It’s Saturday and, if you’re in the Denver area like me, it’s a great day to get outside. It’s one of those days that makes you feel like spring (and the start of the Colorado Rockies season) is just around the corner … even though winter is going to come back with a vengeance at some point, right?
Days like this make me ready to head to Arizona for spring training to cover the Rockies. That happens two weeks from today and I can’t wait to be back at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, watching the Rockies.
But that’s getting ahead of ourselves. For now, I am going to enjoy the weather, the start of the weekend and a look at three interesting links to stories involving the Colorado Rockies. Let’s take a look.
The Future of CarGo
Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post talked to Carlos Gonzalez on his first day back at spring training. He talked to CarGo about the season ahead and about his future with the Rockies. Personally, I thought this quote from CarGo was very interesting…
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“Do you know what’s going to happen tomorrow? I don’t know,” CarGo said. “I might sign an extension … but I take it day by day now and I’m excited for this journey. It’s been the same situation for the past probably four to five years and I think it’s just part of my career. It’s a part of baseball.”
Limbo has become a part of CarGo’s recent years in Colorado and it looks like 2017 will be no exception. You can read more of his thoughts in his interview with Saunders by clicking here.
Not a Good Grade
Sports Illustrated came out with its final grade for the offseason of all 30 Major League Baseball teams. You can click here to see what they said about the Rockies but (spoiler alert) it’s not exactly uplifting.
Viva Las Vegas
We talked earlier in the winter in this article about the long odds the Rockies were given to win the World Series. The odds have gotten better … but Colorado still isn’t anyone’s favorite to reach or win the Fall Classic.
In this article, PurpleRow.com put together a good list of the current odds people are seeing about the Rockies in Las Vegas. You can decide if you want to place a wager or not on seeing lots of purple on the field in late October.