Ryan Shealy and Scott Dohmann out, Denny Bautista and Jeremy Affeldt in. Affeldt is a failed starting prospect who has showed some flair as a LOOGY in the past months. Clint Hurdle can now play matchups to his heart's content. Bautista is just pretty much a failure. Personally, I think Shealy for both of those guys might not have been a fair deal for Colorado. Dohmann has a lot of potential, and he has a rabid underground fanbase. It's not his fault he's righthanded. He will be missed.
I have a favor to ask you all. My parents and I are going to the Rockies-Brewers game tonight (Aaron Cook-Chris Capuano, pretty nice pitching matchup). My folks are deeply skeptical about my plans to make a living as a baseball/pop culture talking head. If you are coming to the game tonight, it would be great if you could walk up to me and say, "Hey! It's Mark Donohue, beloved Rockies expert and operator of Bad Altitude!" We'll be sitting in the rightfield bleachers and I'll be wearing my good-luck purple Helton jersey.