"This is the best depth we’ve had since I’ve been here," said Bob Apodaca, the Rockies’ pitching coach.
With Aaron Cook, Ubaldo Jimenez, Jason Marquis, Jorge De La Rosa, Franklin Morales, Greg Reynolds, Jason Hirsh and Josh Fogg all in camp, there’s no reason to rush out and grab a free agent arm.
"They’re really deep," the injured Jeff Francis said Thursday. "I mean, there’s what, six guys going for the fifth starting spot? So I’m not going to stand here and say they’re not going to miss me, but I’m also not going to say that they’re not going to be OK without me because there’s a lot of talent out there and there’s guys that can step in and fill some holes."