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FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal on the Jorge De La Rosa's season-ending injury, Bob Geren's job status and more.
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However what I'm ready Sparage with -- another edition of the hot corner joined by foxsports.com. Senior baseball writer Ken Rosenthal and getting bigger injury news the Rockies have lost pitcher Jorge De La Rosa for the season. With a torn ligament in his elbow. How big an impact will this have on the rocks. Really big Randy and anytime you lose a guy that is projected as a number two starter who was a worthy number two starter last season. It's going to hurt. Now the Rockies can be encouraged at Ubaldo Jimenez has shown some improvement of late. They also have other starters Jason Hammel of course who shot seen. They've got Aaron Cook coming back and the option of using clean Morton's in who has been good in both the rotation and bullpen role for them. But -- -- was the big lefty a guy that they were counting on. Going full yet still be okay because we'll have enough options -- look at -- -- won the cost -- on Saturday. Check him out his first Major League start he throws really hard. But it does seem time without dale -- yet. They're going to be challenged but the Giants also suffered a big loss with the injury to Buster -- so how does policies injury compare to that -- -- Well in terms -- impact Randy it's actually worse. And they said the Rockies have some potential replacements Della Rosa known as good of course but they'll be able to find starters if they have to go trade for one at some point. You'll be able to do that. But the -- catch you right now that is really difficult. The Giants have a career backup Eli Whiteside. We'll call up Chris Stewart but ultimately they're going to have to find another solution. And that's solution is not going to be easy do you acquire. Simply put there aren't many catchers available. He can go sign Bengie Molina maybe bring him back to San Francisco. But who knows what kind of shape Bengie is in at this point. You can possibly trade for a pudge Rodriguez down the line. But regardless you're not going to get the equivalent of Buster Posey the young middle of the order hitter. Who most importantly has a great working knowledge of that terrific Giants staff. This is going to hurt the Giants I don't know that it will hurt them to the point where they won't make the playoffs but now it becomes a lot tougher -- Giants will definitely miss Posey and. -- not right now the ambience on the best team in baseball how surprised are you. And do you think this team is built for the long haul. Why am surprised I have to admit that I did not believe that the indians' rotation would be good enough for the team to compete this season. As it turns out the rotation right now Randy it's still the weak link but so far so good. At least from their top three starters I would -- Carmona Masterson and Tomlin have been perhaps beyond but the Indians expected. But they're now starting to see some issues in the four and five starts he's a topic come off the DL and get rocked by Boston this week. You've also seen Alex White their best prospect go on the DL with a finger issue. Depth is a problem it's a concern for the Indians going forward -- -- school has not pitched all that well. Two I think their Big Three can hold up yes but do I think the Indians will need more to compete and really feel down this division. Absolutely. Right now second in the league in runs scored with Grady Sizemore coming back this weekend second in bullpen ERA but only eighth in rotation era. There's certainly surprised a lot of people elsewhere all's not well in Oakland where reliever Brian Fuentes ripped manager Bob -- signing a lack of communication. Has Karen -- this thing. It certainly appears that way Randy and this is not necessarily a new development. Darren has had communication problems -- -- players for several years now. And really they just erupted this week with what went days revealed after the game the other night. Saying he had zero quote zero communication. With his manager. The question then becomes how quickly will the -- act to possibly replace -- certainly doesn't seem like they're going to be making a move anytime soon. -- owner of the wolf was quoted this week saying all kinds of terrific things about Darren this was after the Wednesday's incident. So the a's right now -- in a position where they might need a new manager they might benefit from the new manager. But it doesn't appear that the club officials in charge of the situation. Billy Beane general manager and -- the owner. Feel that way. Filing the Mets now have a new minority owner will this land some much needed stability -- this franchise. It certainly shared and that is the idea with bringing David Einhorn aboard. He's going to invest 200 million in this team the exact percentage you'll get of the club is unclear but it will being Randy a minority share. -- most likely he'll get the right of first refusal mr. Fred Wilpon decides to sell the rest of the club or at least his majority share. Or you'll get what is called a call. Which is a certain date on which he has the right to gain control of the team and purchased the rest of it. My guess is it'll be the right of first refusal because the Wilpon and Saul Katz the owners of this team or not yet ready to say okay. We're out we're gonna sell. They wanna see how the Madoff situation resolves whether the claw -- suit against them filed by the trustee for the Madoff victims Irving Picard. Creates a huge dent in their operation. If it does well they've got a new owner in place ready to go if it doesn't well they're still pretty well set. And that's certainly a sign of the times -- -- million only gets you a minority share -- always great talking baseball with few that is did for. This edition of the hot corner and don't forget foxsports.com has you covered brought here baseball needs for Ken Rosenthal already Sparage. -- look at it. Rivals clash in. Prime time. -- square off again. Fox Saturday baseball this week. And catch this weekend baseball at a special time.