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The unbuilding of the Rockies has begun

Posted on: November 10, 2008 3:57 pm
 

In Game 1 of the 2007 World Series, Willy Taveras led off for the Rockies, with Matt Holliday batting third and Garrett Atkins hitting fifth.

Now, not even 13 months later, Holliday is being traded to the A's, and the Rockies are making plans to have Taveras and Atkins follow him out the door. Add in closer Brian Fuentes' departure via free agency, and you can see that the Rockies of 2009 will look nothing like the team that went to the World Series in 2007.

Given the payroll restrictions that Rockies ownership has imposed on the Colorado front office, it will be hard for general manager Dan O'Dowd to put together a team that can return to the postseason anytime soon. But it may not be his problem for long, because O'Dowd has told people that if the Rockies aren't any better in 2009 than they were in 2008, he expects to lose his job.

The Rockies never had a chance to sign Holliday long-term, and their negotiations with Fuentes went nowhere.

The Rockies will get some major-league players back from Oakland as part of the Holliday trade, but sources said that reliever Huston Street will be traded to another team. Meanwhile, the Rockies are shopping Atkins (the Twins are among the interested teams), Taveras and backup catcher Yorvit Torrealba.

 

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: February 21, 2012 2:37 am
 

The unbuilding of the Rockies has begun




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The unbuilding of the Rockies has begun

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 6, 2011 6:33 pm
 

The unbuilding of the Rockies has begun




Since: Nov 19, 2011
Posted on: December 4, 2011 3:27 pm
 

The unbuilding of the Rockies has begun



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Since: Oct 21, 2011
Posted on: October 22, 2011 11:23 pm
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Since: Apr 1, 2007
Posted on: November 10, 2008 11:28 pm
 

The unbuilding of the Rockies has begun

Inside sources have Garrett Atkins going to the L.A. Angels but not sure what Colorado will get in return.



Since: Sep 26, 2006
Posted on: November 10, 2008 10:29 pm
 

The unbuilding of the Rockies has begun

How can anyone present the my team is"cheap" argument after the Rays made the World Series this year with the one of the lowest payrolls in the game while playing in the American League East going up against the high spending Red Sox and Yankees?



Since: Oct 26, 2007
Posted on: November 10, 2008 8:58 pm
 

The unbuilding of the Rockies has begun

This is a very unimpressive trade with the Rockies receiving nothing close to the value of Matt Holliday in Huston  Street,  Greg Smith, and unproven Carlos Gonzalez. If Holliday had to be traded and it was looking more and more like it was inevitable, then I felt we needed nothing less than a proven ace in return or a #2  starter and another proven position player at a position where we were weak. This doesn't help at all. Smith had a terrible record, Gonzalez is still a prospect, and they say that the Rockies are planning to trade Street. I never thought that the trade talk of Atkins for Cuddyer talk made any sense either- we don't need another outfielder who is an injury risk. O'Dowd is doing more of his damaging dealing and I am not happy.


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