Several questions have already started to roll in and we very much appreciate all of them! Please keep them coming and we’ll do our best to answer them all.
“How soon will the 2009 roster be available?”
As most baseball fans know, the decisions on who will make the Rockies opening day roster have a trickle-down affect for the rest of the minor league system especially at the Triple-A level. Those veteran players and young prospects vying for the open spots on the Major League roster that don’t make it will most likely be sent down to the Sky Sox. Some of the veteran players will have a choice on whether to accept the assignment or become a free agent and some players may be released. So, once the tough decisions are made at the Major League level, the tough choices are then made at the Triple-A level and so on down the line throughout the minor league system. This is why we rarely know our final opening day roster until the day that the team is scheduled to arrive from Tucson which is this Sunday, April 5. If, however, we are giving the roster by the Rockies sooner than that we will certainly make it available to all of you as soon as possible.