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Morning Links: Rockies News 3/31

It’s Easter. Regular season baseball starts tonight. Opening day for the Rockies is tomorrow. Here’s what else is happening with the Rockies and around the NL West:

From Troy Renck: Walt Weiss was born to run the Rockies (Denver Post)

 Everything in his life prepared him for this moment. Weiss was an unconventional choice (his only managing experience came last year at Regis Jesuit High School) for an odd job (the Rockies’ assistant general manager has an office in the clubhouse) with a National League franchise desperate for leadership. But his background and skill set suit the challenge.

From Jeff Aberle: Saturday Rockpile: Tyler Colvin’s Exclusion From 25 Man Roster a Head-Scratcher (Purple Row)

 Tyler Colvin is a better baseball player than Jonathan Herrera. He also makes more money than Herrera does ($2.275 million versus $900k), and Herrera’s position as back-up middle infielder is already being filled by Reid Brignac while Tyler Colvin played very well in almost full-time duty split between OF and 1B last year. So of course Colvin is being sent down in favor of Herrera. I swear, we just can’t quit Jonny Herrera.

From Tom Verducci: Young stars and balanced teams move the game into a new era (SI.com)

Since when did major league baseball become a hot tub time machine? What’s happening is that the Yankees, Red Sox and Phillies haven’t been able to keep up with the massive changes that have hit baseball. We are three years into an era of pitching dominance that shows no signs of abatement. The game no longer is being decided by experience and power (both of which favor high payrolls) but by youth and run prevention (which favor player development and lower payrolls).

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