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Broncoholic3233
02-10-2013, 09:22 PM
Napoleon, French dictator for life, was exiled to Elba in 1814.

But he returned a year later.

Dealin' Dan O'Dowd, Rockies dictator for life, was exiled to Modesto last year.

But he's returning this spring.

It is well to remember that in 1815 Napoleon met his Waterloo, and was banished, permanently this time, to St. Helena.

Will O'Dowd finally confront his Waterloo in 2013? Not likely.

How long, Colorado, O how long?

The Rockies' pitchers and catchers report to spring training Sunday.
In their first 20 years of existence, the Rockies have finished last or next to last in the division 15 times. They have never won the National League West.

So, how optimistic should we be?

Considering that the Rockies lost 98 games last year, ended up dead-man-walking last, 30 games out, made the situation so untenable and miserable for manager Jim Tracy he resigned, did almost nothing in the offseason to improve, grading "F" for hot-stove league acquisitions, and that the starting pitching remains as vulnerable as the tethered goat in "Jurassic Park," as they say in Modesto when their team takes the field, "Nuts!"

Dan The Dictator and Dick The Owner, who had the brilliant idea of piggyback pitching (which became a porker of a problem and a complete catastrophe), have done it again.

A year ago Tracy, a quality manager, was given a handshake indefinite contract extension that I challenged Dick Monfort about at the batting cage in spring training. He said Tracy would be with the Rox for a long time which turned out to be seven months. New manager Walt Weiss, stolen away from Regis Jesuit High School, is respected so much he was presented with a one-year contract. Keep the porch light on, Mrs. Weiss.

That's weird new math. In real reality O'Dowd lives in a surreal world the Rockies have gone to the postseason only three times in 21 seasons. In the past 10 years (and the 13 that O'Dowd has been dictator), they've reached the postseason twice. Neither measures up to his 2.7. Where's that roughly 0.7 come from?

Of the four most recent expansion teams, the Rockies have produced the worst results.

The Marlins, who were coupled with the Rox, won the World Series twice. The Rays and the Diamondbacks were added five seasons later. Tampa Bay has gotten to the postseason three times in the past five years (and won its difficult division twice), and Arizona, a model and market almost identical to Colorado, has reached the postseason five times and won a World Series.

Dan shouldn't spout his hooey. Phooey.

The truth about 2013 is that the Rockies aren't as adequately armed in the division as the Giants defending world champions and the Dodgers who loaded up and the Diamondbacks who have assembled a solid rotation. The Rockies might rival the woeful Padres.

There are even questions about the Rockies' offense.

Troy Tulowitzki returns from injury and should be a big bat. But Carlos Gonzalez has to elevate his pedestrian numbers .303 batting average with 22 home runs and 85 RBIs. Michael Cuddyer, as expected here, was an expensive bust at .260, 16 and 58. Blame Dealin' Dud. Who knows how much gas Todd Helton has remaining in the tank? Who's on third and can any of them hit home runs?

And Wilin Rosario was good hit, bad catch.

The Rockies became very average defensively without Tulo last year.

The relief staff could be as strong as last season, but the starting bunch is a dilemma inside a quandary within a predicament.

The 10 candidates for the five- or four- or eight-man rotation had a combined record in 2012 on the major-league level of 27-56. Only Jeff Francis, from the recycle bin, won as many as a half-dozen games. Sure, the Rockies had crucial injury issues from Jorge De La Rosa to Jhoulys Chacin to Juan Nicasio but Drew Pomeranz (2-9) and Alex White (2-9), the two young, vital pieces of the Ubaldo Jimenez trade, stunk. White already has been dealt. And the Rockies invited in a fellow who was 3-12 with the Royals.

Don't forget that O'Dowd is the same dictator who was responsible for Jeremy Guthrie, Jamie Moyer and that dreadful staff last season.

Tracy wanted no part of that mess O'Dowd and Monfort created.

Napoleon would turn his hat sideways, stick his hand in his shirt and demand exile to the Tri-City Dust Devils. If only we were so lucky.


Read more: Paige: Colorado Rockies a mess even before season begins - The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/paige/ci_22558174/woody-paige-colorado-rockies-mess-even-before-season#ixzz2KYqKkeB8

58_VONDOOM_92
02-10-2013, 09:27 PM
I really have a hard time supporting the Rockies till that fool is gone. Worse GM in the game

Broncoholic3233
02-10-2013, 09:37 PM
I really have a hard time supporting the Rockies till that fool is gone. Worse GM in the game

No. You are wrong. He's the best in the game. Just ask him and Dick.

58_VONDOOM_92
02-10-2013, 09:46 PM
Haha before we know it we will be trading Cargo for a bag of peanuts.

Broncoholic3233
02-10-2013, 09:48 PM
Haha before we know it we will be trading Cargo for a bag of peanuts.

and i will tag along if that's the case until O'Dowd is removed

58_VONDOOM_92
02-10-2013, 09:49 PM
and i will tag along if that's the case until O'Dowd is removed
I guess what ever it takes till they finally get a hint

The Experience
02-10-2013, 10:01 PM
O'Dowd is not the only problem.

The biggest problem lies with ownership. They are greedy scumbags who I have zero respect for as baseball men and as human beings.

Broncoholic3233
02-10-2013, 10:14 PM
Yes...the Monfort's are turrible too.

Atwnbroncfan
02-11-2013, 08:59 AM
I've been saying for years that O'Dowd is the worst GM in baseball. I was flamed for it constantly, on here and elsewhere. I'm glad people are finally realizing it.

Then again this isn't out of the ordinary for Rockies ownership they get a face of the franchise, pay him then sit on him or years and do nothing to actually win. 07 and 09 were flukes.

msusc
02-11-2013, 11:27 AM
Normally I hate reading Paige's articles because of all the hyperbole he uses, but he is spot on here. The rockies are going to have a hard time being successful under O'dowd and the monforts.

Bronco51
02-11-2013, 11:40 AM
Why so gloom everyone? I mean they did land Jeff Francis this offseason. :rolleyes: And I will admit I am part of the problem because I still continue to buy season tickets which in a way supports this knucklehead regime. But I love baseball too much to have them ruin it for me, as much as they have tried to recently.

Broncoholic3233
02-11-2013, 11:43 AM
I've been saying for years that O'Dowd is the worst GM in baseball. I was flamed for it constantly, on here and elsewhere. I'm glad people are finally realizing it.

Then again this isn't out of the ordinary for Rockies ownership they get a face of the franchise, pay him then sit on him or years and do nothing to actually win. 07 and 09 were flukes.

In my time on this board I've never once seen anyone defend or backup O'dowd or the Monforts.

They appear to me to be widely hated throughout this board and the state in general.

Broncoholic3233
02-11-2013, 11:43 AM
Why so gloom everyone? I mean they did land Jeff Francis this offseason. :rolleyes: And I will admit I am part of the problem because I still continue to buy season tickets which in a way supports this knucklehead regime. But I love baseball too much to have them ruin it for me, as much as they have tried to recently.

Francis is nice and all. But what we really need is a 50 year old pitcher to face off against the likes of Stanton.

Anyone have any ideas? 60 mph fastball prefered.

Houshmazode
02-11-2013, 01:41 PM
Francis is nice and all. But what we really need is a 50 year old pitcher to face off against the likes of Stanton.

Anyone have any ideas? 60 mph fastball prefered.
I heard Curt Schilling wants to make a comeback.

The only way that the clowns who rockies will finally acknowledge that they are baseball's biggest morons is if the attendance drops to the last in the league.

Broncoholic3233
02-11-2013, 01:56 PM
Mike Hampton perhaps? I feel like we didn't pay him enough last time and need to make it up to him

Bronco51
02-11-2013, 01:58 PM
I heard Curt Schilling wants to make a comeback.

The only way that the clowns who rockies will finally acknowledge that they are baseball's biggest morons is if the attendance drops to the last in the league.

Francis cost them 1.5 million, which makes Schilling worth at least 4 million. I heard he is bankrupt so maybe a 5 year deal is a good idea. O'Dowd is in his office crafting this deal as we speak. And I would not be surprised to see an invite extended to him to attend spring training.

Houshmazode
02-11-2013, 03:19 PM
:laugh:. Juan Marichal probably has some left in the tank, as long as Giambi is willing to share some of his PEDs.

86Elwayfan
02-12-2013, 10:32 AM
Why so gloom everyone? I mean they did land Jeff Francis this offseason. :rolleyes: And I will admit I am part of the problem because I still continue to buy season tickets which in a way supports this knucklehead regime. But I love baseball too much to have them ruin it for me, as much as they have tried to recently.

I don't buy season tix but I am part of the problem as well. I go to about 10 games a year. I will be honest for me it is less about baseball and more about being out on a beautiful Colorado summer night. (which are almost always perfect) and getting to hang out with friends i don't see that often. That's the thing. The Monforts have a gorgeous stadium in the heart of downtown and so people come to games. Often times (at this point its less about baseball and more about being downtown for a lot of people) which means even if their product is bad people will still be there. They benefit from being in a great state more than anything. I would love for a respectable owner to buy them out (as they do nothing positive for CO baseball) but as long as they do well attendance wise i can't see them selling anytime soon.

Bronco51
02-12-2013, 11:13 AM
I don't buy season tix but I am part of the problem as well. I go to about 10 games a year. I will be honest for me it is less about baseball and more about being out on a beautiful Colorado summer night. (which are almost always perfect) and getting to hang out with friends i don't see that often. That's the thing. The Monforts have a gorgeous stadium in the heart of downtown and so people come to games. Often times (at this point its less about baseball and more about being downtown for a lot of people) which means even if their product is bad people will still be there. They benefit from being in a great state more than anything. I would love for a respectable owner to buy them out (as they do nothing positive for CO baseball) but as long as they do well attendance wise i can't see them selling anytime soon.

Totally agree! I am still in my ongoing pursuit to see all of the major league stadiums (I am stuck @ 22 right now). And without a doubt Coors field is in my top 5. And the Blake Street Knuckleheads know this and will expoit it to its fullest. As long as the Cubs, Cardinals, Reds, and Phillies come into town every year, they will always have good crowds. And then add the Red Sox and Yankees this year, they will have a money printing machine in LoDo. Such a shame because there are a ton of actual baseball who get subjected to minimal effort from the higher ups and just have to eat it.

Broncoholic3233
02-12-2013, 01:57 PM
I got to 1/3-1/4 of the games. Usually about 25-35 depending on the year and my schedules.

I go for the game of baseball. To win. I hate the happy go lucky fans at the end of the game when we lose. It bugs me. And I hate the wave.