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Colorado Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon looking to build on strong showing in 2014

Entering his second full season in the big leagues, Blackmon will look to set the table for a potent Rockies lineup.

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Charlie Blackmon ready to lead the way for Rockies - The Denver Post
Nick Groke has a feature on Rockies center fielder Charlie Blackmon in The Denver Post. Blackmon is entering his second full season in the majors after earning his first All-Star appearance and posting a .775 OPS in 2014. If you include his partial seasons in 2012 and 2013, Blackmon has posted a .777 OPS over a sample of roughly 1,000 plate appearances, so when you look at 2014 as a whole, that's probably about who he is as a player, good for about 2 WAR a season and a solid big league starter.

Betancourt completes comeback, makes Opening Day roster -
Purple Row's Drew Creasman has a full rundown of yesterday's roster moves here, but one of the takeaways from those moves is that righty Rafael Betancourt, more than 18 months removed from undergoing Tommy John surgery, will make the Rockies' Opening Day roster after allowing just one run in 8 2/3 innings this spring.

2015 Preview: Colorado Rockies - Hardball Talk
D.J. Short has a preview of the Rockies for NBC Sports' Hardball Talk, focusing on the changes in the front office and coaching staff and touting the upside of the young arms in the rotation. He also calls Nolan Arenado "the biggest reason for long-term hope with this franchise."

Weiss looks to win-now offense to set tone for entire team -
Entering the 2015 season with a starting rotation that has 24-year-old Jordan Lyles as its second-most experienced member, Rockies manager Walt Weiss told Thomas Harding that he is looking to his lineup, specifically veterans like Troy Tulowitzki and Justin Morneau, to lead the team as the pitching staff builds throughout the year.

Butler in line for rotation spot after positive long-toss session -
Despite leaving his start on Monday with right shoulder fatigue after just an inning of work, Eddie Butler looks to be in line to start Wednesday's game at Milwaukee after a successful long-toss session yesterday. Get a full rundown of other Rockies injury news here.