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The Colorado Rockies should not trade Carlos Gonzalez

Your news, notes and links for Friday, July 22.

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Why the Rockies should keep Carlos Gonzalez |
Tracy Ringolsby gives us five reasons why he thinks the Rockies should hang onto Carlos Gonzalez through the trade deadline, at least, for now.

Chad Bettis needs to stay in the starting rotation - Purple Row
A bit of self promotion here, but Ryan Freemyer an excellent job on this piece about Chad Bettis and how his move from the slider to the curveball has been the biggest change from his more successful 2015 to this year. If you haven't read this yet, you should do so now.

Carlos Gonzalez and Mark Reynolds teamed up to hit nearly 1000 feet of home runs |
Finally, fun with dingers! Cut 4 takes a look at the two homers hit by Mark Reynolds and Carlos Gonzalez in yesterday's win over the Braves. The main takeaway here is that both Reynolds and CarGo are very, very strong men.