Chacin navigated long road to Opening Day
Right-hander hopes to meet former expectations, lead Rockies to surprising 2013
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- When reminded that experts don't think much of the Rockies' starting pitching, right-hander Jhoulys Chacin says he's too busy plotting the team's route to the postseason. He smiles when he says that, and doesn't laugh. He's not joking.After his 2012, Chacin, who will open 2013 against the Brewers on Monday afternoon at Miller Park, is entitled to happy optimism. The Rockies can use that after enduring a 64-98 season -- worst in club history.
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