Josh Fogg signs a minor-league deal with a chance to win the fifth starter spot. He probably won't. Fogg, as we've discussed, isn't good. He certainly violates the Better Than Mike Esposito principle. That's not at issue as the guys he really needs to worry about are Zach Day and Sunny Kim. At this juncture I would say the early leader is Kim, seeing as he alone among the three has in fact pitched well, if ephemerally so, for the Rockies. Fogg is not particularly good at inducing ground balls, tends to give up lots of homers, and doesn't strike people out. I mean, at least Jamey Wright had a great pickoff move. I'm not sure what this guy brings to the table.
Spring training is pretty well nigh, meaning the local media is taking a few seconds from salivating over the possibility of Terrell Owens as a Bronco to dis the Rockies. You've heard it all before. There is one amusing factual error in Jim Armstrong's Post piece however. "No other owner would have kept his GM around for six straight last- or next-to-last-place finishes," he writes. Dude, haven't you ever heard the legend of Chuck LaMar?