Colorado Rockies: 3 Things You Should Know on March 14
By Kevin Henry
When Daniel Descalso singled in Italy’s first run against Venezuela on Monday night in the World Baseball Classic, it was reminiscent of all of the clutch hits he had for the Colorado Rockies last season. It’s also one of the reasons why Descalso, who is now with the Arizona Diamondbacks, could well be the member of the 2016 Rockies who could come back to haunt the Rockies most in 2017.
But hey, it’s not good to live in the past, right? There are still plenty of things to talk about with the players currently on the Colorado roster or taking part in Rockies spring training.
That’s where our focus will be today with three articles that we think Colorado fans will find interesting.
Stating the Obvious
This article from FanGraphs.com carries the headline, “The Rockies Had an Awful Week.” We can’t argue that one. From the continued injuries to Chris Rusin and David Dahl to the horrible news delivered by Chad Bettis to new ailments that kept Tony Wolters and Chad Qualls out of action, it’s been tough for the Rockies to see the silver lining.
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So what do the injuries mean for the Rockies in the regular season? Is it too early to push the panic button, even though it’s March? FanGraphs has some interesting thoughts on the subject.
Set for Surgery
After suffering a broken hand on Sunday, it was announced on Monday that Ian Desmond was set for surgery on his second metacarpal in his left hand. The surgery will take place on Wednesday in Scottsdale.
Nick Groke of The Denver Post has the information in this article. He also touches upon who the Rockies are looking to take over in Desmond’s absence.
Reynolds is Ready
Of course, the Rockies have a pretty good player ready to help fill in for Desmond at first base. Mark Reynolds, who started for the Rockies last season at first base and signed a minor league deal to return to the team in the offseason, will see a lot of time there with Desmond on the shelf.
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Thomas Harding of MLB.com talked to Reynolds about the Desmond situation in this article. It’s definitely an interesting read.