Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Hollidazed

When I approach rappers be taking notes
I drop like I shoulda invented the raincoat…

When you throw one budding MLB superstar, a pair of boob owners, super agent Scott Boras, uber-stat geek Billy Beane, a puppeted Rockies’ GM, and boatloads of moola into the hot stove league, you get what came through today: The Colorado Rockies completely crapping their pants.

In the realm of Denver sports’ trades, yesterday’s dealing of Matt Holliday is undoubtedly number one on the Casey Kasem countdown. It was just wrong on so many levels. The lowballing of a player of Holliday’s ilk; the trade to another mid-market team, the A’s, whose GM is known for flipping and treating his trading partners like a leather-clad dominatrix; the players received in return: a closer who lost that job halfway through the season, a 17 game loser who all scouts agree is a #4 or #5 starter, and a .241 hitter; the Rox insistence that Seth Smith is a comparable replacement; the team tring to sneak it through in football season and days after the Billups trade; their neglecting to wait out the other MLB free agents to see where they end up.

Everyway it is sliced, it is just a piss poor deal reflecting on the utter incompetence (or unwillingness to win) of the front office. The Rox had their moment in the sun, and in 13 months have followed up the near-hysteria with ticket increases, a losing record, an imbalanced trade of the franchise’s best player, and there will be more jettisoned players to follow. As always, good seats available all year.

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Anonymous skyler ulbrecht said...

amaking the number of poeple Ive run across and on the msg boards adn radio who say they are done with the team. I realize emotions are high right now, but I think alot of people are serious.

6:29 AM  
Anonymous Spotwood said...

Not terribly surprising, most people are just waiting for a reason to be fans. 2007 was a perfect example.

I only disagree with one part of the Commish's post.

I disagree that the haul they got for Matt is that bad. Yes, Huston Street is probably done. But there are a lot of reports that they are trying to flip him to Tampa for one of their extra starters since Price is moving into the rotation this year. Gonzales, while hitting .241 has only had 300 AB's in the bigs and is only 23. Hell, most Rockies' 'young' players are already in their upper 20's when they come up. So I think his best days are still ahead of him, and it's not going to hurt being able to hit at Coors for 81 games a year.

I'm just not sold on the fact that some team was going to overpay for him at the deadline to be a 2 month rental and then lose him to Boras ridiculous contract demands.

12:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the enduring legacy is that if Gonzales gets to Holiday's level, he too will be traded in 2014 or whenever. shit message to your fans and team. FU monforts.

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