The Rockies avoided arbitration with center fielder Charlie Blackmon yesterday, as the two sides agreed to a one-year, $3.5 million deal. That number does fall closer to Blackmon's arbitration filing at $3.9 million than the Rockies $2.7 million figure.
In addition, Blackmon talked to The Denver Post's Nick Groke about the Rockies' acquisition of outfielder Gerardo Parra, saying he was "perplexed" at first, as he did not see the move coming, given the state of the Rockies outfield prior to Parra's addition, but went on to say he is glad to have Parra as a teammate.
Rockies prospect Forrest Wall is featured on MLB.com's list of the top 10 second base prospects in baseball. Look for more on Wall in the near future as Purple Row continues unveiling its top 30 PuRPs.
Ted Bird at For The Win ranked all 30 starting rotations in baseball and the Rockies did not come in last. Take a look at where they finished and who they beat.
Purple Row's Nick Stephens made his debut at Today's Knuckleball yesterday, breaking down a starting staff for the Los Angeles Angels that may be in for a rough go of things in 2016.