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Is Colorado Rockies manager Walt Weiss already on the hot seat?

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Walt Weiss comes into his fourth year in Denver needing some progress.
Walt Weiss comes into his fourth year in Denver needing some progress.
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Which NL Managers Are Already on the Hot Seat - Today's Knuckleball

Coming in at third on this list is none other than fearless leader Walt Weiss. There are questions whether the struggles the Rockies have had can really be blamed on Weiss, or if they lie with someone higher up. We may be getting hints of it with recent moves, but it would be interesting to know how the Rockies view the 2016 season, as that would reveal a lot about how the Rockies view Weiss' future.

2016’s Most Promising Platoons - FanGraphs Baseball

This is an interesting look at the possibility of the Rays using Corey Dickerson in a platoon with Steve Pearce. The argument made is that a Dickerson/Pearce platoon, if used effectively, could produce a wRC+ just slightly below what Steamer projects from Justin Upton. (Wow!) Also making an appearance waaaaaaaaaaay down the table are Rockies first basemen Ben Paulsen and Mark Reynolds, who are projected to put up a wRC+ of 98 and .6 WAR in their own platoon this summer. Yikes.

Brewers, D-backs complete 5-player trade - MLB.com

There was news in the NL West on Saturday, as the Diamondbacks made another trade to acquire shortstop Jean Segura from the Milwaukee Brewers. It's the latest in a series of win-now moves for Arizona, and they gave up another promising prospect, shortstop Isan Diaz, who was the most valuable player in the Pioneer League this past season, as well as pitcher Chase Anderson and others in the multi-player deal.

Jose Reyes decision will set huge precedent - Denver Post

Patrick Saunders writes about Jose Reyes' off-field situation, and what the Rockies and Major League Baseball are facing with the shortstop and several other high profile domestic violence incidents. At the bottom, there's a bonus section on Nolan Arenado's MLB Network rankings at third base, too.

Another season, wobbly rotation for Rockies - Denver Post

Saunders with a second late Saturday night piece (look at him go!), this one about the Rockies' rotation with a couple comments from Jeff Bridich. We'll have something more in depth with Bridich coming first thing Monday morning, too.

Adames, Marquez Shine For Stone Crabs - BaseballAmerica.com

This is an old one, but this summer Josh Norris took a look at the newest Rockies prospect German Marquez. It's brief, but includes a look at his mechanics and some adjustments he made last summer. There are some interesting quotes from his former manager as well, and it's worth a look. If you want more on Marquez, click here for our in-depth profile of the right-hander.