July 21, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies catcher Wilin Rosario (20) fields the ball from his stomach in the seventh inning against the Washington Nationals at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
Happy Monday (not). As you get your coffee for the long and unfulfilling week ahead, take solace in the fact that Opening Day is finally around the corner, and that Jordan Lyles has a 0.86 ERA this spring.
Here are some news and notes on the Rockies from around the web. In an ideal world we’ll do this every Monday, but sometimes we hit the snooze button and no, Mom, I don’t want to get up yet, I’m an adult and I do what I want. Anyways, you can expect this series to run once or twice a week all season:
Michelle Stalnaker hangs out with you peasants. Our staff writer Michelle Stalnaker spent Sunday afternoon hanging out with the common folk (gross), and took part in the Rockies Bloggers Panel with folks from Purple Row, Rockies Zingers, Purple Dino Podcast, and Rockies Review. Seriously though, a good time was had by all, so you should listen to the recording and go out to the next Rockies Bloggers Panel on April 25th (tentative).
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The Purple Dinosaur Podcast interview Jonah Keri. The guys at PDP haven’t invited the best interview subject (me) on the show yet, but Keri will do for now. Interesting discussion about Jon Gray’s service time, the development of Tyler Anderson, and yes, even the Montreal Expos on this week’s show.
Fangraphs’ Dave Cameron predicts 74 Rockies wins. FanGraphs previews the NL West and believes the Rockies will win 74 games. More importantly, though, from that piece:
"Tulowitzki is now 30 years old; the longer they hold him, the less valuable he gets. The team has not really committed to a full rebuild yet, but once it becomes clear that they aren’t contending in 2015 — and given that Kyle Kendrick is their Opening Day starter, that shouldn’t take long — then it’s going to be time to put Tulo on the block and really start making moves for the future."
Ken Rosenthal says the Rockies have a plan on the mound. This is an interesting piece, not only because of what Rosenthal says about Wilin Rosario’s issues behind the plate, but also (maybe especially) regarding Bill Geivett’s role in the organization and how the Rockies may be different going forward without him.
Get to know Jeff Bridich, thanks to Patrick Saunders. Some good Sunday reading from Saunders in The Denver Post about general manager Jeff Bridich and some of the guys in his front office. As Saunders specifically touches on in the piece, let’s hope Bridich is not Dan O’Dowd 2.0.