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Rockies’ list of potential managerial candidates continues to grow

Rockies news, notes and links for October 15th, 2016.

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Porter in mix for Rockies managerial opening |

Former Astros skipper and current special assistant to Angels GM John Coppolella, Bo Porter, has joined the list of potential candidates for the Rockies managerial position. Porter served nearly two years as manager for the Astros during the 2013 and 2014 seasons, over which the club posted a 110-190 record. Porter joins Bud Black, Brad Mills and Ron Roenicke on a list of candidates with major league managerial experience.

Saunders: It’s time for Rockies’ Dick Monfort to back up words with dollars | The Denver Post

In a letter issued to season ticket holders earlier this week, Rockies owner Dick Monfort pledged return investment in fans through “growing our player payroll and providing the best service and ballpark experience in sports.”
Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post sees a commitment to growing player payroll as a necessary step in capitalizing on the Rockies’ opening contention window.

Time is right to trade DJ LeMahieu | RoxPile

Nolan Lees of RoxPile sees the Rockies second baseman’s career year as the perfect opportunity to part ways with the gold glover and reigning National League batting champ. What do you think?