Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Pox on the Rox

The newswires have been reporting that Michael Restovich was designated for assignment by the Colorado Rockies, but don't say his audition was a washout. In 34 plate appearances, he hit .290/.353/.452; and while he was in a regular platoon with Brad Hawpe for two weeks, Resto was hitting .346/.393/.538. Then Dustan Mohr returned from the DL, and Resto sat on the bench for nearly two weeks before he got a couple pinch-hitting turns and one more final start on Mother's Day in which he was 0-for-3 with a walk and a run scored.

Consider that the Rockies preferred to keep Dustan Mohr, a player two years older with a career line of .258/.335/.410 and currently batting .143/.200/.357 for Colorado, and one might take it as a clue to why that team is mired at the bottom of the NL with a 9-22 record.

Really, why would a club rebuilding from a 68-94 record last year and tanking so far this season make it any kind of priority to keep Dustan Mohr's the Pity rather than see what develops with a 26 year-old prospective talent, who performed very well in his audition for them as Michael Restovich did? I can only conclude that idiocy must be epidemic in the offices of Coors Field.

And their uniforms are ugly, too.


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