Tag Archives: Colorado Rockies

Trading For Ubaldo

HOWARD MEGDAL: You can argue whether the Indians gave up too much for Ubaldo Jimenez. But it is inarguable that Cleveland’s contention has nothing to do with making it worthwhile to trade for Ubaldo Jimenez. That’s a piece any team should add if given the chance, regardless of their place in the success cycle.

CHRIS PUMMER: This is just a senseless gamble the Indians didn’t need to make. Continue reading

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MLB Previews: White Sox, Reds, Indians, Rockies, Tigers

Chicago White Sox
Last Year: 88-74, 2nd in AL Central
CHRIS PUMMER: The White Sox say they’re going “all-in” this season, complete with a corresponding bump in payroll. Setting aside the question of why the team hasn’t been leveraging its…

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Matt Murton: MLB Regular?

HOWARD MEGDAL: Matt Murton’s epic 2010 season in Japan only reinforces that he should have been a regular major league outfielder for quite some time. Hopefully, he’ll get his chance back in the United States before his career passes us all by.

CHRIS PUMMER: Murton likely remains what he’s always been — a corner outfielder/first baseman without much pop who is a good offensive player when he’s hitting .300, but a drag on his team’s offense when he’s not. Continue reading

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New York Mets: Where’s the Optimism Line?

HOWARD MEGDAL: For me, the baseball season is a time for optimism. And with the New York Mets, my favorite team, just 3.5 games out of the NL East lead and 4 games back of the Wild Card, it would seem like fantasizing about a postseason in Queens would be easy.

However, with the evident holes in the roster, and an inability to fix them, here is what it will take for me to start considering a serious future that includes playoff tickets.

ZOË RICE: Oh Metsies. It’s so easy to be lulled into optimism, believe it or not, when expectations have gotten so low. A ten-game win streak! Takahashi and Dickey out of nowhere baffling some of baseball’s strongest lineups! A shut-out sweep against the division-leading Phillies! Hey now…hold the phone, please…they might actually win this thing.

And then the team goes on the road. Continue reading

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Perpetual Post NL West Preview

Last Year’s Finish
Los Angeles Dodgers
Colorado Rockies
San Francisco Giants
San Diego Padres
Arizona Diamondbacks. Continue reading

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