Saturday, February 25, 2006

Sullivan, Barmes Eyed as Leadoff Tandem

Watch spring training games to see whether the Rockies switch off CF Cory Sullivan and SS Clint Barmes in the No. 1 hole. Though both will play full time, right-hiting Barmes may lead off against lefties and left-hitting Sullivan may lead off against righties. Though Colorado will not be a running team in the classic sense, the pair might have 40 bags between them if they alternate, and Sullivan's speed will be enhanced as he takes his lead while looking at the pitcher's back.