Hey Rockies fans! Time for another edition of This Week on Rox Pile, heavy on the player evaluations and offseason moves news!
The news broke that Troy Tulowitzki would not be taking part in the World Baseball Classic, and Hayden for one was thrilled. I’m in agreement that Tulo doesn’t have his focus in the right place at the moment if he truly desires to be the greatest player in the game.
Fortunately for Rockies fans, front office, and players, Tyler Colvin will be returning in 2013.
Don’t worry. The world did not change while you slept last night. The Rockies’ pitching staff is still a mess.
Hayden speculated on the possible return of Yorvit Torrealba, which has since become official (!)
The pitching pool is shrinking, and Hayden says NO to Carl Pavano.
Oh how badly I want Juan Nicasio to have the comeback season he deserved to have last year. The problem is, the rotation is a wreck, so even if he does have that season I feel like he’ll be 2013′s Jason Hammel.
If you’re a Broncos fan, you might have felt a little reminiscent of Rocktober following their loss to the Ravens earlier this month.
The Rockies’ minor-league affiliates recent slew of playoff appearances is encouraging from an organizational depth standpoint. On the other hand, the best pitcher not currently on the 40-man roster is still Chad Bettis.
Tyler Chatwood was a bit of a failed experiment last season, so I for one hope they keep him in the Springs as long as possible in 2013.
Jonathan Herrera avoided arbitration earlier this week with a 1-year deal. Let’s hope we don’t need him to play every day because, as much as I love him, he should not be playing every day.
Cristhian Adames, a guy you’ve probably never heard of, is floating around the Rockies’ 40-man roster, wondering what sort of chance he’ll get in 2013.
Yahoo! Yorvit Torrealba is back!