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Rockies 3B Nolan Arenado likely done for the season

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The 2013 Gold Glove winner will take some extra time to recover from a bout with pneumonia.

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Arenado might not play again this season | rockies.com
Nolan Arenado is likely out for the rest of the season as he recovers from the effects of pneumonia, according to Thomas Harding. In 111 games in his sophomore campaign, Arenado hit .287/.328/.500 with 18 home runs. Defensively, the only thing that could keep the 23-year-old budding star from winning a second consecutive Gold Glove would be the low amount of games played; Arenado has the best UZR among NL third basemen and, of course, also passes the eye test.

Juan Nicasio's role with Rockies next season: starter or reliever? - The Denver Post
It appears the Rockies will go forward with Nicasio as a reliever, manager Walt Weiss recently told Patrick Saunders. The sample size is too small to really draw any sort of conclusion from the numbers, but from a repertoire and stuff standpoint, the new role fits Nicasio much better.

Vying for batting title, Morneau proves he's healthy | rockies.com
Justin Morneau is finally healthy and it's showing, writes Tracy Ringolsby. Morneau enters Friday second in the NL batting title race hitting .317, just two points behind Pirates utility man Josh Harrison.

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LaTroy Hawkins: Ageless Wonder | Rockies Zingers Colorado Rockies Baseball
Friend of the Row Ryan Hammon uses several metrics to determine that LaTroy Hawkins has plateaued, which is actually a very good thing when it comes to predicting his value for next season. That makes re-signing Hawkins for 2015 a worthwhile move for the Rockies, concludes Hammon, and I happen to agree.

Should you care if Justin Morneau wins a batting title? - Rox Pile
Hayden Kane bounces back and forth about whether any of us should give a flying you-know-what about Morneau possibly winning the batting title, which would be the second straight and fourth in eight years for the Rockies. It's OK to care and it's certainly OK not to care, Hayden surmises. That approach should be used for more things in the world.

Rockies Review - A Colorado Rockies Blog: Colorado Rockies win on Wilin Rosario walk-off home run
Wilin Rosario's walk-off home run doesn't mask the fact that he's a terrible catcher who has been killed by a steep offensive decline this season, David Martin writes in the Unnecessary Negative Take of the Day (we love you, David).