Colorado Rockies History: Jason Jennings or Clint Barmes?
By Kevin Henry
About a month ago, we released our all-time Colorado Rockies 25-man roster. Trust us, it wasn’t easy to whittle the list down to 25 names. We knew we would be leaving some players off and opening ourselves up to debate about who belonged and who should stay in the dugout. You can see the 25 players we picked on our roster by clicking here.
Earlier this week, our sister site at Call to the Pen released its version of the all-time Colorado Rockies 25-man roster. OK, fine. Looks like it’s time we compare notes and see where the differences lie in the two rosters. You can see their version by clicking here.
In all, our two rosters shared 21 of the 25 names. We only differed on four selections. This is the third of four articles that will let you decide which player is more deserving to be on the all-time 25-man roster.
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In our first article, we looked behind the plate. Both Call to the Pen and Rox Pile tabbed Chris Iannetta as a catcher who belonged on the 25-man roster. However, after that, we differed. We took Jeff Reed while Call to the Pen selected Wilin Rosario. You can read our different reasonings by clicking here.
For our second article, we headed to the mound to debate another difference of opinion. We took reliever Bruce Ruffin while Call to the Pen selected starter Jason Hammel. Two completely different pitchers who come with completely different credentials. Who would you take? Read our thoughts here.
Today, we look at one of the ultimate decisions every manager must make … do you carry another pitcher on your roster or make sure you have depth at every position? When Call to the Pen made their 25-man roster, they added pitcher Jason Jennings. When we did our selections, we made sure there was a backup at every position so we tabbed Clint Barmes for the roster behind Troy Tulowitzki at shortstop.
So what do you think? Does a pitcher deserve a slot over another position player? Was Jennings more valuable during his time with the Rockies than Barmes? We break down the arguments on the following pages.