A place where Colorado Rockies baseball card collectors (all 3 of us) can waste some time reading about our favorite sport. The Rockies and their cards will be the primary focus, but I like to go off on tangents as well so anything and everything baseball related may be covered here.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Quarry Cards #'s 41-48

Welcome back to Part 6 of 7 of the 2011 Quarry Cards Colorado Rockies team set.  This group consists of several of the type of player that was the main reason for my attempting this project, middle relievers.   These guys deserve cards too.

Click for #'s 1-8, 9-16, 17-24, 25-32, 33-40.

#41 Greg Reynolds
Reynolds had another opportunity to justify his high draft selection, but had a 6.19 ERA in 13 games.
Quarry Fun Fact:  Reynolds was the 2nd overall pick in the 2006 draft.

#42 Matt Reynolds
Reynolds was one of manager Jim Tracy's favorite bullpen options in 2011, appearing in 73 games with a 4.09 ERA.
Quarry Fun Fact:  Reynolds attended Austin Peay State University...Let's Go Peay.

#43 Josh Roenicke
Roenicke was picked up off waivers from the Blue Jays in June and proved to be a nice pick up for the bullpen.  He had a 3.78 ERA in 19 games.
Quarry Fun Fact:  Roenicke's father, Gary, played in the majors for 12 years mainly with the Orioles.

#44 Esmil Rogers
Rogers won the fifth starter job out of Spring Training, but had a rough season due to inconsistency and injury, going 6-6 with a 7.05 ERA.
Quarry Fun Fact:  Rogers was originally signed as a shortstop, but changed in his 4th year in pro ball.

#45 J.C. Romero
Veteran reliever Romero was well traveled in 2011.  He was signed and released by 3 other teams before joining the Rockies in August.  He had a 4.32 ERA in 12 games for Colorado.
Quarry Fun Fact:  Romero pitched for Puerto Rico in the 2006 World Baseball Classic.

#46 Wilin Rosario
Rosario is regarded as one of the top prospects in the Rockies organization.  He hit .204 with 3 dingers in 16 games in September.
Quarry Fun Fact:  Rosario shares a hometown with Cubs reliever Carlos Marmol.

#47 Seth Smith
Smith established himself as a quality big leaguer as he hit .284 with 15 homers in 147 games.
Quarry Fun Fact:  At the University of Mississippi, Smith served as backup QB to Eli Manning.

#48 Ryan Spilborghs
Spilborghs had a very disappointing season as the 4th outfielder.  He hit only .210 with 3 home runs before a bout of plantar fasciitis ended his season early.
Quarry Fun Fact:  Spilborghs played his college ball at UC-Santa Barbara.

Of these pictures, my favorite has to be the Spilborghs even with the bad lighting.  There should be more bubbles on baseball cards.  For those of you that might be curious about the red caps, they were worn during the 4th of July series against the Royals.  How could you not know that?  Didn't everyone tune in for the Rockies-Royals series this year?  

I'll be back later with the final installment of the 2011 Quarry Cards set.  As always, let me know what you think.

1 comment:

night owl said...

I was going to ask about the red caps.

I didn't know that Gary Roenicke's kid was in the majors.