Mark Kiszla of the Denver Post is typically the guy who will rip the Rockies for every little decision they make, whether it's warranted or otherwise. So, I find myself confused after reading this piece, which defends the Rockies' side of the Dexter Fowler fiasco.
Thomas Harding has a whole bunch of useful stuff packed into one MLB.com story. Included are injury updates on Boone Logan and Jhoulys Chacin, as well as some digging into the tough roster decisions the Rockies will face later this week.
Soon-to-be lead Rockies beat reporter for the Denver Post, Patrick Saunders, has his weekly mailbag post up. In it, Saunders discusses Jon Gray and Eddie Butler (those two have received a ton of attention from the fan base, and I fear expectations for them might spiral out of control), the Rockies' first base and center field conundrums, and the reasons why the team must get off to a hot start in 2014.
Shawn, and I would love to introduce everybody to Tatum May Barnes born at 5:43 pm 7lbs 3oz. pic.twitter.com/Chqnhc9Rf8— Brandon Barnes (@TheBarnyard15) March 25, 2014
Barnes also was the subject of a profile by the legendary (yes, I'm putting that out there!) Troy Renck. Barnes appears to be moving closer to earning a spot on the Rockies' 25-man roster. More on that shortly.
Around the league
ESPN The Magazine conducted an anonymous player poll including questions ranging from PED and marijuana usage to the most overrated and underrated players in the game.
Fangraphs has their positional power rankings up for left field. A team you like is pretty high up on the list, mostly because of a certain wonderful-when-he's-on-the-field player.