Monday, August 2, 2010

Somebody Talk To Todd!

Excerpts taken from Thomas Harding's piece on the Rockies official homepage.  
Rockies first baseman Todd Helton said his back and legs felt good after a three-day injury rehab assignment at Rookie-level Casper, but he hasn't heard from the club whether he'll be activated Tuesday.
Somebody talk to Todd!
He returned to Denver on Monday and met with doctors, but said he had yet to consult with the club about whether he will return for Tuesday's start of a key two-game series with the Giants at Coors Field.
Somebody talk to Todd!
Helton said the decision would come after a discussion with the team.
Seriously... Somebody talk to Todd!

Am I off base in thinking it's strange Helton hasn't had a conversation with Dan O'Dowd or Jim Tracy or Keith Dugger or Dinger or somebody with a little say in the Rockies organization?

He's your greatest player ever.  Communicate with him.

I can't believe they didn't have conversations right away last night or even early this morning.  I don't get it.  What's the hold up?

Post All-Star Break Player Rankings

17 games is a very small sample size, but this is how I would rank the Rockies players and their performance so far in the second half of the season.
  1. Carlos Gonzalez
  2. Ryan Spilborghs
  3. Manny Corpas
  4. Jeff Francis
  5. Seth Smith
  6. Ian Stewart
  7. Melvin Mora
  8. Chris Iannetta
  9. Jorge De La Rosa
  10. Miguel Olivo
  11. Dexter Fowler
  12. Troy Tulowitzki
  13. Jonathan Herrera
  14. Taylor Buchholz
  15. Matt Belisle
  16. Clint Barmes
  17. Huston Street
  18. Jason Hammel
  19. Randy Flores
  20. Ubaldo Jimenez
  21. Rafael Betancourt
  22. Brad Hawpe
  23. Joe Beimel
  24. Aaron Cook
  25. Jason Giambi