|Today I'm continuing my 30-part MLB preview
2005 Record: .414 (67-95), last place in NL West
2004 Record: .420 (68-96)
Who's Out: Todd Greene (C), Dan Miceli (RP), Jamey Wright (P)
Who’s New: Jamey Carroll (INF), Josh Fogg (P)
Notes: I hate to break it to those faithful fans saying rosary prayers for the Rockies, but it doesn’t look like they are setting up for a takeover of the NL west this year — although anything is possible in that division. The Rockies made very few moves during the off-season, and blockbuster moves they most certainly were not. 32-year-old Carroll spent the last four years with the Expos-cum-Nationals, and aside from a promising first year, he’s been average at best. He does offer the Rockies some flexibility, though, as he has experience at second base, shortstop, and third. 29-year-old Fogg pitched with the Pirates for four seasons as both a starter and a reliever, and despite relatively high ERA and WHIP numbers the Rockies are hopeful that he will do well enough to possibly compete for a spot in the starting rotation. Shortstop Clint Barmes should also be available for the complete 2006 season—as long as he’s not heaving any more deer meat over his shoulders this winter—and with his talent, he could rival Helton for star of the team.
Next up: Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Labels: 2006 team profiles