The tentative Major League Baseball schedule has been released and has the Rockies opening the 2013 season on the road in Milwaukee with a 3 game series against the Brewers beginning April 1st. The Rockies home opener falls on April 5th against the Padres. Schedule highlights at Coors Field will be the Rockies hosting both the Yankees(May 7-9) and Red Sox(Sept 24-25). Rockies schedule here.
Well the Rockies get Marco Scutaro from the Red Sox, trading away Clayton Mortensen. Honestly I dont see much difference here between if the Rockies had kept Mark Ellis on the team than now adding Scutaro. Some Rockies fans on Rockies facebook page seem to be happy to have a “name” on this team. Other fans recognize the fact that this team still needs proven veteran pitching going into this season, like I do.
Scutaro is a lifetime .270 hitter over his 10 year career, with the last two seasons spent in Boston where he batted .282 in 2010 in 150 games and .299 in 2011 in 113 games.
Fans over at Extra Bases on boston.com feel about half and half on the trade. Saving $6 million off the Red Sox payroll is huge. I dont get the mindset of Dan O’Dowd. Is he making moves for the sake of making moves or is he honestly trying to improve this team? I would say that it is certainly not the latter.
Within the next week or so I hope to take a look back at the transactions the Rockies have been a part of this offseason and give a grade on each as we head into spring training.
OK, not much is really known in detail still as to why Rockies pitcher Drew Pomeranz was arrested early this morning in Oxford, MS for disturbing the peace. But the Rockies did release the following statement.
“The Rockies organization is aware of the unfortunate incident involving Drew Pomeranz that took place in Oxford, Mississippi. We have been in contact with Drew and his representatives and we will continue to gather more information. Both Drew and our organization understand the serious nature of the situation.”
I cant say that this really bothers me at all. Actually I kind of like the idea that the Rockies organization as far as the players are not perfect. And I mean not just at the plate or on the hill either. Everyone cant be a choir boy. One fan on denverpost.com blog, On the Rox, went as far as to label it the “Curse of Ubaldo”. I have to say I like that.
But let’s see it for what it is. Whatever happened, it was away from the team, during the offseason, he didnt kill anyone, sleep with 15 different women, etc. As far as I’m concerned this is a, “Move along folks, there’s nothing to see here” issue. Besides what Lackey, Beckett and Lester did in the clubhouse numerous times this season with the Red Sox is far worse than this and they weren’t breaking any laws.
It’s not like the Rockies have a conveyor belt of bad boys coming through the organization, at least not since Denny Neagle’s arrest for soliciting a woman for oral sex in 2004.
Rockies relief pitcher Franklin Morales has been traded to the Boston Red Sox for a player to be named later or cash according to the Boston Globe.
Major League Baseball today has released all team schedules for the 2010 season. The Rockies will again open the season on the road, this time in Milwaukee against Prince Fielder and the Brewers, beginning on April 5th. The Rockies open up at Coors Field on April 9th with a 3 game series against the Padres. Then take a day off before another 3 game series at home against the Mets. I applaud the fact that the Rockies aren’t having to play the D’backs as their first series of the season at home. In fact they don;t meet the D’backs until April 26th at home. If you have followed this blog for any length of time, then you know of my hatred for most things Arizona.
Other highlights of the 2010 season include interleague play begins in Kansas City against the Royals the weekend of May 21st-23rd. June 11th-13th interleague against the Blue Jays at Coors Field. Then on the road to Minneapolis to faceoff against the Twins in their new ballpark, Target Field, June 15th-17th.
The Red Sox visit Coors Field for a 3 game series June 22nd-24th. The Cubs visit Coors Field July 30th- Aug 1st. The Rockies close out their home schedule with 6 games against division rivals, the Giants and Dodgers at the end of September. Then finish the regular season on the road against the Cardinals in St. Louis Sept 30th-Oct 3rd.
Full schedule here.
The Rockies and Red Sox are at it again it seems. The two teams were in somewhat heavy trade talks 2 years ago about Todd Helton. According to foxsports.com’s Ken Rosenthal the Rockies and Red Sox are working on a deal that involves Garrett Atkins possibly going to the Red Sox for reliever Takashi Saito. Both teams are also exploring other options as well.