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Sunday Rockpile: What to do at catcher

The Rockies haven't exactly been getting stellar production out of the catcher spot. What can be done to solve this problem?

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If you are looking for reasons to be excited about this season and signs it shows moving forward, beyond the play of Nolan Arenado and Corey Dickerson, Tyler Matzek may be your biggest reason for ... what's that word again? ... hope. Yeah, Tyler Matzek is providing a little hope.

He tossed seven innings of shutout baseball on the road last night and Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post has the nitty-gritty.

Saunders also writes something that has been a general consensus around these parts for some time, but moving into thinking more heavily about the off season,it's worth noting again that the Rockies desperately need a catcher better than Wilin Rosario.

Here is a short list of catchers I argued the Rockies should have on their radar, and here is a link to a chat I did with House of Houston, desperately trying to pry away Jason Castro. The Rockies need an upgrade.

It looks like Rex Brothers is being removed from any pressure situations for a while. He has been the enigma of the season for me. Even Jhoulys Chacin had some injury problems to go along with his odd year, but Brothers went from being one of the best bullpen arms in baseball to one of the least reliable arms in the Rockies pen. And I don't know how or why.

Walt Weiss says that Tommy Kahnle has looked good in bullpen sessions, working his way back into the Rockies pen, according to's Adam Lichtenstein.

Well ... at least wearen't losing in as bad a fashion or with as long-term of consequences as the Rangers, according to our good buddy Richard Bergstrom over at Rockies Zingers.