No. 2: The Denver Post
- Superstitious Gonzalez finds success in lucky faux-hawk - The Denver Post
- Rolen not angry with Marquis over beaning - The Denver Post
- Fowler's late triple secures vital sweep for Rox - The Denver Post
No. 5: Inside the Rockies
No. 3: MLB.com
The in-season managerial change is a tricky two-part operation, the dismissal and the hiring. You have to be correct twice to make this move work.
Ha-ha, Rockies rule, D-backs drool. No actually, if you haven't been paying attention lately, the Snakes are a slightly better than .500 team over the last thirty or so games. They are a dangerous spoiler that shouldn't be overlooked.
No. 4: Miscellaneous
This Giants writer actually recognizes that both San Francisco and Colorado shored up their greatest weaknesses at the trade deadline. The story that the winner of the NL wild card will come down to the head to head contests of these two teams is taking greater shape as we move along. All five NL West teams, yes, even the Padres, won their series this weekend against teams from the other two divisions. I'll have more on this later as I attempt to fill Poseidon's shoes for the NL West report this week.
A couple of updates on recently dealt former minor leaguers:
It's H-I-R-S-H, Hirsh.
It wasn't much of a secret that former Colorado Rockies pitching prospect Connor Graham was the newest member of the Cleveland Indians last Thursday. It seemed like everyone knew he had been traded for Indians reliever Rafael Betancourt.