This Week on Rox Pile


As spring training approaches, there was plenty of Rockies news to digest this week. A summary.


Curtis discussed the news that the Colorado Springs Sky Sox will most likely not use a humidor for the 2012 season, and how that effects the development of future Rockies pitchers.


As part of the Rockies Retread series, I uncovered a particularly messy series against the Phillies from the Rockies’ inaugural season, and spotlighted their dismal performance on May 30th.


I speculated on where Guillermo Moscoso fits into the 2012 Rockies, and what he might contribute to the starting rotation.


Hayden used the upcoming Super Bowl and NFL Media Day as occasions to ponder what kinds of football questions the Rockies might be asked by members of the press as their season gets closer, and hoped they would keep the main thing the main thing.

Curtis pointed out the fact that it is now February, also known as the month that spring training finally starts! He also let us in on what Rockies fans can expect from their Topps baseball cards this season.


I tried to predict Chris Nelson’s place on the 2012 Rockies and whether he will  be given the opportunity to contribute much at all.


Hayden continued his expose on the crazy train that is the Rockies’ 2012 rotation, identifying which pitchers could still be identified as “prospects” and what that means for our expectations of them.

Curtis gave us a very good look at the Rockies’ position player non-roster invitees to spring training. There are some exciting names on this list, like Nolan Arenado and Tim Wheeler. He also gave us a list of pitcher non-roster invitees. It ranges from Chad Bettis to Jamie Moyer, so yes, the pitching situation is still messy.

Hayden finished up our busy Friday with a commentary on Matt Belisle’s contract extension. He thinks it’s a good thing and explains why.