Colorado Rockies Rundown: Nolan Arenado, Rebuilds, Random News

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Oct. 9, 2014; Mesa, AZ, USA; Colorado Rockies infielder T. Story plays for the Salt River Rafters against the Mesa Solar Sox during an Arizona Fall League game at Cubs Park. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Re-building the Colorado Rockies

(via Rox Walk Off Part One, and Part Two)

I had a nice Twitter conversation with Steve Carpenter, a writer for Rox Walk Off, earlier on Saturday. We talked about the Colorado Rockies, and rebuilding, and the future ‘n stuff. But that’s not what this is about — rather, it’s about Carpenter’s rebuilding plans.

These are worth a read… part one, from May, and part two, from this week. There’s a great mix of common sense baseball in there, combined with some really good original ideas and a good overview and analysis of what the Colorado Rockies should do if they want to win soon.

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I have a few minor quibbles with a few of Steve’s points (I’d like to see Nick Hundley return, for one, as well as have the Rox consider Bud Black or even Jason Giambi — !! — for a future managerial role). But overall he has a concise, straight-to-the-point and smart analysis of the Rox there, and it’s more than worth a shout-out.

I have to admit I wasn’t familiar with Rox Walk Off until Saturday, so I will certainly have to begin reading them consistently from now on, and you probably should, too. (Er, well, you know, read them only AFTER you’ve read everything on this website… three times.)

Next: Go to Rockies fantasy camp!