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Old 05-16-2010, 03:04 PM   #1
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The guy won't get a win, but in his first start in 20 months, he gave up 1 run through 7 innings. Incredible.

Too bad Huston Street suffered a setback last night. If this team can get healthy, they might win some games.
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Old 05-16-2010, 03:20 PM   #2
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Excellent. With all the injuries they have had, they're sitting pretty good at one game over .500 right now. Some tough decisions need to be made with Helton and Barmes, though. And they don't have a dependable closer unless Street can come back.
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Old 05-16-2010, 03:24 PM   #3
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Very good game for Francis, and watching his mom was a hoot.....Corpas didn't blow it for once. Tracey doesn't use injuries as an excuse, but he has had to deal with a boatload of them plus the inconsistencies of the pitching staff.....
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Have any of you watched Jhoulys Chacin pitch? I haven't had a chance yet. Seems like he had a few great outings and then just got POUNDED.
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Old 05-16-2010, 03:36 PM   #5
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Have any of you watched Jhoulys Chacin pitch? I haven't had a chance yet. Seems like he had a few great outings and then just got POUNDED.
He looked great the first two games, but lost his touch in the third. He is young and I think he looks like a keeper and good for maybe 12-15 wins....
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Old 05-16-2010, 03:41 PM   #6
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He looked great the first two games, but lost his touch in the third. He is young and I think he looks like a keeper and good for maybe 12-15 wins....
Good, I'm really hoping he can help round out our rotation this year. Still need one more though.

Jimenez
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De La Rosa?
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Hammel?
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We need someone to step up and we'll have a quality team this year IMO. I'm not worried about the offense, Helton will come around and we'll start scoring runs.
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Old 05-16-2010, 05:34 PM   #7
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I would put more hope in Cook than Francis!! Cook always have a bad slump every year than rebounds. Chacin and Jimenez are young studs though!
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wont matter... The Rox wont beat the Phils
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Too bad Huston Street suffered a setback last night. If this team can get healthy, they might win some games.
Actually, most sources are saying that Street had a slight groin strain, similar to what Hammel was recently sidelined with.

I mean, that's no ideal, but its much much better than Huston having another setback with his arm. He should still be able to return relatively soon.

Considering all the injuries and weather issues they've had to deal with early in the season, I think the fact that the Rockies are one game above .500 is excellent. Since they're starting to get healthy again, I think the team is in good shape to start winning more consistently.
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Actually, most sources are saying that Street had a slight groin strain, similar to what Hammel was recently sidelined with.

I mean, that's no ideal, but its much much better than Huston having another setback with his arm. He should still be able to return relatively soon.

Considering all the injuries and weather issues they've had to deal with early in the season, I think the fact that the Rockies are one game above .500 is excellent. Since they're starting to get healthy again, I think the team is in good shape to start winning more consistently.
Yeah I read that; you're right, my initial comment was misleading, as the most important thing is the status of the guy's arm. Just stinks we're going to have to wait longer to get him back.
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We need De La Rosa back... bad. Chacin is a great surprise so far, and I expect him to put up numbers like De La Rosa did last year. De La Rosa should be putting up numbers like Ubaldo did last year, and Ubaldo... well, he already hit my prediction for the year ;-)

Cookie and Francis round that out to one of the best starting rotations in the league. Top five bullpen makes us a contender..

The key is to keep playing error free ball. Two half innings gone differently would have resulted in a series sweep. Until they start sweeping teams regularly, it's a bit nerve wracking.
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The guy won't get a win, but in his first start in 20 months, he gave up 1 run through 7 innings. Incredible.

Too bad Huston Street suffered a setback last night. If this team can get healthy, they might win some games.
This is the most injured in key positions I've seen an MLB team in years... at least to my knowledge.

Imagine if we had Ubaldo - Jorge - Francis - Cook - Chacin healthy and starting all season (not a Ham fan).

Then add in Street being healthy all year, and Hawpe not being hurt as well.

It's been brutal.

We're still without our second best starting pitcher and our closer. Oh and Fanklin Morales and Eric Young Jr. are hurt now.
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I kinda like Hammy as a 5th starter. He had a pretty decent season last year. I just can't wait until the Rox pitching gets healthy to do some damage!
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Baseball lack of a salary cap makes it tough for mid market teams. Colorado would never sign Ryan Howard or Halladay to the contracts both of them got.

Philly: 142,728,379

Colorado: 83,172,000

It's amazing that the Rockies are competitive and went to the playoffs last year. With a payroll that is 4th highest in all of baseball, the Phillies should be in the playoffs every single year.

The only other teams with a similar payroll and structure of the Rockies that made the playoffs last year were the Twins and St. Louis.
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Perhaps. But hey, we know you guys do a better job puking on fellow fans.
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Old 05-17-2010, 07:39 AM   #17
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Very happy for Francis. Now lets hope he can get another quality start against the Royals.

Kinda figured he was done when he got hurt last year. Please prove me wrong Francis.
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Old 05-17-2010, 07:51 AM   #18
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Baseball lack of a salary cap makes it tough for mid market teams. Colorado would never sign Ryan Howard or Halladay to the contracts both of them got.

Philly: 142,728,379

Colorado: 83,172,000

It's amazing that the Rockies are competitive and went to the playoffs last year. With a payroll that is 4th highest in all of baseball, the Phillies should be in the playoffs every single year.

The only other teams with a similar payroll and structure of the Rockies that made the playoffs last year were the Twins and St. Louis.
I used to be a Dan O'Dowd hater but he's done wonders with the farm system. The talent coming out of the farm is just amazing over the last several years. Glad ownership decided to stick with him through the lean years.
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