Colorado Rockies podcast: Minor league memories as MLB lockout rolls on
By Kevin Henry
On this episode of the Rox Pile Rockies Report, a podcast centered on all things Colorado Rockies, we take a trip back in time to talk about some minor league memories that still stand out.
A new episode of a Colorado Rockies podcast focuses on the past and present of the franchise
Inspired by a drive past ONEOK Field in Tulsa, Okla., home of the Tulsa Drillers where players such as Nolan Arenado, Jon Gray, Chad Bettis, Ryan Spilborghs, and plenty of other future Colorado Rockies took the field, we look back at what minor league memories stand out from years gone by as well as what role the minor leagues could play this season if Major League Baseball loses games to a lockout.
The minor leagues are also in the focus of many baseball fans as more and more news comes out about what changes have been proposed to the sport and how hundreds of jobs could have been eliminated with the moves. What does it say about the future of minor league baseball? We talk about that, as well as the importance of growing the sport with future generations in locations throughout the United States.
We also dive into a discussion about rating the Rockies players heading into 2022 after an article was posted on the most underrated player currently on each National League team. While the article mentions Sam Hilliard as Colorado’s most underrated player, we break down some of the other players and their qualities that we think deserve more mention around the baseball world.
Additionally, we talk about what “underrated” really means when it comes to the Rockies. So often any offensive prowess at Coors Field is shrugged off with a lazy take on playing at altitude, so what does that mean for sluggers like C.J. Cron?
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