just heard this on the fan. Def a piece that needed to go but, hardly the only reason we stink. Its a start!
wel and now they are changing their tune....
Apodaca moves into role as a special assistant to the general manager. Move was at his request.
we're still screwed!
I hope you're right. The head that needs to roll is O'dud's, of course. Yeah, the pitching coach needed "refreshing" but all Apodaca had to work with was what O'duh supplied him with.
The official word is that Apodaca requested the reassignment--Trace said the man was mentally & physically 'tired," is that only a cover story? Anybody know differently on this?
Co-coaches, oh, lordie. A 4-man rotation; 75 pitch limit--the Rockies are really gras0ping at straws.
DLR isn't expected back til Sept at the earliest; Chacin & Nicasio are both on 15 day DL. Honestly, I think Jeff Francis is a breath of fresh air! That's how sorry a** we've become.
But hope springs eternal in the game of baseball. I hope O'duh, the "best GM in the league," is the next to go.
Who scouts these guys has to answer to Dan, right? No, I'm becoming convinced that Dan is a huge part of the problem, as it's been pointed out to me repeatedly this summer that the Owners will be happy with the product on the field as they laugh all the way to the bank.
A boycott is never going to happen, alas, for all the reasons delineated by Saturn & others. Not every one rooting for the Rox are rabid fans like we are.
But I keep thinking about Billy Beane & his success with the A's (I didn't read the book, but Moneyball was pretty interesting). We need that stat nerd to tell O'duh what pieces we can get for cheap to build a team. Of course, Dan would actually have to listen and think thru all that, so even an Einstein mathematian maybe wouldn't be enough for O'd.
(Cripes, Christian just gave up a solo HR in the 2nd.)
Doesn't it seem like there's a fantasy land in the FO? Tracy always the up-guy; the owners saying he & Dan have jobs for life; Dan telling us ad nauseum we have to be patient while the young talent gets strong? (Cripes, Christian just gave up a standup double. And now a single.) It's all about the pitching, dudes...
Ok, here comes one of the co-coaches out to the mound.
But I'm sliding over to WinR's camp, & I've been reading a lot about the Rocks' problems & O'duh's shortcomings. Man, if I had as poor of a track record at my job as DO'd does, I'd be canned so fast, & I bet that's true for all of you as well. Thirteen years & only one trip to the WS--with all the talent this club has had?! Both O & D--maybe not pitching except for a few good yrs from Ubaldo; and oney, what 4 years over .500? There's a systemic problem with the decision-makers.
I just said this on the article on the home page, but I'll say it again, because it's just so preposterous.
Where else in the entire world would this happen? You s uck at your job, and so you ask your boss not to make you do it anymore, and will he please give you another job? And the clincher . . . he does! Gaaaaah!!
Anyway, I wouldn't at all doubt that it didn't even happen this way; that he actually WAS fired, and they're just spinning it this way to make it look better for him. Who knows.