Rockies To Keep “Weathering The Storm”

Rockies owner Dick Monfort told Troy Renck of the Denver Post that his club probably can’t add a hitter and probably doesn’t need a pitcher. Despite rumblings connecting the Rockies to infielders such as Dan Uggla and Ty Wigginton, Monfort says deals for star hitters are easier discussed than completed.

"I don't think we can add a bat” Monfort said. “I mean, who's going to trade you something you want? It's especially hard to get a right-handed bat. We have plenty of left-handed bats."

Monfort didn’t rule out adding an arm, but said he thinks the Rockies “are good” in terms of pitching, especially since Jorge de la Rosa should return early next month. Taylor Buchholz is also on his way back and Huston Street has joined the club already. Since those pitchers are returning and adding a power bat would be difficult, Monfort thinks the Rockies are “better off weathering the storm.”

It became apparent yesterday that the 38-33 Rockies won't likely acquire infielders soon, even though they're missing a regular until Troy Tulowitzki's wrist heals.


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