Posted 03 April 2012 - 11:48 AM
Just read that Guthrie was named the Opening Day starter for the Rockies. Good for him!
From my time in Colorado, I know some Rockies fans, they are pretty up-in-arms about the ex-Oriole duo of Guthrie/Moyer being 1/2 in their rotation, even though Moyer is most likely there just to mix it up.
If only we could have their problems.
Posted 18 April 2012 - 02:26 PM
NBC Sports / Hardball Talk: Pomeranz added to the Rockies' rotation
Not a great first start to his MLB career, but Pomeranz is the real deal. I got a chance to see him while I was in Myrtle Beach and he was with Kingston and left thoroughly impressed, despite him not even having a great outing in terms of result.
Posted 30 May 2012 - 05:26 PM
I hope he finds another gig.
Reported by Tracy Ringolsby via Twitter.
Well I hear Linda Ronstadt is looking for a guitar player.
Posted 31 May 2012 - 02:59 PM
How often can you hear a player say that? Not very.
I remember Moyer from my days working for the O's. He was such a gentleman and just cool and collected all the time.
Of course, back then, the bigger thrill from Jamie Moyer was when his father-in-law used to come to visit and would hang out with the rest of the families outside the clubhouse. There was no bigger thrill for me than getting to see (and maybe shake hands with) Digger Phelps in person.
Ballplayers? Yeah, I got used to that, and it wasn't such a big deal any more (although certain retired players were still awe-inspiring). But to see an ESPN college basketball analyst, and a guy who coached against Coach Smith, now THAT was something.
"Three thousand years of beautiful tradition, from Moses to Sandy Koufax..."
Posted 31 May 2012 - 03:10 PM
Posted 31 May 2012 - 03:44 PM
I think it's awesome that he was able to pick up 2 wins as a 49 year old.
I'd be interested to see what he could do pitching somewhere like Petco.
Posted 23 October 2012 - 12:14 AM
Wiley will oversee the organization's pitchers from the draft through the minor leagues and into the majors. He also will have a say in the Rockies' next pitching coach.
Looks like a Rick Peterson-type role.
Posted 05 November 2012 - 01:48 AM
Posted 08 November 2012 - 10:40 AM
I found this tidbit interesting and I could see how more qualified managers would've been turned off by this. I know Geivett's role increased with the Rox struggles. And it was well documented in Moneyball, the hands-on role that Beane and others in the FO played in on-field strategy. I wonder how many other teams have the FO play this large of a role with in-game stuff?
Things changed dramatically for Tracy on Aug. 1 when Geivett, the assistant general manager, was given an office in the clubhouse and began focusing on roster management, particularly as it related to the pitchers, and evaluating the coaching staff and the rest of the players. Tracy's responsibilities were narrowed to game management and meeting with the media.
Posted 08 November 2012 - 04:22 PM
If you’re looking for Moneyball-style drama, where the executive and his skipper argue over who’s playing and how often, you can wonder if this isn’t designed to circumvent that, reflecting a desire to craft a leadership team that integrates front-office and dugout decision-making. Geivett has already taken a fairly active role as the newfangled “director of major league operations,” right down to planting his office within the clubhouse and taking on some of the field manager’s duties. Maybe that’s what motivated Jim Tracy’s resignation, maybe not; a veteran skipper used to being a lone wolf “decider” might just not see the job the same way, or care for seeing his role changed.
Who was the last manager to sign a one-year contract as his first contract with a club?
Well, here’s where the Rockies really take it up a notch: They’re giving this leadership mix exactly one year to prove that it’s going to work. Having talked his way into the job, that’s how long Weiss’ contract reportedly runs.
Posted 08 November 2012 - 04:34 PM
Posted 08 November 2012 - 05:31 PM
They got little to lose, I can't fault them.
The Rockies seem to be legitimately interested in trying new things. That's a good sign, especially as a bad team.
Posted 09 November 2012 - 11:34 AM
I know, but most teams in a similar situation *cough*Orioles*cough* wouldn't consider anything different.
They got little to lose, I can't fault them.
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