After the sweep. Image: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Morning Links: Rockies News 4/16


The Colorado Rockies will be hard-pressed to get four games in against the New York Mets this week. With more bad weather forecast, the plan at the moment is to have a split doubleheader today at Coors Field. Here’s what is else is happening with the Rockies:

From Patrick Saunders: Numbers tell the story of Rockies’ surprising early road production (Denver Post)

 (Editor’s note: numbers entering Sunday’s game) Overall, the Rockies’ offense is everything Weiss hoped it would be. The Rockies are batting an NL-best .290 (111-for-383) with 17 doubles, two triples, 20 home runs, 62 RBIs and 63 runs scored. Colorado leads the majors with 20 total home runs, one ahead of Oakland and two ahead of Atlanta.

From Tyler Emerick: Mets, Rox to honor Jackie before playing two (MLB.com)

Coors Field will have a nostalgic feel to it Tuesday as the Rockies and Mets belatedly celebrate Jackie Robinson Day and commemorate the 20th anniversary of the first game played in the history of the Colorado franchise.

The clubs will play a split doubleheader thanks to a snowstorm sweeping through the Denver area on Monday. Both of the scheduled Tuesday games could be in danger as well with wintery conditions remaining on the forecast.

From Bill James: Hey Bill (Bill James Online)

I think (Todd) Helton is a Hall of Famer. First, one player is not the test for any other one player. Second, you want to completely throw what Helton has done in Coors Field out the window, and base your judgment entirely on his “road” numbers, but that’s not the logical path. You can DISCOUNT what Helton has done because Coors’ inflates the numbers, but you can’t just throw it out the window. I think if you discount Helton’s Coors’ Field numbers by the rate at which Coors’ Field inflates offense, Helton is still a Hall of Famer.

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