Originally Posted by TheChamp24
The funny thing though, is I've seen plenty of HOF pitchers get rocked in Coors Field.
It is incredibly difficult to pitch there, regardless of how good you are. One guy who comes to mind that was pretty incredible there was Tom Glavine though.
I honestly think the Rockies need to focus on having a bunch of average/control pitchers and spend out the wazoo on hitters. You aren't going to be able to afford to go out and get a pitcher, and it won't be worthwhile. Throwing money at a new 1B would be wiser than throwing money at a SP.
And the guys they have went after were actually some pretty good pitchers in the past. Darryl Kile, Mike Hampton, those guys were solid pitchers who just could not for the life of them pitch well in Colorado.
Kile is the classic example of what I was referring to though when I mentioned guys who rely on the breaking action of their pitches. I think that guy that Colorado traded to Houston (Jennings?) would have been a good guy to hang on to. Sorry for ending the sentence with a preposition but I don't feel like being like a brit.
As for how and who they target is concerned, I think you make a lot of sense.