if that’s irony or just a really unfortunate coincidence. It’s like that Alanis Morissette song.
Aaron cook has made some changes and is looking to bounce back. I agree with Renck. If the Rockies are going to compete for the West, they will need Cook to perform.
Tulo is already in camp and is pretty excited about the new facility. This is not shocking news.
Matt Lindstrom is hoping to hit 100 mph on the radar guns this year and is working with a four seam, power change-up. I like it. If Lindstrom can develop that change to compliment his heat, he could have a monster season.
Greg Reynolds is hairy and healthy.
Jim Armstrong interviews Jhoulys Chacin. 200 innings is the goal for Chacin this year.
Armstrong gives us a quick look at Salt River Fields. It sounds like autographs will be easy to get now. I don’t understand autographs, but to each their own.
Thomas Harding took down a full day’s worth of notes. Ubaldo is looking to make the Dominican proud.
Apparently, the players are having difficulty finding their way around the new complex.
Finally, here is a piece about the Phillies’ starting rotation. Damn.
Topics: Aaron Cook, Alanis Morisette, Colorado Rockies, Greg Reynolds, Jhoulys Chacin, Jim Armstrong, Jorge De La Rosa, Matt Lindstrom, Philadelphia Phillies, Salt River Fields At Talking Stick, Spring Training Notes, Thomas Harding, Troy Renck, Troy Tulowitzki