Colorado Rockies Links: Just Desserts In The Desert


Jun 25, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies third baseman N. Arenado (28) runs to third in the eighth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors Field. The Rockies defeated the Diamondbacks 6-4. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

The Colorado Rockies try to salvage a 10-game road trip with a four-game set beginning in Arizona on Thursday night against the Diamondbacks.

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The Colorado Rockies are currently 2-4 on their ten-game road trip, with four contests remaining against NL West division rival Arizona Diamondbacks. Win two of those, and you’ve got a decent 4-6 road trip. Win even more, and hey! Win one (or get swept) and a 2-8 or 3-7 road trip sucks, let’s be honest.

They’ll get a decent Diamondbacks team (series preview coming later today) that thus far this year has exceeded expectations and played much closer to .500 than I think most people were assuming at the start of the year.

As they get ready to do that, and we get ready to prep you on all that over the next few hours on this site, let’s rock some Rockies links:

Tulo staking rare under-radar All Star claim (
I know it doesn’t feel like it, but Troy Tulowitzki has been playing better of late, working his way into the top 10 in the National League in hitting and generally staking that claim as one of the Rockies’ better players. Which, you know, is what’s expected of him. But after the uncharacteristically poor start to the season, it sure doesn’t feel like it right now.

Amid Colorado Rockies’ woes, Arenado era begins (5280 Magazine).


The Rockies are Nolan Arenado’s team (5280 Magazine).
Y’all know where these go. Not that they’re wrong, it’s an interesting point of view and you can certainly make the case for it, but let’s let Nolan’s glove continue to do the talking, and let his bat prove it can continue to do the talking for more than a couple of weeks before we cede the team to Nolan from the hands of Tulo and whomever else (CarGo?) is in the driver’s seat right now. Not saying it won’t be Nolan’s team, you know, after another year or two of play like this, but let’s give it more than a couple weeks of hot hitting.

Can the Colorado Rockies make a move in July? (Purple Row).
This is all gold, and there’s a lot of good Rockies stuff in here in addition to viral baseball vids/pics, but when it comes to the women’s soccer that’s been going on this week and THAT LAST PIC ON THE POST, MAN. WHY. I JUST WANNA KNOW WHY. WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT?!

Touki Toussaint and prospect valuation (FanGraphs).
This is a brutal indictment of the Diamondbacks over a trade they made last week, giving up a prospect for literally half of his value (assuming he becomes a decent player, let alone a superstar). Like, they go all in. It’s also an interesting piece on how teams value prospects and minor leaguers, and what that value means when they become part of big league deals.

Even June keeps the Diamondbacks in the race (Venom Strikes).
The Dbacks are doing much better than what we — and everyone else — thought, for sure. Though I’m not sure a record right around .500 keeps you in the race. (I guess, this early, it does, considering “the race” means being close enough to being close enough to the final Wild Card spot to be able to take a shot in mid-September if you get hot at the right time).

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