"A lot of lies. A lot of lies. We have been told
this and told that, then nothing was done or the complete opposite was done.
There has been a lot of stuff that has happened and said from upstairs that
hasn't come true." Larry Walker, as quoted in the Denver Post.
INF Mark Bellhorn (re-signed)
RHP Jose Jimenez (free agent)
RHP Steve Reed (re-signed)
LHP Jesus Sanchez (free agent)
3B Vinny Castilla (free agent/Braves)
2B Ronnie Belliard (waived)
|OF Jeromy Burnitz (free agent/Dodgers)
||INF Brent Butler (signed/Cardinals)
|C Todd Greene (free agent/Rangers)
||OF Luke Allen (waived)
|RHP Travis Driskill (Orioles)
||INF Pablo Ozuna (waived)
|RHP Jason Gilfillan (Royals)
||OF Jay Payton (non-tendered)
|RHP Jeff Tam (Blue Jays)
||INF Kit Pellow (non-tendered)
|RHP Brian Tollberg (free agent)
||RHP Matt Miller (free agent)
|INF Benji Gil (free agent/Angels)
||3B Chris Stynes (Pirates)
|INF Andy Tracy (free agent*)
||INF Juan Uribe
|INF Aaron Miles (trade/White Sox)
||RHP Justin Speier (Blue Jays)
|LHP Joe Kennedy (trade/Devil Rays)
||RHP Chris Buglovsky
|RHP Allan Simpson (trade/Mariners)
LHP Alex Herrera (waivers from Indians)
Tug. We'll Miss You
2004. Tug McGraw, the guy with the cherub-face and the million dollar
smile, who couldn't stop beating his knee with his glove, or making the
big pitch when it counted the most, is gone. He died yesterday at his
son, Tim McGraw's home in Nashville, of brain cancer at age 59.
days, with everyone screaming about Pete Rose, more time should be
devoted to guys like Tug, who will never be in the Hall of Fame, but
provided many of the Hall of Fame moments that make baseball the kind of
game that continues to pull at the heartstrings of its fans, young and
old, in spite of the slimy antics of many of it's protagonists like Rose
and the Rockies management, to name but a few.
So long, Tug. I, for one,
will miss you a lot.
Not a Good Fit
22, 2003. The Rockies signed Jeremy Burnitz to take the
place of Jay Payton as the starting left fielder.
On the positive side, Burnitz has shown power throughout his
career, averaging just over 30 homers a year since coming up with
the Mets in 1993.
Now for the negative....Read
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Ticket Prices Frozen by Rockies for Fifth Straight Year
Remember supply and demand? To refresh
your memory, it goes thusly: When the demand for goods exceeds the
supply, prices rise until demand drops. Conversely, when supply exceeds
demand, prices drop, thereby stimulating demand. The goal is for supply
to equal demand, resulting in the best return for both buyers and
the rest of the story
The Baseball Observer
Phillies beat Twins
82-80 and 3rd Place
NL: Mets | AL: Red Sox
NL: Cardinals | AL: Twins
NL: Dodgers | AL: Angels
NL: Phillies | AL: Yankees
NL: Jim Thome
NL: Randy Johnson
AL: Pedro Martinez
NL: Marlon Byrd, Phillies
AL: Hideki Matsui, Yankees
Rockies winning record
Giants collapse, finish 4th
Hampton still lousy
can see, the Observer must have been smoking something when he made
these predictions. Never-the-less, we will leave them posted until the
bitter end. At this late date (August 26) the Observer concedes
won't win the Cy Young, it will probably be Russ Ortiz.
Hampton will not be
The Giants and the
A's will probably not collapse.
Pedro will probably
not win the Cy Young.
The Dodgers will not
win the West.
The Mets will not win
The Angels will not
We think we still
have a fair chance on the rest, or it could be a shutout.
Couldn't Make This Stuff Up!
March 17, 2003
Rockies Co-Owner Charlie Monfort bet Denver Post hack Mark Kiszla dinner
that the Rocks would win at least 90 games in 2003!
Rockies' management is actually (according to unreliable sources at the
Denver Newspapers) considering building one or more hyperbaric batting cages
under Coors Field so that hitters can practice hitting under barometric
conditions similar to those at sea level.
"Expecting to Fly"
A quote from Jim Armstrong's vacuous column in the Sunday, March 16, 2003
Rangers manager Buck Showalter, recalling a conversation he once had with
former Rockies coach Ron Hassey. "He told me: 'One of the worst things that
happened to us is we got in the playoffs that first year at Coors Field. A
lot of people don't realize it was a strike-shortened season. If we had
played a full season, we wouldn't have been in the playoffs. It gave the
organization some unrealistic hope.' " ...
More Proof Hurdle is a Buffoon -or- Why the Rockies Don't Win
February 19, 2003. Troy E. Renck reported this Clint Hurdle quote in today's
Denver Post: "One of my pet peeves is hearing pitching guys talking about
how guys throw in the bullpen. I was a hitting guy for a long time, and I
never went in and told the manager that we needed to get a guy in the lineup
because he hit well in BP. That dog doesn't hunt with me."
Why the 2003 Rockies are Not Like the 2002 Angels
March 28, 2003. The Denver news media, not to
mention the Rockies themselves, are spending a lot of time trying to
convince fans that Colorado can be successful this year ...
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