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Carlos Gonzalez going nuclear, and other Rockies getting healthy

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Vintage CarGo racking up the hits -

Carlos Gonzalez blasted another two home runs last night, bringing him up to 35 for the season, a career high. All this after a miserable April and June, too. It's fun to watch a guy as utterly locked in as CarGo clearly is. Thank goodness we didn't trade him before that hot streak really solidified into a monster season.

Chatwood throws, won't play for the Rox in 2015 -

It's easy to forget that Tyler Chatwood will be in the starting pitching mix next season after he completes his recovery from Tommy John. Remember that pretty awesome 2013 he had? It's not guaranteed he'll duplicate it--probably not even likely--but it's important to have a bunch of guys around with the potential to help.

Also in that article is a note that Corey Dickerson played a rehab game in Triple-A last night, going 1-4. Hopefully he gets a few games at the major league level in before the season ends.

Rockies Mailbag: Coors Field upgrade, Cubs World Series, developing pitching, and more - Denver Post

Patrick Saunders posts his weekly mailbag.

Rockies are still trying to build a power-armed bullpen - Denver Post

It's been another poor year for Rockies relievers, but the plan is to bring in guys who throw really, really hard. The better the fastball, the less likely opponents will barrel it up. Sounds good in theory, but results have been mixed.