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Thursday Rockpile: Rockies to host Twitter chat with execs, coaches Friday

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Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich will host a Twitter chat Friday afternoon along with owner Dick Monfort, manager Walt Weiss and pitching coach Steve Foster.

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Rockies' brass to host Twitter chat on Friday - Rockies.com
The chat with Bridich, Foster, Monfort and Weiss will be at 1 p.m. and will likely be inundated with trolls, so I'll echo the guys at the Purple Dinosaur Podcast and request that members of the Purple Row community help counter this by asking actual, relevant questions for these guys.

Rockies 2014 Player Grades: Michael McKenry, Catcher - The Denver Post
Patrick Saunders continues his series of 2014 player grades for the Rockies by looking at catcher Michael McKenry. For another look at McKenry's season, here's what Purple Row's RhodeIslandRoxFan had to say about him.

Rockies Line-Up for Yesterday - Rockies Zingers
For a fun piece of nostalgia, Jake Shapiro has a great rundown of Rockies past from A-Z in poem form, with a few surprises thrown in along the way.

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Red Sox offer on table for Jon Lester - ESPN.com
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Report: Blue Jays expected to make offer to Pablo Sandoval
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Yoan Moncada Is Affecting All of International Baseball - Fangraphs
Kiley McDaniel has a rather lengthy piece at Fangraphs on the interesting situation of Cuban infielder Yoan Monvada and the wide-reaching effect it is having on international baseball.