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Backstops, backups, and looking back on trades

News and notes on the most pertinent morning topics surrounding your Colorado Rockies for Saturday, October 17, 2015.

Wilin Rosario and the Rockies' other backups didn't do so well this year.
Wilin Rosario and the Rockies' other backups didn't do so well this year.
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I figure that most of you are probably watching college football this morning (I'm all over Memphis to beat Ole Miss, baby!) or maybe even doing non-sports related stuff (why on earth would you do that?!). But for those of you like me, and supposedly like Rogers Hornsby, who like to think and talk baseball, well, all the time... we've got you covered!

We're running a couple good posts later this morning, but in the meantime here are today's highlights from elsewhere:

Rockies' backup plan needs significant boost before next season -- Denver Post

Patrick Saunders points out how badly the Rockies' bench performed in 2015, highlighted lowlighted by disappointing showings from, well, everyone from Daniel Descalso (more on him here, by the way) to Wilin Rosario (more on him here, too), Brandon Barnes (once again, more on him here) and everybody in between. Something tells me it'd be difficult for the Rockies to have a worse bench in 2016. But then the pessimist in me... yeah.

Offseason outlook: Colorado Rockies -- MLB Trade Rumors

As you've seen the last week -- and will continue to see over the next few weeks -- we're not exactly short of content surrounding season reviews for the Rox on this particular website. Nevertheless, it's always interesting to see what non-Denver media has to say about the club, and MLBTR is extremely good at what they do.

Mets passing on Troy Tulowitzki was a blessing in disguise -- Rox Pile

It's fun to think about trade rumors that don't come to fruition. As it stands now, Noah Syndergaard looks like a stud (though Troy Tulowitzki is no slouch, current playoff numbers aside). The Mets have something special happening on their pitching staff, and with arms like theirs, they have a legitimate shot every night to win a ballgame. Eight to go, I guess.

How to best serve Nick Hundley behind the dish -- Mile High Sports

Casey Light compares Nick Hundley favorably to Joe Girardi and Chris Iannetta, and works towards the question we've all been asking and will continue to ask through Spring Training: what's Hundley's future in Denver, with Tom Murphy now at the big league level and Dustin Garneau on the radar as a backup?

Now... who ya got in college football today? (I guess there's baseball going on, too?)