Friday Rockpile: Stewart Still Rehabbing, Arizona Fall League Update

DENVER, CO - JULY 17: Ian Stewart #9 of the Colorado Rockies looks on from the dugout after being removed from the game in the fifth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Coors Field on July 17, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. Stewart struck out on both of his at bats and committed two fielding errors before he was removed from the game in the fifth inning as the Brewers defeated the Rockies 4-3. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Congratulations to the Detroit Tigers, who knocked off the New York Yankees in five games. Not surprisingly, Alex Rodriguez stepped up to the plate twice in extremely high-leverage situations and completely blew it both times. Our good friend Russ, who "doesn't understand all of the Yankees schadenfreude," is not pleased. To the links...

Rockies’ Stewart unable to participate in instructs | On the Rox — Colorado Rockies news — Denver Post
The Rockies had planned to have Ian Stewart play in the Arizona Instructional League, but it ends in a week and Stewart's injured wrist (clearly caused by tweeting/video games) isn't up to par, so he'll sit out and continue to rehab in hopes of playing in the Mexican Winter League. Troy Renck also mentions other names that could fill in the second and third base holes. Interesting stuff there.

Casper mayor on Casper Ghosts: We want an answer on team's plans
Zack Creglow with the Casper Star-Tribune informs us that Casper mayor Paul Bertoglio is getting a little irritated about the lack of discussion between city representatives and the Rockies ownership. As Dick Monfort mentioned in his fanmail response that was posted yesterday, talks are ongoing with Casper and Grand Junction about where Colorado's rookie league team will play going forward. However, this makes it sound like one of those parties is being left out of the talks entirely. It's important to note that if the Ghosts leave Casper, the Rockies will have to pay a $200,000 buyout.

Winter leagues for baseball ready to heat up down south - Viva Colorado
Good piece here by Rafael Rojas Cremonesi detailing what Rockies fans can expect as far as their team's players participating in Latin American winter leagues over the next couple of months. Jonathan Herrera, Esmil Rogers, and Edgmer Escalona are a few of the names mentioned.

Major League Baseball | Winter Leagues | Arizona Fall League | MLB.com: Events
Arizona Fall League update:

Tim Wheeler - 4-for-10, two doubles, four RBI
Nolan Arenado - 3-for-8, two doubles, two RBI
Ben Paulsen - 3-for-9, two RBI
Parker Frazier - 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 3 IP, 3 H, 3 K
Casey Weathers - 5.40 ERA, 1.2 IP, 3 H, ER, 3 BB, K

...and, for some humor,

The New Miami Marlins Logo Is No Longer The Worst Thing Ever - Baseball Nation
Holy crap. This is...well...I don't know what this is. Wow. It's just so incredibly Marlins.

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