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Nolan Arenado wins second consecutive Defensive Player of the Year award at third base

Rockies news, notes and links for Saturday, November 12th.

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Arenado named a Defensive Player of the Year |

Nolan Arenado will add another piece of hardware to his trophy collection following his impressive 2016 season. The 25-year old, four-time Gold Glove winner took home his second consecutive Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Award at third base, beating out the likes of Adrian Beltre, Kyle Seager and Kris Bryant, among other big names.

Bud Black — baseball gentleman, fiery competitor — trying to take Rockies to next level | The Denver Post

Get to know Rockies manager Bud Black, the player, the coach and the man in this look back on his 37-year career in baseball. Hear from friends, former players and the Rockies front office on what they think makes Black a great manager, and a great fit for the Rockies.

MLB rumors: Rockies, Mark Melancon have 'mutual interest' in deal | Purple Row

In case you missed it yesterday, the Rockies are rumored to have “mutual interest” in putting together a deal with free agent Mark Melancon. The Colorado native posted a remarkable 1.64 ERA in 75 games split between Pittsburgh and Washington in 2016. Melacon is reportedly in the Bay Area currently, meeting with the San Francisco Giants. If the Rockies could land Melancon, it would undoubtably be one of the bigger free agent signings in Rockies history, and a significant step forward in rebuilding their bullpen.