A culture change at Coors

Updated: January 22, 2012, 10:50 AM ET
By Buster Olney

One of the great shifts in the offseason has been the Colorado Rockies' move to strengthen the culture of their clubhouse. A major investment was made in Michael Cuddyer, regarded as one of the best leaders in baseball. The Rockies signed veterans to play catcher (Ramon Hernandez) and third base (Casey Blake).

And now Colorado has added another veteran, with the trade for Marco Scutaro, who has a reputation as a great clubhouse guy. Rockies general manager Dan O'Dowd told the Denver Post's Troy Renck: "He fits in well. He's another guy with a slow heartbeat that is a winning player."

This is what the Colorado lineup could look like:

CF Dexter Fowler
2B Scutaro
LF Carlos Gonzalez
SS Troy Tulowitzki
RF Cuddyer
1B Todd Helton
C Hernandez
3B Blake