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Rockies To Weather The Storm

The Rockies, contrary to the three home runs hit last night, have not hit for much power this season. Ty Wigginton’s name came up as a possible trade addition because he has hit for power this season. Well, nothing has come of that yet.

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Owner Dick Monfort spoke to the Denver Post, noting that it will be hard to trade for a bat. He also added caution about adding a pitcher:

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“You never know. But we don’t have a lot of (financial) flexibility. We really don’t,” said Monfort, whose team’s payroll increased from $75 million to $85 million this season. “We are going to get (Jorge) De La Rosa back (on July 7). It’s not like getting Cliff Lee, but it’s sure like getting an Oswalt the way he has pitched. You’re talking about a big pitcher that we haven’t had for eight weeks. I think we are good with our pitching.”

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Monfort hits a point here: the answer is already within the organization. John Quincy Adams once said, “Go not abroad seeking monsters to destroy.” In the Rockies’ case, it should be, “Go not abroad looking for roster solutions.” Jorge De La Rosa will be one of the keys to the second half of the season.