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YankeeFan28
06-23-2010, 08:54 AM
If you want to know why the Rockies are in no rush to acquire a second baseman now that Clint Barmes is back at shortstop, take a look at the team’s upcoming schedule.

The Rockies on Tuesday night began a trying stretch of seven straight series against opponents with winning records.

Club officials, before determining whether to become actual buyers, want to make sure the team stays in contention without injured shortstop Troy Tulowitzki.

As FOXSports.com’s Tracy Ringolsby reported Monday, the Orioles’ Ty Wigginton is of interest to the Rockies. Under the right circumstances, a trade could come together quickly. But rather than make an immediate run at Wigginton or the Marlins’ Dan Uggla, the Rockies prefer — for now — to stick with Jonathan Herrera at second.

If Herrera proves inadequate, the team could turn to Chris Nelson or eventually Eric Young Jr., who is recovering from a stress fracture in his right tibia. But Young, while intriguing offensively, is a poor defender.

The Rockies believe their pitching is only getting stronger — Huston Street came off the disabled list Tuesday night, and left-hander Jorge De La Rosa and righty Taylor Buchholz are close to beginning rehabilitation assignments.

Tulowitzki, recovering from a broken left wrist, likely will be out until at least Aug. 1. By mid- to late July, the Rockies will have a better idea of who they are — and what they need to do.http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/MLB-latest-news-from-June-052910

Pinstripe pride
06-23-2010, 09:39 AM
probally a good move. hate to be one of those teams that gives up talent for a rental and then fall out of the race

Gunzito22
06-23-2010, 11:30 AM
probally a good move. hate to be one of those teams that gives up talent for a rental and then fall out of the race

...or sells prematurely...

mr. bam
06-23-2010, 03:16 PM
I could see Uggla going to Colorado and thriving.