Sad news for former SF Giants/Marlins relievers Robb Nen, stymied thus far in his attempts to recover from a mostly torn rotator cuff. Nen, one of his era’s more dominant closers, sounds like a longshot to ever return to competitive baseball. Which doesn’t explain why the Rockies are shying away from him, as they’re years away from being competitive.

The severity of Nen’s condition can be summed up thusly ; John Franco has a job this spring. Robb Nen does not.