The last days of sweat …

Manager Clint Hurdle announced the position players for his Opening Day roster, but until the team takes the field Monday against the D-backs no one can be sure.

This makes for nervous moments for some players.

– Utility man Jeff Baker is considered a player who could hit for power with regular playing time. Manager Clint Hurdle will try to find that for him, but there’s always a shot that another team with a greater opportunity for him at third base may want to make a trade.

– It looks as if right-hander Juan Morillo will make the squad. Morillo is out of options but has pitched well enough in camp to earn a job. However, the Denver Post reported Wednesday that the Rockies are considering trading for the Rays’ Jason Hammel, a starter type, or the Cubs’ Chad Gaudin.

Right-hander Matt Belisle, who looks to be the odd man out with the Rockies, also is in a fluid situation, since deals could open a spot for him here or something could pop elsewhere.

3 Comments

Hey Thomas!

I just wanted to let you know I linked your blog on Tight Ends and Hot Rox! I enjoy reading your posts, I can’t wait to read more.

-Katie (http://tightrox.blogspot.com/)

Mr. Harding

I don’t know why the Rockies would let a talented player like Morillo go to another team. I think that a lot of people have forgotten that the KID is only 23 years old and has a tremendous outlook infront of him. Trading for Chad Gaudin or Jason Hammel is just a dumb move in my opinion, because we have so much depth already for starting pitchers, even if one struggles, we have so many at the Triple A level. In your opinion, do you think keeping Morillo would be logical, or is it worth it to keep Belisile and get another starter?
Also, I went to spring training March 7-11 and met you outside. I was picked for bat boy and I forget the guy’s name that picked me. He goes to Pima Community College and will be working the away clubhouse next year. I believe he was the clubhouse assistant possibly? I just want to send a thank you to him if thats possible. If you can just let me know anything you can find out, my email is drr3@hood.edu. Thank you!
-Doug (from New Jersey)
http://rockiesmania.mlblogs.com

Katie, thanks so much for the link, and I’ll follow your thoughts on Jay Cutler on your blog. That situation has gone crazy. And, Doug, I’ll see if I can get you some info …

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