Colorado Rockies: The top 5 things we learned at Rockies Fest

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 30: Colorado Rockies fans hold signs referring to the tiebreaker game with the Los Angeles Dodgers and with references to "Rocktober" as Chris Rusin #52 of the Colorado Rockies pitches against the Washington Nationals in the ninth inning of a game at Coors Field on September 30, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 30: Colorado Rockies fans hold signs referring to the tiebreaker game with the Los Angeles Dodgers and with references to "Rocktober" as Chris Rusin #52 of the Colorado Rockies pitches against the Washington Nationals in the ninth inning of a game at Coors Field on September 30, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) /
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LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 04: Manger Bud Black #10 of the Colorado Rockies jogs back to the dugout after making a pitching change during the eight inning against against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on September 4, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 04: Manger Bud Black #10 of the Colorado Rockies jogs back to the dugout after making a pitching change during the eight inning against against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on September 4, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) /

The situation with Arenado was brought up in questions to Bud Black, Trevor Story, David Dahl and Kyle Freeland by the media in a session after Rockies Fest. The overall consensus? No one wants to speak for Arenado in this situation and they don’t think it will be a distraction for the team.

"“Players are wired to play,” Black told the media, including Rox Pile. “Once we get to camp, I think the focus is going to be on baseball.”"

It’s getting to camp that will be the tricky part for the team. However, Story believes winning can take care of a lot of the issues being discussed right now.

"“You can only control what you can control. For me, I try not to worry too much,” Story said. “All of this comes down to everyone wants to win. Everyone involved wants to win and that’s what we’re going to try to do.”"

And Kyle Freeland may have had the quote of the day on the subject.

"“No matter what, he is gonna show up on time ready to play, ready to work his ass off,” Freeland said of his All-Star third baseman."

Don’t expect there to be much talk from the players or coaching staff heading into spring training about the subject. It’s very obvious they’re all focused on getting back to playing baseball rather than answering questions about their teammate and general manager.

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