Jun 2, 2015; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday (7) reacts after being called out on strikes by umpire Joe West (22) during the seventh inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Busch Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Brewers 1-0. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports
The Colorado Rockies face the St. Louis Cardinals beginning Monday night in Denver. Here are some links from around baseball to get you through the day.
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The Colorado Rockies welcome Matt Holliday and the St. Louis Cardinals — the NL’s best team — to Coors Field tonight for the start of a three-game series. This will be a tough one for Colorado, so if you haven’t already, please consult our series preview for more.
As we typically do every few days, though, here are some links from around the web regarding Rockies news, Cardinals information, and just general baseball stuff that we think you guys should know about this week:
Baseball Bio Project: Baseball Wilson (Society For American Baseball Research).
This is completely unrelated to the Rockies/Cardinals/whatever, but it’s one of those incredible SABR bios that you guys ought to be reading, anyways. Baseball Wilson was an interesting man, and he met an… um… untimely demise. Just trust me on this one, it’ll take half an hour out of your day, but the read is well worth it, as is looking through the rest of SABR’s old biographies, especially on lesser-known players.
MLB General Manager Power Rankings (The Sporting News).
Perhaps not surprisingly, these guys rank Jeff Bridich 26th out of 30. He hasn’t done enough to warrant, well, anything, but The Sporting News argues that he is too much like the old regime, being an insider and holdover from Dan O’Dowd’s front office of the last several years. Meh. Give Bridich a little time.
How to follow the MLB Draft in 2015 (Purple Row).
The MLB Draft begins today, and the Rockies have four of the first 44 picks! We will be doing a lot of draft coverage this week, but if you are interested in watching/following along as the next three days go by, Purple Row has a good rundown of how you can follow it online or elsewhere.
Another PR piece, in which they float the idea that Kendrick – not Tulo, not Morneau, not Rosario, not Logan, not, well, anyone else – is a possible guy to move. I like it (can’t hate getting him out of Denver, let’s be real), but I just can’t imagine another team needing Kyle Kendrick…………. right?