At about 7:45 this morning, while I was listening to the Mike & Mike show on ESPN radio, I officially became sick of the Super Bowl. Don't care any more. Wake me up when the Olympics start. Meanwhile, here's a bunch of links:
Due to the WB"C" and the club's recent history of slow starts, Colorado has a new philosophy for its starting pitchers this spring. Starters will throw every four days for the first few weeks. This article also clarifies that the only competition in the rotation will be for the fifth starter's spot, and the candidates are Zach Day and Sunny Kim.
Electronic Arts' new NCAA baseball game is in stores. I haven't had a chance to play it yet but you can read reviews here and here. It sounds like the gameplay is pretty fun, and there's never been a college baseball video game before. It's $30 new, not $50, which is a good incentive to buy. There's interviews regarding the game up on IGN with Roger Clemens and cover athlete David Maroul.
Tracy Ringolsby weighs in on the Rockies' novel new bullpen depth. Tracy says Colorado might be interested in adding Josh Fogg, the first I've heard of that. Fogg was really terrible last year and in fact has never been much good, but if he comes cheap it never hurts to have fallback options.
Finally, the John Sickels 2006 Prospect Book is out. If you take baseball at all seriously, you should have one of these. The book is pretty much invaluable in spring training, as it gives you something interesting to say about virtually every no-name you will see wearing your team's uniform in Florida or Arizona. Of course, this might not always be such a good thing. In Mesa in 2004 I enthusiastically informed a Cubs minor league pitching instructor that Andy Pratt was a C- prospect; it turned out it was Pratt's dad.