Been a very busy week working three games for MLB.com at Coors Field, trying to get some writing done and then there's my day job. Like you care but in the absence of anything too substantial here are some quick takes on happenings around the game the last few weeks written during tonight's game (which the Rox won 6-4 on the strength of three hits from Todd Helton).
For what it's worth I also don't buy the argument that "the government" shouldn't be able to compel the release of the source(s) on the grounds that it was "the government" that may have leaked the testimony in the first place. Obviously that argument taken to its logical end would mean that no one in government could be held accountable for anything.
"Our system is in pretty good shape. I've got to compliment (farm director) Johnny Almaraz and his people. We had a winning record in the minors. We had two teams qualify for the postseason. We had three batting champions. ... You never have enough good players. The one thing I'm most proud of is we got through the year very healthy. In 2005, we had 44 arm surgeries, a lot of them major. This year, we had 14, without one being major. We're doing a lot of things right."
I cite this since some readers may have missed it and because it contains the kind of information you don't often hear when a GM is interviewed. Not that they don't have this information readily available or for all I know, keep it in the forefront of their thinking, but it does give a sense that Krivsky keeps a sharp eye on the source of his future major leaguers.