Colorado Rockies may have great Trevor Story someday - The Denver Post
That someday may come sooner rather than later. Trevor Story has been one of the most pleasant surprises this year so far for the Rockies organization. Story had a wildly successful spring training and has brought that spark with him to New Britain. Darin Everston, Rock Cats general manager, sees a major league future for the 22 year old Story, and one that may not be far off. Story played for Tri-City, Modesto and Tulsa last year, as well as the Arizona Fall League. In 21 games this season for New Britian, Story has posted a .360/.463/.640 line and a range factor of 5.20 for the organization’s highly touted shortstop.
Rockies hope to improve on baserunning in poor April start - The Denver Post
Agressive baserunning is something manager Walt Weiss likes to see from his team. But for a team that has been thrown out at the second highest rate in the league, perhaps the line between aggressive and reckless has been drawn a bit too thin. The Rockies don’t have any one sure base stealer on the team. To this point, Michael McKenry has been the most successful with two swiped bags without being caught.
Unfortunately for the Rockies, the baserunning blunders don’t stop at stealing bases. Corey Dickerson’s decision to run right through a stop sign from Stu Cole in the final game in Arizona cost the Rockies a run—a bold move from an average runner with below average history on the bases. This, combined with Drew Stubbs’ cartwheeled slide over second base, and a few too many pick offs of leadoff man Charlie Blackmon, have raised some eyebrows of late. Even after a rough showing in the first month, Weiss isn’t quite ready to pump the team’s brakes just yet.
Dick Monfort visits Albuquerque - Rox Pile
Troy Olsen of Rox Pile has a great recap of Rockies owner Dick Monfort’s visit to Isotopes Park in Albuquerque. Monfort talks ownership, green chile, and any residual Dodger fandom. Interview video included.
Rockies get ‘weird’ with four error night - rockies.com
Thomas Harding of MLB.com shares some of the Rockies' clubhouse reactions to Friday night’s loss to the Padres. You may or may not—probably not—want to watch the video clips from the disastrous blowout.
Ottavino to learn extent of injury Monday - rockies.com
Adam Ottavino has been in a holding pattern since being placed on the 15-day disabled list with right triceps inflammation. The Rockies’ newly appointed closer was off to a great start in 10 appearances of scoreless relief before being hampered by a nagging right arm. Ottavino will continue non-throwing workouts and remain with the team through the close of the roadtrip before receiving what is hopefully a concrete diagnosis from team medical director, Dr. Thomas Noonan.