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FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal on the Rockies' great start, Ryan Braun and more.
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However what are ready Sparage with another edition of hot corner joined by foxsports.com. Senior baseball writer Ken Rosenthal and can you -- a recent column Iraqis Troy Tulowitzki. He's a big reason why Colorado has the best record the National League. What's impressed you the most about the Rockies fast start. Well there's really no one thing that stands out about the Rockies right now except the wade their play. It's with a certain swagger a lot of confidence a lot of persistence. The general manager Dan O'Dowd told me last week that would make it down there's no panic. Nobody get all scared or worried you just go out and win games they find ways to win. And that is something that they haven't always done consistently. In the past. Keep in mind they got off to a thirteen five start that a single win from Ubaldo Jimenez. There rotation is a little bit of a concern for me not -- league leaders in -- just yet. But they should be good enough and they should be good enough in the bullpen that pitching to hold up all season. And of course they've got a very dynamic offense a strong defense if they get Ian Stewart back at third base will be even more athletic. I just love what I see right now. Many major investment their future on Thursday by signing left right and brought a five year one pattern five million dollar contract extension. Milwaukee make this move now. It's a good question considering that -- abroad already is signed through 2015. For the Brewers are doing is very similar to what the Rockies do with Tulowitzki in the offseason. Yes they had -- under long term contract but. -- -- -- If we get him locked in now for the next five years up to 2000 when he well it's that much less of a risk in terms of the market going crazy on them. Which it likely will do the price for a player like Ryan -- is not going to drop it will only go up. This way they get at a set rate albeit a high one. We keep in mind it's a very special player as well. First four years of his career 125. Home runs 300 batting average only four other players in history have done that. They're name's Chuck Klein Albert Pujols Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams. All of them are hall of famers and of course there's one other thing at work here as well. Prince Fielder is a free agent after this season. Even before this news it was very unlikely he would sign but now the Brewers to -- their fans listen. Brian -- was willing to become a lifetime brewer. Prince Fielder well he's not way to make that same commitment but we've got the one guy one superstar going forward. I'm -- American League the Red Sox have gotten off to a slow start there seemed to be a concern. Behind the plate manager Terry Francona had to sit down we Jarrod Saltalamacchia on Tuesday what's going out -- catcher. He's struggling. And he is not the player that the Red Sox all last season in triple -- after they acquired in the Rangers he is not the player that they saw in spring training. A switch hitting catcher with power guy looked like he was coming on defensively a little bit as well. The real question is what is going to happen it's all he does not turn around. If he does well no problem the Red Sox to stand pat and go with Saltalamacchia as a starter and Varitek as the backup all season. But it's becoming increasingly unlikely that that is going to be the combination for all of 2011. Let's face salty has really struggled Varitek is really only a backup at this point started the season one for twenty. In neither one of these guys throwing out opposing base stealers. Opponents have twenty stolen bases against the Red Sox in the first when he games at the most in the American League. If this becomes a greater problem. It's certainly a problem that exists right now. Then the Red Sox will have to act whether it's for pudge Rodriguez -- Bengie Molina. Perhaps Chris Snyder player that it had interest in in the past now with Pittsburgh still make a lot of money. The Red Sox are not going to be comfortable if opponents are running wild on them if that happens that will prompt the move. Finally Angels pitcher Jered Weaver became the major leagues first five game winner after throwing a complete game on Wednesday. We respond to halos staff that second all brawn team ERA but there's more to this team and just pitching right. There is and actually have to love what Weaver and haren are doing not know combined one point 20 ERA. You have to also -- Howie Kendrick and Maicer Izturis through the early going both were in the top in the American League you know PS. Don't know that anyone expected that. -- I really like about this team right now the biggest surprise about this team right now. The contribution of the younger players in the computer Borges instead -- feel a highlight film every night it seems. What -- at first base has done a terrific job filling in for Kendry Morales they've also gotten contributions Jordan Walden their new closer. Thompson another reliever that they have they just have a lot of young guys doing things that really know unexpected. And leaving one guy out. That would be the catcher Hank Conger. Remember the Angels started the season thinking they would split the catching duties between Jeff Mathis and Bobby Wilson. But Conger has quickly endeared himself to Mike Scioscia with his overall aptitude. Guys get a lot thrown at him by associate with horses quite demanding and catchers if -- at all rather well. Pitchers like throwing through he's hitting it's all good right now. So the Angels -- Vernon Wells and Torii Hunter off to terrible starts are doing just enough to be one of the better teams in the American League. I can't always great to talk with you that is it for this edition of the hot corner but don't forget foxsports.com. Has you covered prior. Baseball needs for Ken Rosenthal I'm ready Sparage. Thanks to look at it.