Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Purple Row Radio - 12/6/11

Welcome back to Purple Row Radio! On this edition, Andrew and I are once again joined by Paul Agnello (Resolution) to catch up on the offseason so far.

- What do we think of the Chris Iannetta/Tyler Chatwood trade?
- Where does Chatwood fit into an already complicated array of young pitching depth?
- The Ty Wigginton trade.
- Looking ahead to the Winter Meetings.
- What is up with all of these multiyear deals?
- Which, if any, of Huston Street, Ian Stewart and Seth Smith will still be Rockies at the end of the week?

We recorded this podcast last night, before Kevin Slowey was signed, so nothing on that for now.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Purple Row Radio - 10/24/11

Welcome to this postseason edition of Purple Row Radio!

On this edition, Andrew and I are joined by Purple Row comment favorite Resolution to discuss the following topics and more:

- Who do each of us want to see win the World Series?
- Why is it so difficult for some to move past the disappointing 2011 Colorado season?
- Greg breaks down the roster moves made thus far, and explains why at least one more round of cuts is going to be necessary before we can even worry about the tender deadline.
- Who are the obvious trade candidates, and who else is a likely departure from the Rockies headed into next year?
- Do you need teeth to eat a soul?

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Purple Row Radio - 9/29/11

Welcome back to this special edition of Purple Row Radio, celebrating the merciful end to the Rockies 2011 season.
On this edition, Andrew and I discuss the following topics and more:

- Why this season ranks for us amongst the worst in Rockies history, even if the final record doesn't reflect it.
- How does the late-September collapse of 2011 mirror 2010's, and how do they differ?
- Why does Andrew think Jim Tracy's choices regarding the playing time of certain players is one of the most significant 2011 issues that was actually avoidable?
- Why does Greg want to purge this season from everyone's mind (the fans as well as the team) and ensure everyone moves on as quickly as possible?
- The surprising downfall of Ubaldo Jimenez.
- Why the Rockies should be pleased with the seasons of Troy Tulowitzki, Calos Gonzalez and Todd Helton.

We'll be back sometime after the divisional series for a postseason show.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Purple Row Radio - 9/14/11

Hey all, we've got another podcast uploaded at last. Unfortunately, it remains difficult to get these uploaded correctly.

On this edition, Andrew and I discuss the following topics and more:
- Our impressions of certain September callups.
- What were Andrew's impressions of Drew Pomeranz' start?
- What are the chances Pomeranz will make the team straight out of Spring Training 2012? What factors work for or against this?
- What will be Jordan Pacheco's role with the Rockies going forward?
- Why is Wilin Rosario's 2012 fate still so unclear?

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Purple Row Radio - 8/29/11 Part One

Purple Row Radio is back. On this edition, Andrew and I discuss the following topics and more:

- Cats
- Andrew's impressions of Alex White's first start (this was recorded before White's start against Arizona).
- The balk calls on Esmil Rogers and Matt Reynolds.
- Umpires that involve themselves in the outcome of the game.
- September callup possibilities.
- How does Ian Stewart's lack of playing time at the MLB level this year relate to other players?

Purple Row Radio - 8/29/11 Part Two

Part two of the August 29th episode.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Purple Row Radio - 8/16/11 Part One

This podcast gets harder and harder to produce with regularity. We're still not sure if an episode will happen next week. If something big happens, probably. If not, then doubtful.

Regardless, here's a two part podcast once again for the time being. A day late (contrary to what I say in the show, they are clearly still having upload issues).

On this edition, Andrew and I discuss the following topics and more:
- Las Vegas.
- Why Andrew likes Jason Giambi even though his roster spot still doesn't make a ton of sense.
- The signings of Kevin Millwood and J.C. Romero.
- How do Millwood and Romero compare to previous Rockies late season signings?
- The signing of Tyler Anderson.
- How is Anderson's presumed position in the organization different now compared to when he was drafted? Hint: Jimenez trade.
- The quick healing of Juan Nicasio, something to be glad about during this time of a rotten season.

Purple Row Radio - 8/16/11 Part Two

Part Two of the August 16th episode.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Purple Row Radio - 8/1/11 Part One

Uploading issues continue, but we're back again. Until this issue is resolved, expect episodes to be posted sometime on Tuesdays. Once again, this episode is in two parts. They can be listened to back to back.

On this edition, Zombie Andrew and I discuss the following topics and more:
- The Denver Museum of Nature and Science.
- The trade deadline around the NL West, including discussion on Carlos Beltran, Brad Ziegler, and confusion about Trayvon Robinson.
- The Ubaldo Jimenez trade.
- What other contributions Jimenez made to the organization beyond actual game performance, including a radical change on the perception of pitchers in Coors Field.
- We break down the four new Rockies players (or three, until Drew Pomeranz can be traded in two weeks).
- Why do the two of us find it foolish that the organization wants to immediately convert Joe Gardner into a reliever?
- More on the roster crunch: who is at risk to be traded post-deadline, or let go in the offseason?

Purple Row Radio - 8/1/11 Part Two

Part Two of the August 1st episode.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Purple Row Radio - 7/25/11 Part 1

After several frustrating attempts at uploading our most recent podcast, that included changing the file size, the browser, the location, the internet connection and even the order in which I did everything, I just could not get the file to upload correctly.

Enter SB Nation's support team. While there is still no known cause for my difficulties in the upload, they were glad to do me a favor and upload the podcast themselves. The file was too large for me to e-mail to them outright, which means I had to split what was originally one podcast into two pieces. So you'll have two downloads that add up to one total podcast. Make sure you listen to them in order.

I'd like to thank the folks at support again for all the help, and hopefully they'll figure out a way for me to be able to properly upload the files again

On this edition, Andrew and I discuss the following topics and more:

- Star Trek (wooo).
- The forthcoming non-waiver trade deadline, specifically how it relates to the following players:
- Chris Iannetta
- Ubaldo Jimenez
- Jason Hammel
- Huston Street
- Ryan Spilborghs
- Ty Wigginton
- Ian Stewart
- Dexter Fowler

Purple Row Radio - 7/25/11 Part 2

Part 2 of the podcast.

Monday, July 25, 2011


This episode has been delayed due to technical difficulties. We should have it up later today the 25th, or tomorrow the 26th. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Purple Row Radio - 7/18/11

After a break, PRR returns, as Andrew and I discuss the following topics and more.

- Weather this past week.
- Movies (hooray for me!)
- The Ubaldo Jimenez trade rumors.
- Why is it reasonable that Dan O'Dowd listens to these offers, and how could a trade be beneficial to us?
- Why does the current state of the minor league system help suggest the possibility for a major trade of some sort?
- What are some of the difficulties regarding the management of a system for an organization that relies largely on homegrown talent?
- Ian Stewart and Dexter Fowler back with the team.
- Why do these two players have such a significant role in the future of this team?

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Purple Row Radio - 7/4/11

Welcome to this special holiday edition perfectly regular edition of Purple Row Radio! Listen as Andrew and I discuss the following topics and more:

- The Simpsons and Futurama (clearly practice for a future television podcast... one day...)
- The Mark Ellis acquisition.
- Why is Chris Nelson still Greg's projected heir to the second base position in 2012, and why could that easily change in the coming months?
- Why does Ellis remind Andrew of Clint Barmes (and how is he different?)
- What's the deal with the strange roster shuffling over the past few days, and why wasn't Cole Garner called up?
- Our thoughts (or lack thereof) on the All Star Game roster.
- Does Todd Helton have any chance at winning an All Star roster spot?
- Bennett Hipp (aka SCrebel10)
of Talking Chop joins us to discuss the upcoming Braves series.
- What does Bennett think of the four Braves All Star selections?
- How are the Braves different and/or the same after the Bobby Cox era?

Read Bennett Hipp's work over at Talking Chop.


Sunday, June 26, 2011

Purple Row Radio - 6/27/11

Welcome back to Purple Row Radio!

On this edition, Andrew and I discuss the following topics and more:

- Biking.
- Impressions of the Yankees series; what we wanted and what we actually got.
- Aaron Cook's current situation upcoming at the end of the year (or sooner).
- What should be done with Cook in the meantime?
- If we were to move Cook out of the rotation, who could replace him?
- Why Greg thinks Eric Young Jr's spot in the team has to do with Dexter Fowler's weaknesses, and why Andrew thinks Cole Garner should be here instead.


Monday, June 20, 2011

Purple Row Radio - 6/20/11

Welcome back to Purple Row Radio! On this edition, Andrew and I get very distracted and talk about the following random things and (probably) more:

- Rockies players playing through games with broken bones. Cool!
- What exactly does it mean to be on the 40 Man Roster and the 60 Day Disabled List? Whoa!
- Why did Matt Pagnozzi get the call as opposed to Eliezer Alfonzo or Jordan Pacheco? Awesome!
- Flashback to backup catchers of years past, including names such as Alvin Colina, Edwin Bellorin and Geronimo Gil. Radical!
- Why Jason Hammel and Huston Street give such great interviews. Totally sweet!
- Andrew takes another look at the progress of Charlie Blackmon and Chris Nelson as they continue their quests for long-term opportunities with the Rockies. Wow!
- What can we expect from the upcoming Indians series? .... exclamation!
- Producing a podcast. .... Seriously?
- Plenty of other nonsense.

Note: this episode is not, in fact, a toy commercial.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Purple Row Radio - 6/13/11

Welcome to this special realignment edition of Purple Row Radio (seriously, that's about all we talk about)! On this edition, Andrew and I discuss:

- Something unusual and possibly Rockies related that I discovered at work.
- We break down the new realignment proposal and compare it to some of the other common proposals.
- We each cover our opinions on this realignment and realignment in general.
- Why do I want to keep divisional play but, possibly even more radically, remove the league separation?
- All sorts of other opinions on interleague play, the DH, and more.
- Why Andrew is impressed with Chris Nelson.
- Why this is a huge opportunity for Nelson, and why by contrast, Charlie Blackmon doesn't have to make the impression Nelson does right now. 

Monday, June 6, 2011

Purple Row Radio - 6/6/11

On this edition of Purple Row Radio, Andrew and I discuss:

- The promotion of Rex Brothers.
- Andrew's thoughts on the difficulty trying to diagnose the team's offensive struggles.
- Our new waiver claims Josh Roenicke and Ryan Rohlinger.
- Why waiver claimed players often get claimed again quickly.
- Our thoughts on Buster Posey's injury and the resulting fallout, particularly Brian Sabean's comments about Scott Cousins.
- Opinions on a couple of other unrelated controversial issues from the past.
- We bring in John Gennaro, who shares his thoughts on the Padres season thus far.
- How is Brad Hawpe faring with the team and how will the forthcoming promotion of Anthony Rizzo affect him?
- John breaks down the bizarre starts to the season for rotation members Mat Latos, Clayton Richard and Dustin Moseley.

Read John's work at SB Nation's San Diego Chargers page, Bolts From The Blue, or his unofficial contributions at Gaslamp Ball, the Padres blog.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Purple Row Radio - 5/30/11

Welcome to another edition of Purple Row Radio! On this edition, we discuss:

- Why Greg is surprised that the Rockies chose to cut Jose Lopez when they did.
- With Lopez and Alfredo Amezaga the most recent roster removals, are Eric Young Jr. and Chris Nelson viable replacements in the long term?
- What might the Rockies do with their four new open slots on the 40 Man Roster?
- Who will be the next Jason Giambi for the Rockies?
- What paths to the majors are laid before Charlie Blackmon at this point?
- What did we think of Juan Nicasio's start on Saturday (even though neither of us saw it)?
- Andrew shares some stories from his trip to see the Sky Sox on Saturday, including thoughts on Aaron Cook's most recent (and presumably final) rehab start.
- What would the show be like if Andrew and I could afford to make a "real" podcast?

Be warned; my side of the conversation was mixed too hot (in other words, I had the wrong data up when I was editing the podcast and didn't realize my voice was peaking way too high), so you might not want to have your volume up at full blast for this one.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Purple Row Radio - 5/23/11

Welcome to the newest edition of Purple Row Radio! Hear Andrew and I discuss the following things and more:

- Loud parties.
- Felipe Paulino's season to the point of his designation for assignment.
- Will Paulino clear waivers and will he be outrighted to the Sky Sox?
- How long will Greg Reynolds remain with the team?
- Memories of recent obscure Rockies starters.
- The Sky Sox rotation and its current state.
- Why Greg is angry with Rockies fans regarding the treatment of Franklin Morales.
- Is the bullpen usage going to be any different with only one lefty in Matt Reynolds?
- Matts, Joshes and Jasons.
- Andrew shares his thoughts on the current state of the offense in comparison to the beginning of the season and a couple of weeks ago.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Purple Row Radio - 5/16/11

Welcome to another edition of Purple Row Radio! On this edition, Andrew and I discuss the following topics and more:
- Rain.
- The Rockies' various troubles over the past week.
- How Andrew and I use Twitter to follow the baseball community.
- Extended Spring Training and the upcoming short season teams.
- Ian Stewart's second demotion, and whether or not a trade should be looked into.
- Is Josh Fields a viable option at third base later in the year?
- Aaron Cook's rehab assignment, and what a Cook return means for Clay Mortensen.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Purple Row Radio - 5/9/11

Welcome to this very sickly edition of Purple Row Radio. I do not get sick very often, but when I do, it's bad. Even though the editing process has confirmed that I sound okay, recording this one and then editing it was tough. During the interview with Ted, I could just feel it coming on. By the time we recorded the rest, I was mostly dead.

Not that I want sympathy; just an understanding that even though the quality of this episode was not really worse than usual, it sure feels like it for me. I'll be collapsing into bed just after posting this.
On this edition, Andrew and I discuss the following topics and more:

- The ugly performance of the Rockies offense this week.
- Is Felipe Paulino on the chopping block, and why does Andrew feel the team and the fans are being too hard on him?
- The complications of assigning blame when it comes to the causality of a baseball game loss (a topic that requires a lot more health on my part to really explore.)
- We welcome in Ted Berg to discuss the Mets.
- Ted, who is such a big fan of Taco Bell he has an entire section devoted to it on its website, laughs with us at the infamous Carlos Gonzalez taco bell commercial.
- Ted breaks down the Jose Reyes situation (regarding a potential trade, as well as his history over the past couple of years) and defends him as a top shortstop in the league.
- How has David Wright changed since the ballpark swap for the Mets?
- The Mets rotation: what's working and what isn't? (In the time since we recorded this segment, Chris Young has gone on the disabled list.)
- When will Johan Santana recover from surgery, and is there cause for the Mets to be worried because this particular injury has finished the careers of other big pitchers?

Don't forget to read Ted's work at TedQuarters or follow him on Twitter.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Purple Row Radio - 5/2/11

On this edition of Purple Row Radio, Andrew and I discuss the following topics and more:

- Carlos Gonzalez' offensive performance this weekend.
- Ubaldo Jimenez: what's wrong and how to fix it?
- The Rockies bullpen and why it deserves more credit than we've been giving it.
- What does Greg think is the main difference in the attitude of the team between 2010 and so far in 2011?
- We bring in Jim McLennan to preview the Diamondbacks series this week.
- What does Jim see regarding the futures of Stephen Drew and Justin Upton?
- What does Jim think of our old friend Melvin Mora, as well as first baseman Russell Branyan?
- How do the three of us think the Rockies and Diamondbacks feel about each other as opposing franchises in terms of the similarities and differences between our teams?
- Greg and Andrew's thoughts on Juan Nicasio's superb start to the season at AA Tulsa, and a few notes on Tyler Matzek's development.

Don't forget to check out Jim McLennan's writing at AZ Snake Pit.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Purple Row Radio - 4/25/11

Welcome back to Purple Row Radio! On this edition, Andrew and I discuss the following topics and more:

- Andrew's Saturday morning.
- The acquisition of Brad Emaus: who he is as a player, and why he was available.
- The demotion of Ian Stewart.
- Why is our team carrying eight pitchers? Who could be called up as a fifth position player for the bench? What does this mean for Clay Mortensen?
- Our AAA depth, and why we have stockpiled so many "AAAA" type players there. Why is this different from previous years?
- The Jason Giambimobile, and other vehicular metaphors.
- The near no-hit flirtations of Tim Lincecum and Anibal Sanchez (we recorded this before the game against Josh Johnson yesterday, so he wasn't included). 

We've had a good string of guests lately, but there will still be weeks like this one where we are unable to secure one in time. Don't forget that you're always welcome to leave potential topics for a future show in the comments for us to see.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Purple Row Radio - 4/18/11

On this edition of the show, Andrew and I discuss the following things and more:

- Sushi.
- Why we have no reason not to be satisfied with what we got from Alan Johnson's start.
- The unstoppable Jonathan Herrera.
- Dexter Fowler's offense over the past week compared to the season overall.
- Todd Helton's production.
- We are joined by Grant Brisbee to discuss the upcoming Giants series.
- What does Grant thing of the much discussed Brandon Belt, but will we even see him this series with Cody Ross on the way back?
- What did Grant and Greg think of the 30 minute preview of Showtime's new documentary series The Franchise?
- Why is Aubrey Huff so bad in the outfield this year (or why was he not so bad in 2010?)
- Why does Coors Field make Grant so incredibly nervous?
- We breakdown the pitching matchup for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday's games.

Read Grant at McCovey Chronicles and SBNation Baseball.

To see the free preview of The Franchise discussed on the show, click here.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Purple Row Radio - 4/11/11

On this edition, Andrew and I discuss the following topics and more:

- Music.
- Greg Reynolds' and Esmil Rogers' starts this past week, and why this is an important audition period for both of their futures.
- Why both Jonathan Herrera and Jose Lopez supporters have reason to be happy so far this season.
- Ian Stewart's struggles and what we can/should do to help fix them.
- Reminiscence of the times Andrew and I have gotten in trouble for criticizing players.
- The organization's attitude towards releasing players.
- Eric Simon of Amazin' Avenue joins us to preview the upcoming series against the Mets.
- Eric shares his thoughts on Jose Reyes, Mike Pelfrey, Scott Hairston, our old friend Taylor Buchholz and more.
- Knuckleballers such as R.A. Dickey.

- Eric's take on the Mets' new direction after major changes in administration.

Read Eric Simon's work at Amazin' Avenue.
Read Jack Etkin's piece on Michael McKenry's new life in the Red Sox organization.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Purple Row Radio - April 4, 2011 Guest: Eric Stephen of True Blue LA

On this edition, Andrew and I discuss the following topics and more:
- The weather.
- Jose Lopez, Seth Smith, and Chris Iannetta as three players who performed well this series.
- The outfield defense's performance in the first series.
- Andrew getting recognized at Coors Field.
- Finger injuries and pitchers.
- We are joined by Eric Stephen of True Blue LA to preview our upcoming series with the Dodgers.
- Eric breaks down some of the Dodgers roster for us.
- Eric shares his thoughts on Matt Kemp, Hiroki Kuroda and others.

Make sure to check our Eric's writing at True Blue LA, as well as SB Nation Los Angeles.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Purple Row Radio - 3/28/11

Welcome to Purple Row Radio. On this edition, we are joined by fellow Purple Row staff writer Andrew T. Fisher for a segment on Spring Training, as we prepare for official Major League Baseball this Friday.

Listen in as Andrew(s) and I discuss the following topics, and more:

- Esmil Rogers' response to winning the fifth starter position.
- Chris Iannetta's late-Spring surge.
- Will Jordan Pacheco end up playing for the Sky Sox to start the season?
- Andrew Fisher joins us to discuss his week long trip to Scottsdale earlier in the month, sharing much insight on the facility, the players, and the experience in general.
- How did ATF manage to get a free seat in a Salt River Fields suite?
- ATF shares experiences with some of the minor leaguers, including Kyle Parker and Josh Muecke.
- What do Andrew Martin and I think about the variety of positional depth in the infield, and how will it effect players making regular consistent starts at the same position?
- Ty Wigginton in right field or at second base; will we see him at either?

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Purple Row Radio - 3/23/11

Welcome to this special midweek episode of Purple Row Radio!

On this edition, Andrew and I discuss:
- Matt Reynolds, Franklin Morales, Rex Brothers and the state of lefty relief depth in the organization.
- Reminiscence of Garrett Atkins in the late 2000s.
- More thoughts on the fifth starter battle, as Andrew explains why he's more impressed with Greg Reynolds this Spring than Esmil Rogers.
- The amusing trivia behind the Clay Mortensen acquisition.
- The effect the amassing of mid-upper tier pitching talent at the AAA level of the Rockies organization will have over the next couple of years.
- Why Rogers and Reynolds are both lucky this starter battle won't mean the end of a Rockies career for the loser due to rules regarding free option years.

We'll be back on our regular schedule this Monday 3/28 with our end of the Spring show. The following week, on 4/4, we'll begin our discussion of the regular season. As always, please post anything you'd like to see us talk about in the future.

Subscribe here.

There is an iTunes page up now, but it's been acting a little wonky so for now I would consider subscribing at the website above more reliable.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Purple Row Radio - 3/14/11

Welcome to Purple Row Radio! On this edition, Andrew and I welcome our first official PRR guest, Matthew Muzia of SB Nation Denver.

During the show, we discuss the (nice) following topics and more:

- How very nice it is to see a first base prospect on the radar again in Ben Paulsen.
- How very nice it is to see Greg Reynolds of some significance in the organization's plans again (even if it will be only for a short time)
- How very nice it is to see Todd Helton quelling worry once again regarding his health this Spring.
- How very nice it would be to see Helton play well for another few seasons and make a serious run for the Hall of Fame.
- How very nice it would be if Jonathan Herrera or Eric Young Jr.'s talents could translate into big league production.

And most importantly...

- Does Greg really like Bronson Arroyo? REALLY? Or is this contrarian nonsense? You decide.

How very nice. I feel like I've been repeating myself.

Check out Matt's writing at SB Nation Denver, and keep an eye out for him in the comments section at Purple Row under the tag Muzia.

As always, please drop your comments and questions into the comments section and we will address them on our next show, time permitting.

Important Scheduling Note: Andrew will be out of town this weekend, so the podcast will be delayed 1-2 days next week, meaning the show will be up on either Tuesday 3/22 or Wednesday 3/23. We'll see you then.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Purple Row Radio - March 7, 2011

On this edition of Purple Row Radio, Andrew and I discuss the following topics:

- How Jonathan Herrera
, Jordan Pacheco, and Greg Smith have seen their career paths changes over the past season.
- Advantages and disadvantages to Felipe Paulino or Esmil Rogers potentially replacing Aaron Cook in the rotation.
- Why Andrew is upset with Jon Heyman's tweets during Sunday's game.
- How safe are Seth Smith, Chris Iannetta and Ian Stewart's positions with the team, and will any of them be considered for long term contracts with a breakout season?
- The differences between Baseball Reference's and Fangraphs' versions of Wins Above Replacement, and what each one means in regards to Jason Hammel.

Production Notes:
- Andrew's mic was hyper-sensitive during the recording, I edited out as much background noise as I could with standard filters, but this is far from our smoothest audio.

As always, please post questions for our next show in the comments here or on the website.
Someone last week asked if we could put the podcast onto Stitcher. We'll look into it, but no promises, as least not yet.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Purple Row Radio - February 28, 2011

On this edition of Purple Row Radio, Andrew and I discuss the following topics:

- Seeing a game take place at Salt River Fields for the first time.
- Our impressions of where Hector Gomez is going into the year.
- A few other younger players, including Adam Jorgenson and Jordan Pacheco.
- Our impressions of the 2011 bullpen.
- Some of the young pitchers that have left our organization recently.
- The Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki contracts.

Those lost three topics are in response to questions asked by rowbots Prettyinpurple and Charlie77. Please, if you have a question for is, leave it in the comments or shoot us an e-mail. We will discuss as many as we can on the show.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Purple Row Radio - 2/21/11

Purple Row's official podcast is back with a new title, new features, and many more new things.

This introductory episode, however, is much like our old show Rowbot Radio. On this episode, Andrew Martin and I discuss the following topics.

- The new podcast format.
- Why some fans have more confidence in Jose Lopez than others.
- Eric Young Jr's role in the organization through this year and next, and how it relates to Hector Gomez.
- Our first impressions from what we've seen from the new Scottsdale Facility, Salt River Fields at Talking Stick.
- The Rockies' choice to take it easy on their pitchers early in the Spring.
- Desperate begging for some listener feedback.

Here's the deal everyone. On the new show, we're going to devote at least 5 minutes every show to discuss questions and comments from listeners. We made the same promise last year, but people stopped sending in stuff so we forgot about it. But this year, we need a lot less hour long ramblings between just Andrew and I. In addition to regular guests, we want the listeners to have some control over the content we choose to cover.

So please, either in the comments or through e-mail, let Andrew and I know what you want discussed on a future show.

I'd like to thank Purple Row's own Hollidayrain for once again allowing us to use his music for the show. The piece that is there now is temporary, and at some point when schedules allow, we're going to produce a piece specifically for the show.

I'd also like to thank Purple Row's Charlie77 and oo nrb (as well as anybody else who took the time to submit a logo) for providing us with two awesome new logos for Purple Row Radio.