Meggie Zahneis has an excellent profile of Charlie Blackmon, who's getting more and more national attention.
The Rockies are finally getting healthy. The lineup, missing both Wilin Rosario and Michael Cuddyer, has lacked some punch, particularly down in the order. Getting those sluggers back will help tremendously. Rosario is eligible to return Sunday, though they haven't confirmed that that's his target date. Cuddyer could be back Tuesday to face the Giants.
Rockies fans will be interested in one of the "other stories." Particularly the story of Carlos Estevez, the last prospect profiled in Nathaniel Stoltz's excellent piece. Estevez is a 21 year old reliever in Low-A Asheville with a 24/5 K/BB ratio whom Stoltz liked quite a bit. It's always nice to hear about an under-the-radar prospect who turns some heads.
It appears the human body is just not equipped to throw baseballs over and over and over. Is there anything we can do to stop this spate of exploding elbows? This is probably the largest issue facing the game right now, and there won't be any easy solution. Non-tearable biomechanical ligaments grown in a laboratory maybe?
No word on whether that will affect his next next start--against the Rockies.
And finally, from our own RhodeIslandRoxFan:
wRC+ is a catchall offensive statistic that supposedly accounts for park factors. But there's something fishy going on with how it rates the Rockies. RIRF investigates, and comes to some startling conclusions. This is a must read.