Colorado Rockies Rundown: Adames, Kendrick, Podcasts, Nolan, And More
By Bobby DeMuro
Sep 2, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies pinch hitter C. Adames (18) hits a single during the seventh inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports
Cristhian Adames, just like we said!
There’s a nice piece up on MLB.com about Cristhian Adames and how he’s looked much better this year than he did last year in his very brief September call-up with the Colorado Rockies.
Walt Weiss spoke about Adames:
"“He looks very different than he did a year ago. I thought a year ago that the game looked fast for him at times. I haven’t seen that at all. He looks very at ease on a Major League field now, whether it’s on the defensive side or stepping in the batter’s box taking an at-bat. He had a very good year. He’s a guy that winter ball helped out quite a bit. He went to winter ball last year, won a batting title. I see a tremendous amount of growth in a year’s time.”"
Weiss, too, knows a thing or two — and he says Adames passes that “eye test” that nobody should ever use to analyze a player except a player’s manager:
"“I feel like I have a pretty good eye for what I see at that position. He’s got all the actions. I felt that the first time I saw him a couple spring trainings ago, I always liked his actions. When he got around the ball, his feet and his hands worked really well.”"
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Listen up, brothers and sisters: we’ve been on Adames, you guys. We’ve been on Adames for a long time.
At this point, with Jose Reyes the type of player he is (and making the money he is), I’d love to see Adames start at least a dozen or so of the Colorado Rockies’ remaining 16 games. Enough is enough with the veteran Reyes.
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