Colorado Rockies: 3 Things You Should Know on February 10
By Kevin Henry
You made it to the dawn of the weekend. Congratulations! However, an even bigger congratulations to you for making it through the last week of the winter when there are no reports from Colorado Rockies spring training. We’re just hours away from pitchers and catchers reporting so you’re very, very close to baseball officially being back.
Until it’s officially back, however, there are a few nuggets of knowledge about the Rockies that we’d like to share with you this morning. Hopefully they’ll get your weekend started off right.
Along with looking at the other teams in the National League West, the Associated Press wrote (and Fox Sports published) this look at the Rockies heading into the season. Spoiler alert: There are a lot of good things said about the team in here.
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Of course, the signings of Ian Desmond, Mike Dunn and Greg Holland are the highlights of the offseason. However, it’s just nice to see some optimism being written about the Rockies. And when there’s a line in there about Colorado being “a trendy pick to make a run at a playoff spot,” well, that really gets our Friday off to a good start.
Let’s Pick a Podcast
Patrick Saunders and Nick Kosmider of The Denver Post get together have their latest “On The Rox” podcast out for you to enjoy. In the latest installment, they are tackling everything from Mark Reynolds being back with the Rockies to the future of heralded prospect Brendan Rodgers. There’s plenty to listen to, so check it out here.
Depth Will Be Key
Thomas Harding of MLB.com put together a solid article on Colorado’s depth heading into the 2017 campaign. Some of the things he reflects on with the 2016 season are pretty stark reminders of how bad the Rockies had it at times with injuries … and how thin they were when those injuries struck.
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This year, however, versatility seems to be all of the rage for the Rockies, which should help if and when a key injury happens. The article serves as a good flashback and look ahead. Check it out by clicking here.