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Carlos Estevez thriving as Rockies' closer

Your news, notes and links for Friday, June 17.

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Carlos Estevez channels inner "Wild Thing" as Rockies' closer

Patrick Saunders wrote a very nice profile on Carlos Estevez for the Denver Post, taking a look at how he got his nickname and his affinity for Charlie Sheen. It's a fun look at the man I believe will be the Rockies closer during their next playoff appearance.

Rockies note achievements, room to grow |

Thomas Harding presents some revealing quotes from general manager Jeff Bridich about where the major league team is this year and how an improvement in the play of the starting pitchers has allowed the team to focus on their issues in other areas, such as on offense.

Walt Weiss supports sons' Major League dreams |

As we approach father's day, Walt Weiss talks about his two sons and their dreams of becoming professional baseball players. His youngest son, Bo, was drafted by the Yankes in the 29th round this year, but plans to follow through on his commitment to North Carolina.