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Jeff Bridich prepares for his first trade deadline as Colorado Rockies' GM

With the trade deadline frenzy set to take off at any time, the Rockies are holding their cards close

Bridich talks deadline, top prospect Gray -

Rookie GM, Jeff Bridich, told's Thomas Harding that he anticipates the trade market to take off within the next week or so. What the Rockies' involvement in that will look like has yet to be determined, but from what the organization has revealed, Colorado will be listening to the offers that will come their way. Bridich attributes the late break in the action to a combination of the second wildcard and the tightness of nearly every division to this point. The American League is particularly close, which could very easily work in the Rockies' favor if they choose to shop a potential DH type such as Wilin Rosario.

Bridich also voiced his thoughts on the much anticipated call-up of Rockies' top prospect Jon Gray. According to Bridich, the organization is looking to make sure Gray's developmental checklist is completed before bringing the right hander to the big stage. Injuries to the Rockies' starting rotation has yet to force their hand; with Chad Bettis landing on the disabled list over the weekend, the team instead has opted to go to a four man rotation, capitalizing on upcoming off days.
So the Graytrain is held back a little longer, but Gray Day can't be too far away.

Ben Paulsen: From court jester to knight in shining armour - The Denver Post

It was a dramatic night in LoDo -- one that should not have been -- after the Rockies blew a 7-0 lead for an 8-7 victory over the Rangers. Ben Paulsen, the game's walk-off hero, could have just as easily been the villain after allowing two runs to score on a mental error in the top of the fifth. Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post supplies Paulsen's post-game thoughts, as well as those from manager Walt Weiss on his decision to put the tying run on base in the top of the ninth.

Morneau resumes swinging with tee work -

Veteran first baseman and last year's NL Batting Champ, Justin Morneau has not played in a game since May 8th. The aggravation of an old neck injury has put a lot on the line for Morneau, 34, who has saved his career from the jaws of injury before, and plans to do so again. Morneau is back to hitting off a tee, feeling better about swinging a bat than he did a few weeks ago, when the torque was still too much for his body. This time around, Morneau hopes to be able to move past tee work and onto a faster track back to baseball.

Thomas Harding and Dargan Southard have more on the injury front, including updates on Chad Bettis, Christian Bergman and Brooks Brown. Corey Dickerson, who has been sent to Modesto to begin his rehabilitation stint, went 2-5 with an RBI and two runs scored in last night's loss.

Rockies building momentum at Coors Field -

It's been the strange and frustrating exclamation point on a season with no shortage of strange and frustrating, but the Rockies may have finally found their groove at Coors Field. The first half of the season, the Rockies appeared to be more comfortable on the road, but a five game winning streak in Denver has lifted the Rockies to just two games shy of .500 at home.