Catching competition is a good thing

Yorvit Torrealba wants to stay with the Rockies. The Rockies want him. A two-year deal in the $5 million to $5.5 million range is close to happening, possibly as soon as today.

The Rockies have stated that they want Chris Iannetta to add high average to his proven power, and hope to sign him to a multi-year deal to show how much they want that to happen. However, manager Jim Tracy doesn’t sound like a man who is going to just give Iannetta the catching job and not give Torrealba a chance to be the man again.

You know what? I like competition,” Tracy said Wednesday. “When you’re a good baseball team and you have interest in being a

good baseball team consistently year in and year out, I don’t like the term entitlement or the sense of it to filter into our clubhouse.

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