Kiszla: Trevor Story is true: Rookie's first game is like fantasy ball - The Denver Post
The Denver Post's Mark Kiszla has an excellent column on the debut of Rockies shortstop Trevor Story who homered twice against Zack Greinke in his first major league game Monday. Kiszla talked with Story's family, who were in attendance yesterday at Chase Field, about the 23-year-old's unwavering confidence as he grew up in Texas.
Purple Row's Bobby DeMuro also had an in-depth interview with Story's mom, Teddie, last month before Story made the Rockies roster for 2016, you can find that interview here.
Jose Reyes still not with Rockies; "We're bystanders," GM Bridich says - The Denver Post
Story looks to stay at shortstop for the Rockies for the forseeable future, barring injury, as the team still has heard no word from Major League Baseball on the status of Jose Reyes, who will likely be suspended following a charge of domestic violence stemming from an incident on Halloween. The charges against Reyes were dropped last week.
Reyes is currently on paid administrative leave for the Rockies, where he will likely stay until MLB makes a ruling.
Rockies bullpen shuts down D-backs in opener - rockies.com
Perhaps lost in the Rockies' offensive outburst yesterday was the fine work put in by the Colorado bullpen. Justin Miller escaped a bases-loaded jam in the fifth to kick off 4 1/3 shutout innings of relief from four Rockies relievers, including Boone Logan, Chad Qualls and Miguel Castro. Thomas Harding talked to Miller and Logan about the bullpen's work in the game.
Rockies' Jon Gray moves closer to returning - MLB.com
Rockies rookie right-hander Jon Gray talked with Harding after a 55-pitch live batting practice session on Monday, saying he felt good about his recovery from an abdominal strain that has him on the disabled list.
Gray is slated to make a rehab start on Friday at Triple-A Albuquerque and told Harding that after how he felt Monday, that may be all he needs before returning to the Rockies rotation, which would put him in line for a season debut April 14 against the Giants at Coors Field, a game Christian Bergman is currently scheduled to start.
GM Jeff Bridich says Rockies are dodging a rebuild, can compete now - The Denver Post
Nick Groke's interview with Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich certainly ruffled some feathers last night. After giving Groke's article a careful read, I will say that there certainly seems to be a lot of "GM speak" coming from Bridich, as usual, and that in my opinion he isn't really saying what the headline implies and leave it at that for now.