Dan O'Dowd, what keeps you awake at night?
"For me, it's how to make our organization better. I'm really hard on myself, so the accountability of my day always gives me questions when I'm in bed at night. You try to anticipate what's around the corner, but so much of this game -- like (Juan) Uribe breaking his foot -- you can't control. But you have to figure out what you can control, and you have to keep refining your thought processes. If you get to the point where for every 10 decisions you're making six good and four bad ones, or even seven good ones and three bad ones, then you're going to make your organization better."
What should be keeping Dan O'Dowd awake at night?
His starting rotation. There's a very good chance that O'Dowd's revamped lineup is going to score a lot of runs, perhaps enough runs to lead the National League. And O'Dowd's bullpen looks pretty good, thanks in part to the return of Steve Reed. But after high-priced Denny Neagle and 2002 Rookie of the Year Jason Jennings, O'Dowd's rotation looks awfully dicey, with Denny Stark and Aaron Cook slated to hold the No. 3 and 4 spots, and Scott Elarton and Shawn Chacon the top candidates for the last slot. Cook's talented, but he's got just 82 major-league innings to his credit. And while Stark posted an outstanding-for-the-Rockies 4.00 ERA last season, his 64/64 strikeout-to-walk ratio suggests that a collapse might be imminent.