I’m back in Colorado after five days in sunny Arizona with the Colorado Rockies. If you missed any of Rox Pile’s spring training coverage, click here to catch up on everything from who is emerging as a potential fifth starter candidate to why Bud Black and Rockies management are liking the team’s depth at catcher.
As much as I would’ve loved to have stayed in the Valley of the Sun, it was time to get back to the Denver area and see the snow-capped Rocky Mountains. While making the trek back from Phoenix, I checked out three articles of interest to Rockies fans. See what you think of them.
Kyle Kendrick Cut?
It’s pretty amazing to think about, but Colorado’s Opening Day starter from 2015, Kyle Kendrick, could be on the cutting block by the Boston Red Sox heading into the regular season, according to this article.
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That’s quite a drop for Kendrick, but many of us who watched him serve up a league-high 33 homers in 2015 understand why the Red Sox may be hesitant about him breaking camp with them.
You Had One Job, Bullpen
Did you know the Rockies lost six games last season when leading after eight innings? Of course you did. In fact, the thought of it still makes you sick to this day. I get that completely.
In this article from MLB.com, you can check out some stats as well as read between the lines on some reasons why Colorado’s bullpen may be better in 2017. Trust me, after talking to Bud Black several times at spring training, he completely believes the bullpen will be better this season. That could make the difference between a disappointing season and a potential playoff run.
Carlos Gonzalez is a proud Venezuelan and knows that not everything is well in his home country. He’ll wear his home country’s colors in the upcoming World Baseball Classic and he’s proud to do it.
Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post has a talk with CarGo about his home country and its chances for doing well in the WBC. Check out the article by clicking here.