Colorado Rockies: 3 Things You Should Know on February 28

Sep 24, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Chad Bettis (35) in the first inning of the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 24, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Chad Bettis (35) in the first inning of the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports /
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It’s the final day of February and it’s time to examine some of the latest links involving the Colorado Rockies.

Faith and Chad Bettis

Denver’s NBC affiliate visited Scottsdale this week and sat down with Colorado pitcher Chad Bettis to talk about his recent battle with testicular cancer. You can see the interview with Bettis here as he talks about his fight, prognosis and how his faith helped him through some worrying times.

We were lucky enough to catch up with Bettis during the Colorado Rockies caravan stop in Golden and talked to him about the moment he learned he had cancer. You can read our interview with him by clicking here.

Jake Cranks It Up

More from Rox Pile

Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Jake McGee will be pitching for the United States in the upcoming World Baseball Classic. How he has prepared to represent his country on the diamond may give McGee some insight on how he should prepare for his season throughout the rest of his career.

In this article from MLB.com’s Thomas Harding, McGee talks about how his knee injury from last season helped get him in training mode for this season.

"“In the future, I’m going to work out all offseason just to keep my knee strength up — last year, it really stood out when I didn’t have a foundation pitching, and in everyday life, too,” McGee said. “When my knee is really weak, it’s hard to do things. But with what I did all offseason, I feel great now.”"

McGee will be looked to improve upon last season in what should be an improved Rockies bullpen. Don’t forget, he led the team in 2016 with 15 saves. He could play a key role in the bullpen this season, although probably not in a closer role with Adam Ottavino and Greg Holland available.

Next: How Bud Black Views Defensive Shifts

Clutch: Yes or No?

So what does a clutch season mean? What makes the difference between being clutch and not so much? Those are some of the questions that are examined in this PurpleRow.com article as the site examines the most and least clutch seasons in Colorado history.

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