Thomas Harding of MLB.com provides insight from general manger, Jeff Bridich on the state of his team. Not focused on the Rockies’ playoff odds for the time being, Bridich instead wants to see the team firing on all cylinders. Colorado has seen streaks of brilliance from both their pitching staff and their offense, but with the two rarely surging at the same time. Harding also checks in with Bridich on the development of Jon Gray and Eddie Butler; the GM wants to see time and development for both before bringing their talents to Denver.
The Rockies’ eighth round pick a year ago is having quite a season for the Nuts. Musgrave is 9-1 -- having not lost a game since his first start on April 12th -- with a 3.01 ERA in 14 games. Musgrave’s talent and demeanor on the mound receive high praise from Jerry Weinstein and Zach Wilson in Irv Moss’s column for the Post.
Though the organization has not set a timetable for injured star outfield prospect, David Dahl, Dahl has plans of his own. The 22 year old is eyeing the second week of July to resume play; less than six weeks after an ugly centerfield collision lead to the removal of Dahl’s spleen.
In other organizational news, Tyler Anderson remains inactive at the Rockies’ spring training facility in Scottsdale, and Matt McBride continues his offensive tear through the PCL
MLB plans to open 2nd replay center in San Francisco - The Denver Post
Beyond the announcement of a MLB Advanced Media expansion that will put a second replay site in San Francisco, the Commissioner addresses the call for a new stadium for the Oakland A’s, players’ scheduling concerns and the possibility of an expansion team coming in the near future.
Drew Creasman caught up with Kyle Freeland after a home game in GJ to check in on the highly touted prospect's climb back to baseball action. In ten games last year over two levels, Freeland posted a 1.15 ERA in his first season of professional play. Shoulder fatigue and bone spurs in his elbow have kept Freeland on the shelf through the first half of the season, but feeling strong and healthy in Grand Junction, the first-rounder is ready to get things going again for the Rockies.
Top 5 potential landing spots for Troy Tulowitzki - Rant Sports
It's always interesting to see trade predictions from outside perspectives, so here are five possible destinations for Troy Tulowitzki if the Rockies so choose to deal him before the deadline. This same style prediction for Carlos Gonzalez can be found here. Though some of the teams would make intriguing trade partners, it is beyond a long shot to think the Rockies ship two superstars to teams within their division.
After what he's done even in the past few days, Nolan Arenado is making it hard on all of baseball to not acknowledge the kind of player he is. And that kind of player is the best third baseman in baseball. Arenado won't have the opportunity to start the mid-summer classic in Cincinnati, but it's hard to imagine he won't be there.