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Colorado Rockies have promising righties in the 'pen

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Rockies' righties in 'pen could provide boost — MLB

The Rockies bullpen was pretty awful last year, but some encouraging signs from three guys with less than a year's worth of Major League service time each gives some hope for next year. Jairo Diaz, acquired before the season from the Angels in exchange for Josh Rutledge, has some more control of his high-90s heater and had a K/BB of 3.0 over 19 innings. Other righties that could take a step forward next year include Justin Miller, Scott Oberg, and Miguel Castro.

Rockies' Corey Dickerson relates to Peyton Manning's foot pain — Denver Post

Finally. That's really all I can regarding the Broncos. And yes, I am a part of the group that's been pining for Brock for a while. Regardless, Corey Dickerson says the painful injury that kept him out of much of the past season and now plagues Manning is finally behind him. The outfielder says he's feeling great and sounds ready to rock.

Rockies Year in Review: Christian Friedrich — Rox Pile

Friedrich gets a C+ over at Rox Pile, which I suppose is fair. The Rockies are going to have to get something going from the left side next season, as neither Friedrich nor Logan inspire confidence. Whenever I write something about Friedrich, I'm always reminded of MLB the Show 15 when he won the NL Cy Young for me as my fifth starter. Ah, the good old days!

Ranking the Rockies: 26 LaTroy Hawkins — BSN

Hey, ranking the Rockies? Everyone's doing it! Here's Denver's favorite sports blog's blog with their take on LaTroy Hawkins.

Keuchel, Arrieta claim first-time Cy triumphs — MLB

Well-dererved honors for two guys who really had fantastic years. Maybe it was the beards?

Tigers get K-Rod from Brewers to be closer — MLB

Javier Betancourt and a PTBNL are heading to Milwaukee in a trade that nets the Lions a closer they've been linked to for a while. Detroit may receive a second player, but according to Brewers GM David Stearns, it's more likely the deal is a 2-for-1.