Colorado Rockies Quick Hits: Machado over Arenado, prospects, more

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 27: Brendan Rodgers #65 of the Colorado Rockies makes a play on a ground ball in the seventh inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim during a Spring Training game at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick on February 27, 2018 in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)
SCOTTSDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 27: Brendan Rodgers #65 of the Colorado Rockies makes a play on a ground ball in the seventh inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim during a Spring Training game at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick on February 27, 2018 in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images) /
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As another week kicks off (and we all hopefully take a moment to reflect upon the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.), let’s take a look at some of the news and notes surrounding the Colorado Rockies and the National League West.

Plenty of Colorado Rockies fans were up in arms a few days ago over a report that suggested the New York Yankees were targeting Nolan Arenado in a trade. We put out an article on what that trade might look like while Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reported that there was much more smoke than fire to the report.

However, that hasn’t stopped some of the New York media for continuing to bang the drum over the possibility of getting Arenado to play third base in the Bronx. And some of those media members aren’t very happy about it because that means the Yankees would be choosing Arenado over Manny Machado.

This article gives eight reasons why Machado is a better fit for the Yankees. And, you guessed it, one of them is Coors Field. Shocker, huh?

Let’s just say we disagree on the point that Machado would be better to have in the lineup than Arenado. What’s your take? Let us know in the comments below.

By the way, did you hear this thought about Nolan and signing an extension over the weekend?

More from Colorado Rockies News

Speaking of Arenado, his cousin, Josh Fuentes, is one of 50 Rockies prospects listed in this in-depth and informative piece by our friend Michael Parnell at Prospects1500.com. It’s well worth a read. Check out the next wave of Rockies players (including top prospect Brendan Rodgers) coming through the minors on when and if they might see Major League action.

Also, the Boise Hawks, the short-season Class A affiliate of the Rockies, has announced their coaching staff for the 2019 campaign.

While the Rockies might not be connected to any free agents at the moment, there is plenty of news surrounding Colorado’s division rival in Los Angeles. It is being reported that the Dodgers are looking at a trade with the Pittsburgh Pirates for Starling Marte. It’s already been a busy offseason in Los Angeles and it looks like the Dodgers may still be looking to upgrade their roster.

Next. A look at the Hall of Fame case for Todd Helton. dark

Will Colorado do anything else this offseason to bolster its chances at winning its first-ever NL West title? We will keep you updated here.

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