Friday, February 23, 2007

For Once, Dodgers Not Jiltee

MLB Trade Rumors interviewed Troy Renck, the Rockies/MLB beat reporter for the Denver Post:

There was a lot of interest in Chin-Hui Tsao after the Rockies non-tendered him. What do you think of that decision?

From the outside looking in, Tsao's departure is a headscratcher. He only got $100,000 guaranteed from the Dodgers. But having watched his rehab play out last season, it was clear that Tsao wanted a fresh start. He's the most talented Rockies' prospect I have ever seen. But it just didn't seem like he was every going to escape the black cloud if he stayed in Denver. I'd like to see him have a career given his talent, hardly certain given his two serious surgeries on his shoulder and elbow. Anyway, he definitely wanted a fresh start somewhere else.