Friday Rockpile links, March 14: Boone Logan ready to test elbow

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The Rockies are a step closer to having one of their key components in the bullpen ready for the start of the season.

Rockies Reliever Boone Logan to Test Elbow in Bullpen Session - The Denver Post.

Troy Renck writes about the Rockies' big reliever signing of the off season and what he's doing to get healthy before the season starts. Also included in the article are notes on Troy Tulowitzki's aching calf and a round of Minor League assignments.

Athletics rough up Chatwood, Belisle, Gray in Rockies loss as Troy Tulowitzki sidelined - The Denver Post

Renck's notes on yesterday's ugly game. Regardless of the quality of the play, it was awesome to see the Rockies on MLB Network last night. And that Rosario home run--majestic.

Renck: in plunking Troy Tulowitzki, the Diamondbacks are way off base - The Denver Post

Renck goes off on the D'backs for possibly intentionally beaning Tulo, in retaliation for an earlier HBP. Renck rightly notes that it is absurd to target players before the season even starts, and that it's a symptom of Arizona's ludicrous infatuation with "toughness" and "grit". If the Rockies had lost their star player before the season even began (there were initial concerns his fibula might have been fractured), there would have been hell to pay. The D'Backs need to realize this is a game played by men, not children.

Adames thrilled to back up Tulo - MLB.com

Cristhian Adames was optioned to the minors during a game in which he started, but that doesn't make him any less excited to be working with the big leaguers and backing up the best shortstop in the game.

Around the league

Grant Brisbee has a story on the art of the strikeout face, and it will make your face hurt from laughing.

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