Trojan Pony wrote: Steve-o wrote:
John Perotto of BP on 4/1/09 wrote:The Rockies are expected to go with Huston Street as their closer to begin the year, but he'll be on a short leash with Manuel Corpas also in the bullpen.
What's his source? Sounds like speculation to me. Any one of us could have written that sentence.
Corpas has earned and deserves the role as he's had the better spring, even though it was close. So, performance factors are in the favor of Corpas. But as myself and others have mentioned money and the Rockies boosting Street's value for trade is leaning me towards listing Street 1st. Street is Arb eligible again this year and a free agent in '10. So, he's going to be very expensive to keep.
If Taylor Buchholtz were healthy, which he's not currently, and if relief prospect Casey Weathers hadn't needed TJ surgery, which he did, I'd say Street would be on the way out to a team in need of a closer as the Rockies pen would be stacked. But those things did happen. I think a lot will depend on the effectiveness of wild flame thrower Juan Morrillo, who is out of options. I'm going to keep it as is and go with Hurdle's initial statement saying whoever had the best spring would close, that would be Corpas by a hair. This one could go either way though.
Wow, wouldn't Street look good on the Tigers, Nationals, Mariners, Rays, or Cardinals???http://mlbcontracts.blogspot.com/2005/0 ... ckies.html