Colorado Rockies: Thoughts From The Media Roundtable

May 24, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado (28) watches as right fielder Brandon Barnes (1) puts shaving cream on the face of starting pitcher Chad Bettis (35) during an interview after the game against the San Francisco Giants at Coors Field. The Rockies won11-2. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
May 24, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado (28) watches as right fielder Brandon Barnes (1) puts shaving cream on the face of starting pitcher Chad Bettis (35) during an interview after the game against the San Francisco Giants at Coors Field. The Rockies won11-2. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports /
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When the Colorado Rockies are out of town, those of us who cover the Rockies on a regular basis get together to discuss the current and future states of the team.

During the Rockies’ recent swing through Miami, I joined journalists representing BSN Denver, Rockies Zingers, Mile High Sports and even one of Colorado’s “super fans” gathered to talk about all things Colorado Rockies.

While together, we discussed everything from the recent release of Jose Reyes to the drafting of Riley Pint with the fourth overall pick to the potential of Jon Gray and other members of the “next generation” of Rockies stars. The exchange of thoughts and opinions made for a lively afternoon.

One of the more interesting conversations during the panel discussion centered around Nolan Arenado and his place among Colorado’s all-time greats such as Todd Helton and Larry Walker. Certainly, Arenado has a ways to go in his career … but how will be remembered by Rockies fans? Will he play his entire career with Colorado? It was an interesting hypothetical discussion.

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A great thing about covering the Rockies on a daily basis in the camaraderie that is built among those of us who readers might see as “competitors.” In truth, we’re all just trying to bring Colorado fans the best coverage about the team they follow and about the players they love to see playing in LoDo. We do it different ways with different opinions. That’s one of the reasons why baseball is so interesting for all of us.

By clicking here, you’ll be able to hear the podcast of our discussion. A big thank you to the Blake Street Tavern for hosting us.

We are already planning the next panel discussion for Saturday, July 9, prior to the Philadelphia Phillies playing the Rockies at Coors Field. We would love to have you join us and give us your takes on Colorado and where things are heading.

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Be watching our social media page for details on the July 9 gathering. In the meantime, let us know what you think about our thoughts and opinions that we expressed on the podcast. We’d love to know.

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