State of the Rockies: Colorado Has Nowhere to Go But Up... Right? - Grantland
Colorado-based Jonah Keri has an excellent preview of the Rockies for Grantland in which he focuses on the injury bug that struck the team in 2014 and suggests that the team almost has to improve simply based on the fact that the likes of Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez will almost certainly play more than they did last season.
Colorado Rockies announce starting pitchers for Opening Day, first home game - Purple Row
The Rockies announced yesterday that veteran righty Kyle Kendrick will start Opening Day in Milwaukee and Jorge De La Rosa will make his season debut in the home opener against the Cubs. Purple Row's Bryan Kilpatrick has a good breakdown of the decision here.
Rockies' Tyler Matzek sees spring differently as guaranteed starter - The Denver Post
Jon Gray finds his first Rockies rough patch -- and relishes it - The Denver Post
Nick Groke has a pair of pieces from last night's spring training loss to the Padres, both focusing on young Rockies pitchers. First, he talks about Tyler Matzek's approach to spring with a spot in the Rockies' starting rotation essentially locked down. He follows up with a discussion of how Jon Gray fought through his first rough outing of 2015.