Colorado Rockies Links: Off-Day In Philly Edition


May 21, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies third baseman Daniel Descalso (3) hits a one run RBI in the seventh inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Coors Field. The Rockies defeated the Phillies 7-3. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

The Colorado Rockies begin a three-game series in Philadelphia Friday night. Before that, they get an off day. Links from around the league. 

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The Colorado Rockies have looked not-terrible the last several games, first against a pretty good opponent in Denver, and then on the road, pitching well and hitting enough (well, on certain games) to get the job done. They even had a three-game winning streak at one point! That feels like a season high (it’s not).

Anyways, the Rockies are in Philadelphia this weekend hoping to extract a little revenge on the Phillies, who took two of four games from Colorado in Denver last week.

Before we get there, though, let’s take a look at some links from around the league:

Why It’s Time For the Colorado Rockies to Trade Troy Tulowitzki (Sports Cheat Sheet).

I’m firmly in the ‘don’t trade Tulo’ camp, but I think it’s important for people to hear both sides, because depending on the return and the organization’s focus after any hypothetical trade, there are good arguments to be made for trading the star shortstop.

Grinders are helping the Colorado Rockies (Mile High Sports).

I know, I hate the “grinders” label too, when instead you can put stats on a guy in a less Hawk-Harrelson-type “the will to win” fashion. Nevertheless, players like Christian Bergman and Daniel Descalso are neither prospects nor stars, and both men have done important things for the Rockies at various times this season. I can’t believe I’m saying it, but I kinda like Descalso.

Rockies’ GM: Manager Walt Weiss’ job is safe (Sports Illustrated).

This will foster a good bit of debate, I’d think. I’ll have more on it later with my own piece (arguing that Weiss deserves to stick around and hasn’t done anything worthy of being fired yet, partly because of the regime change in the front office. Either way, don’t fire Walt… yet.

Chad Bettis proves his ceiling is still high (Purple Row).

I really only include this because I’m so pessimistic on Bettis, and before the year I openly wondered whether he would ever have a successful big league career (at least, in Denver). So, I’m going to eat crow on this one, because he shoved the other day. Good for you, Chad. Let’s see if he can continue that pace this weekend.