Colorado Rockies Blogger Links, April 22

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Apr 21, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki (2) turns a double play over San Diego Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko (9) in the fourth inning at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

RoxPile.com is, empirically speaking, the very best Colorado Rockies blog that has ever been in existence and if you deny that, you hate objective facts. But… that doesn’t mean we can’t shout out some of our friends.

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The Colorado Rockies aren’t, um, always a fun team to watch. You know, like, right now, when they’re stuck in a 276-game losing streak, and Jorge De La Rosa allows 57 earned runs in 0.2 innings pitched, and Carlos Gonzalez goes 1-for-his-last-5,485 plate appearances.

Hyperbole is fun. Anyways, let’s take a whip-around look at what other Rockies bloggers are writing about the team this week. Remember: you can look at their blogs, BUT YOU CAN’T TOUCH. AND IF YOU DON’T RETURN TO ROX PILE IMMEDIATELY, I WILL KNOW AND I WILL BLOCK YOU.

Talking with Tulowitzki on Working and Winning (Rockies Zingers)

I guess an interview with Tulo is, well, it’s OK. Not great. Just OK.

Colorado Rockies baseball isn’t always fun, but anagrams are! (Purple Row)

Yeah, the guys at Purple Row sure know how to have a party. Jeff Aberle lists each player’s best anagram options and then ranks them in order. Charlie Blackmon wins, and interestingly, there are no usable anagrams of Drew Stubbs. Go figure.

Discussing defense with DJ LeMahieu (Rockies Zingers)

Bergstrom is at it again, this time interviewing Rockies second baseman DJ LeMahieu about his great glove work, the players he looked up to as a kid, his experience winning the Gold Glove, and what DJ thinks of sabermetrics in baseball. Great access and insight!

How it became too difficult to love the Rockies (Purple Row)

This is an interesting and very personal post about one fan’s journey to, well, not liking the Rockies. I disagree with it in, like, every conceivable way, but not in a disrespectful sense; she makes fair points that, at the very least, should open up an interesting discussion about fandom and expectations.

Colorado Rockies batted ball velocity leaderboards (Purple Row)

This, from Eric Garcia McKinley, is something to pay attention to all summer. CarGo is thus far hitting the ball hardest off the bat.

What’s behind the fast start of the 2015 Colorado Rockies? (Rockies Review/BSN Denver)

This is a few days older but a good, measured take by David Martin of the Rockies’ successes (you know, before they took all these consecutive L’s), as well as why it’s OK to be skeptical about the club, too.

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