Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Box Score Bytes - Game 101

- Game 36 of the Great Tracy Experiment: Record 12-24.  Up until this game Francis had been our most reliable starter.  Last night he couldn't get out of the 4th giving up 5 runs.  Starter's record is now 5-19 with 12 no decisions and bullpen record of 7-5. 

- Matt Holliday continues to spank us.  I am sure that in some perverse way this is personnel but if I was him I would be glad that Rox didn't retain his services...He is batting .500 with 3 homers against us this year.  In the end though we traded Holliday for CarGo.  I think it was a good trade for both teams...

Holliday 538 2302 2004 339 622 146 5 93 357 29 253 365
CarGo 454 1911 1722 326 541 98 24 93 309 76 154 396

- Helton collected his 958th double and is tied with Fred McGriff for 45th place.

- Over at Hard Ball Times there was a nice write up on winners and losers after the current trade deadline.  The following was written about our Rox, "The Rockies are a bad baseball team. Bad baseball teams don’t need veteran relievers. Bad baseball teams should trade veteran relievers for younger talent at positions with longer shelf lives. Betancourt and Belisle are high risk assets who can easily go from valuable commodity this year to worthless next year. The Mariners made this same decision with Brandon League a year ago, and they ended up essentially giving him away to the Dodgers. Relievers are inconsistent and should not be counted on as significant building blocks for your future. The Rockies simply whiffed on an opportunity to turn two good trade assets into something that could have helped the team get back to where they need to be. 2012 is a lost season in Colorado, but they could have at least salvaged something by selling high on their relievers when they had the chance."

Does this remind you of something? Is history repeating itself?  Do our leaders not learn anything from keeping Hawpe and Atkins for far too long.  Rox continue to standby players but hey our fearless leader continues to standby a worthless GM so we shouldn't expect much...

- Meanwhile in the same article one of the winners at the tradeline was the Dodgers.  Don't look now but if I had to guess Rox missed their chance in trying to win a division these last few years with the Dodgers being down.  With Dodgers new management they are going to become the Yankees of the West Coast.  Rox better find something they are good at because they are going to have to pull off some magic to win the division anytime soon...

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