Jun 15, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Colorado Rockies left fielder R. Ynoa (43) celebrates with first baseman W. Rosario (20) after scoring a run during the sixth inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
The Colorado Rockies are getting very close to that point of expanded rosters, and we’ve got the details on a few of the guys who might be getting the call in September.
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The Colorado Rockies — and every other team in baseball — are about to expand rosters for the last month of the season.
For some teams, who are in the playoff hunt, this can be a difficult time to add players; do you mess with success? Do you add guys who you try to get at-bats or innings on the mound, only to mess up the rhythm you’ve got going with you 25-man roster?
For other teams, though (yes, like the Rockies), the September call-up season and roster expansion is pretty much the best thing that can happen.
You can get some guys who have been struggling a more sustained breather, you can lengthen out a bullpen so nobody’s getting injured from overuse in the last couple weeks of a meaningless season, and you can try out a few young guys to see what they’ve got for 2016.
Yeah, about that last one. The Rockies have a great chance to audition some younger guys in the last meaningless month of the season as they try to figure out who’s going to do what in 2016. Sorry, Rafael Betancourt and Drew Stubbs — this month oughta be time for some young guys, and pieces of the future, to show who they are. Here are a few options for that.
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