As temperatures in Denver struggle to reach 20 degrees, the depression sets in for the typical baseball fan. Days are spent following rumors as to where journeyman-catcher and career-.251 hitter Brian Schneider will sign as a backup catcher. Despite the lack of activity, many decisions are being made in the front office that are making an impact on the team that Rockies fans will be cheering for as the temperatures heat up once again. On Tuesday the Rockies offered both setup-man Rafael Betancourt and starter Jason Marquis salary arbitration. Both moves were very strategic. Betancourt obtained "Type-A" free-agent status, which means that he was in the best 30 percent of relievers in baseball. While usually that means good things for a free agent, it really handicaps the righty. It al ...
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