Source: Denver Post
Not even Dinger or Ned Flanders believes the Rockies can turn this season around. They are buried, their starting pitchers all but carrying shovels to the mound since May 1.
The disappointment creates anger, demands for firings and frustration. Where that goes after this season remains uncertain, though some light might be shed when owner Dick Monfort and general manager Dan O'Dowd hold an interactive conference call with season-ticket holders Wednesday.
Any calls for patience will not exactly be embraced based on my e-mails and twitter messages.
The losing also creates freedom. The Rockies have an opportunity to find out what they have in young players, while trading some veterans to continue restocking the farm system.
They are too inexperienced to win this season. Too old in the everyday lineup to look forward to the future. This awful year provides the right time and place to assess and develop regardless of who is in charge come October.
For starters, the starters.
Beyond getting a read on Christian Friedrich and Alex White, it's time to promote Drew Pomeranz. He has received the message and fixed his mechanics in Triple-A. There's no sense of giving starts to Josh Outman when Pomeranz clearly is better. Let Outman go to the bullpen, where he is best suited, and bring back Pomeranz. He's a tough, talented kid. Give him the ball and let him figure some things out.
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