Colorado Rockies: 3 Things You Should Know on March 1

Feb 16, 2017; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; General view of the Spring Training logo during a workout at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 16, 2017; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; General view of the Spring Training logo during a workout at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports /
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It’s the first day of March. That means we’re in our first full month of the 2017 calendar where the Colorado Rockies will be on the field. Sure, that action will take place at spring training, but we still have plenty of Colorado news and notes to cover.

Let’s dive in and check in on three of the latest links that we found of interest.

We’ll Pretend That Didn’t Happen

Let’s be honest. Tuesday wasn’t a good day on the diamond for the Colorado Rockies. The Los Angeles Dodgers posted a 14-3 win over the Rockies in Scottsdale as young pitcher Kyle Freeland was rocked in his start and Ian Desmond had two errors at first base. Absolutely, there are going to be days like this, but the last day of February served as a reminder that Colorado’s biggest acquisition of the offseason still has some learning to do.

Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post has an overview of the game, including some quotes from Freeland about his outing. You can read it by clicking here.

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Check Out Those Horns

Before the Rockies were rocked by the Dodgers, Freeland took part in quite the rookie assignment. Freeland, along with Ryan Castellani and Yency Almonte were assigned the task of discussing a 1,600-pound steer in the framework of where it could end up for dinner someday.

OK, so where’s the correlation between three Rockies players and a mammoth steer? And why? Well, the answers can be found in this article by MLB.com’s Thomas Harding. There is a reason why it happened. You’ll have to check out the article to connect the dots.

Confident and Ready

Yesterday, we highlighted a story from Denver’s NBC affiliate that came to Scottsdale to check out Colorado spring training. Today, we’ll turn to Denver’s CBS affiliate to talk about the confidence that seems to be running freely through Rockies camp this spring.

Next: Chatting About Colorado's Spring with Chris Cotillo

You can read the article here and see what you think about how Colorado’s outlook is as bright as its new shade of purple.

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