Colorado Rockies: 3 Things You Should Know on February 25
Hope springs eternal and it officially starts today as the Colorado Rockies play their first game of the season. The Rockies will take on the Arizona Diamondbacks at 1:10 p.m. at their shared park at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick.
Tyler Anderson will get the first start of the season against Shelby Miller. Thomas Harding of MLB.com writes that Anderson is preparing for this start like it is a game that counts in the record books. This time last year Anderson was not on the major league roster. He won’t take anything for granted. Look for Anderson to build upon his great start to his career right away.
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There has been a lot said about Ian Desmond moving to many different positions, but Ryan McMahon of the Double-A Hartford Yard Goats may give Desmond a run for his money. He was drafted in the second round in 2013 and has played third and first base.
While his path to the big leagues may have been blocked by Desmond, McMahon has shown mighty potential especially from the pop in his bat at the Single-A level. Nick Groke of The Denver Post wrote a magnificent article about getting to know the budding prospect and what his go to meals are before practice in Spring Training.
Get to know McMahon more here.
Nolan Arenado will be representing the United States in the World Baseball classic but his Cuban heritage is a big part of what fuels the way he plays the game. Arenado traveled to Cuba in the offseason. Arenado’s grandfather was a politically prisoner in Fidel Castro’s Cuba. He was able to leave Cuba, first going to Spain and then came to the United States.
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Check out this video summarizing his trip and how his heritage inspires him to play the game of baseball. For a more in depth account of his trip, check out the story here.