Colorado Rockies: 3 Things You Should Know on February 20
Maybe it’s a holiday for you. Maybe it’s just the start of another work week. Whatever this Monday brings to you, let’s take a look at some of the more intriguing stories surrounding the Colorado Rockies over the past 24 hours or so.
Getting His Shot
Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post put together an excellent article on new Colorado first base coach Tony Diaz. It’s a good piece and a reminder that there’s a lot more to running a successful baseball team than just having the nine best players on the field.
Diaz has been a part of Colorado’s organization for long enough to see some of Colorado’s young stars mature into the players they are today. It’s a good read and you can check it out by clicking here.
Charlie Gets It
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Charlie Blackmon had a great season last year for the Colorado Rockies, so he wasn’t surprised that he was in the middle of so many trade rumors in the offseason.
In this article by MLB.com’s Thomas Harding, it’s clear that Blackmon knows that baseball is a business. However, it’s also pretty clear that Colorado values their leadoff hitter and knows that he will be a key part to any potential postseason run in 2017.
“I just think they value me pretty high, I guess, and that’s why nothing happened,” Blackmon said in the article. “I think that’s good. But it’s my opinion that if a deal had come along where they had gotten a deal worth more than what I was worth, then they would’ve made the deal. And I would expect that to happen.”
Jorge Heads to the Desert
It looks like we won’t only be seeing former Colorado utility player Daniel Descalso in an Arizona Diamondbacks uniform this season. Jorge De La Rosa could be representing Arizona as well.
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De La Rosa, the last free agent from Colorado’s 2016 season to sign with another squad and Colorado’s all-time leader in victories, inked a minor league deal with the Diamondbacks over the weekend. It’s a pretty interesting, incentive-laden contract and you can check out the details by clicking here.