Colorado Rockies Links: In The Home Of The Braves


Jul 11, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies third baseman N. Arenado (28) slides safely into second base for a double before Atlanta Braves left fielder D. Toscano (13) can make the tag during the fifth inning at Coors Field. The Rockies won 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

The Colorado Rockies head to Atlanta later this afternoon to start a three-game series. Here are some links and notes before we go there.

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As the Colorado Rockies prepare to face off against the Atlanta Braves beginning tonight from Tuner Field, let’s get you caught up on a team that had some historically bad losses this weekend against the New York Mets.

Oh, and then there’s also other news too, aside from the whole deal with losing two straight games by the score of 14-9 (which is brutal).

Here are some tidbits:

Rockies will be evaluating rotation arms down the stretch (
The Rockies are supposedly going to consider a six-man rotation down the stretch as Chad Bettis gets back from injury, and Yohan Flande and Chris Rusin (well, until Saturday night) had been throwing the ball very well. That’s… OK for a month at the end of the year when rosters are expanded, but let’s not get in the habit of any more four- or six-man rotations in the future, OK?

Arenado cements special season with 30th homer (
Nolan Arenado becomes just the second Rockies third baseman ever (!) with a 30 home run season; Vinny Castilla hit 30 home runs in six different seasons, and now Arenado joins that club.

The Tulo trade is likely going to become a disaster for the Rockies (Purple Row).
This is a very math-heavy post, but it takes into account contracts and projected outputs & costs to determine what the Rockies would have to come up with to overcome the loss of Troy Tulowitzki. I’m not too big into the projected stats that sites like FanGraphs and others put forth, and I’m very hesitant to base an entire argument just around projected fWAR totals, but this is an interesting theory.

Jose Reyes eyes trade from Rockies (
I think this is entirely reasonable for a veteran who’s had a nice career and is now on the downside of it to request. Obviously, Jose Reyes doesn’t fit into the Rockies’ long-term plans, nor should he, so if Jeff Bridich can move him this winter, all the better for him, and all the better for the team. It might be a tough last month for him around Rockies fans this season, though.

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