Colorado Rockies: 3 Things You Should Know on March 13

Jun 26, 2016; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Carlos Estevez (54) delivers a pitch in the ninth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors Field. The Rockies won 9-7. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 26, 2016; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Carlos Estevez (54) delivers a pitch in the ninth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors Field. The Rockies won 9-7. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports /
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It’s Monday … and it feels like a Monday around Colorado Rockies circles with the news that Ian Desmond suffered a broken hand yesterday against the Cincinnati Reds. You can read about the injury and what it could mean to the Rockies to open the season by clicking here.

There’s no doubt that it’s been a rough few days for the guys in purple. However, there are some good things to read about today as well. Let’s see if we can help make Monday a little bit better with the links to these three Rockies stories.

This Contest Made Us Quiver (that’s our best pun so hope you liked it)

Looking to break the monotony of spring training, the Rockies decided to have an archery tournament on Sunday. Of course they did. After all, this is the same team that brought a live longhorn steer into camp as well, right?

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Kyle Freeland is your 2017 Rockies archery champion. You can read about his conquest and why the bow and arrow was brought into Sunday’s spring training regimen by clicking here.

What About the Wild Thing?

There has been a lot of focus on the Colorado Rockies bullpen this offseason, especially with the free agent signings of Mike Dunn and Greg Holland. While the new guys have generated a lot of buzz, there’s one current Rockies player in the bullpen who’s ready to put last year behind him and possibly contribute in a big way in 2017.

While in Arizona for spring training, our friend Aniello Piro with Mile High Sports caught up with Carlos Estevez to see how’s planning to improve on last season’s 5.24 ERA in 55 outings. Check out the article by clicking here.

Stocks Going Up and Down

Speaking of our friends enjoying spring training in Arizona, the crew from BSNDenver.com is well represented in the Valley of the Sun as well.

Next: Pat Valaika Talks About His Spring Training Home Run Outburst

In this article, they break down of the players who have impressed (and some who haven’t) and indicate whether they’ve moved up the site’s rating system or slipped a couple of notches.

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