In today’s Major League Baseball, there is no offseason. Several members of the Colorado Rockies are showing that to be true on social media.
As we count down to the opening of spring training, we are getting a look into some of the workout regimens of Colorado’s All-Stars and key bullpen pieces.
First, Nolan Arenado was seen on a baseball diamond just before the New Year dawned. The Twitter account for El Toro Baseball posted a picture of Arenado on the infield looking like he was ready to take some grounders.
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It’s just further proof that Arenado is a player who is always working to perfect his craft … even when so many consider him the finest defensive third baseman in MLB today.
Next, fellow All-Star Charlie Blackmon showed off some squats in a workout where he used the hashtag #IWannaGoFast. As we discussed, Blackmon’s stolen bases were down last season, one of the few nicks on a historic season from the Colorado leadoff man. A student of the game, perhaps that’s a priority for Blackmon heading into the 2018 season. It certainly would add to continue to add to his reign as MLB’s most dangerous leadoff man.
How about Rockies reliever Carlos Estevez showing off his outdoor workout during his time in his native Dominican Republic? Those ropes are no match for the flame-throwing who appeared in 35 games for the Rockies last season and, if he can lower the .293 average that opposing batters posted against him last season, could well be one of the key pieces for the Colorado bullpen in 2018.
While we don’t have a photo of Ottavino working out, we know he was in the same Washington state gym as Lincecum. We also know that the 32-year-old right-hander is working hard to overcome last season’s disappointments. In this article from MLB.com, Ottavino talked about his photography hobby, his unique delivery and why some residual fatigure from his Tommy John surgery could have contributed to last year’s struggles.
If you were needing some reinforcing thoughts for those New Year’s resolutions that may be already on shaky ground, maybe these workout moments can do just that.