Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Please try to enjoy the offseason

I know, it's not always easy and sometimes it's not even possible, but people just get so worked up over every little detail or rumor throughout the hot stove season. And that's a problem, because there are dozens of those coming out every day.

The Rockies are going to be linked to a lot of players. Heck, at one time or another they will likely be mentioned as interested in every single free agent or trade candidate that has a pulse and sound ligaments that isn't in the upper echelon of talent. I know, we want that upper echelon talent coming to Colorado, but spending tons of money on one or two players would do little to help this team anyway.

Then again, spreading the money around to a lot of high-risk/low reward talent won't either. But just because they're linked to a Grady Sizemore or once again to a Jeff Francis, doesn't mean they necessarily sign that player or even really want that player. They just have to cover their bases in case plans don't work.

If Plan A doesn't work, you can't just call Plan B the next day and say hey we're interested now. You have to show interest, establish communication and give yourself options. That goes right on down the line to Plan Z. A lot of those guys know they aren't any teams first option, but that doesn't mean you can ignore them until you reach your desperation point.

So really, please, just try to relax when you hear J.C. Romero is still on their radar. Sure, he could very well end up coming back, but there should be a long way to go before they need to seriously consider that.

And don't get too worked up about Mark Ellis signing with the Dodgers. I like Mark as a second baseman.but there's little reason for anyone to give him two-years at almost $9 million, and no reason for the Rockies to do so when he doesn't solve anything for them offensively or give them flexibility defensively.

We're not even to Thanksgiving yet. A lot of time for a lot of things to start happening. Try saving the discontent for January if we're still in the same position we're in now. It'll help you live longer and you might even enjoy the holidays this year.

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