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Arenado’s 40th HR lands him among elite company once again

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Rockies news, notes and links for Saturday, September 24th.

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Arenado joins ‘elite’ 3B club with 40th homer | MLB.com

Nolan Arenado has played himself into elite company once again, this time as just the third third baseman in history with multiple 40 home run seasons before the age of 26. Arenado, 25, took Josh Fields deep Friday night for home run number 40. Last year, Arenado’s 42 home runs were tied for most in the league. The only other players to have hit such a mark were Eddie Mathews (1953-55) and Troy Glaus (2000-01).

Arenado is also just the fourth player in Rockies history to post multiple 40 home run seasons. Joining a rather unsurprising list: Andres Galarraga, Todd Helton and Vinny Castilla.

Weiss not speculating on future with Rockies | MLB.com

Walt Weiss and the Rockies will have some decisions to make come season’s close on the managerial future of the team. Weiss’s two-year contract extension is up at the end of the season, and neither side is speculating on what might come of the position. Weiss holds a 281-359 record as manager following yesterday’s loss.

Rockies DJ LeMahieu looks to add to trophy case | The Denver Post

DJ LeMahieu’s impressive year at the plate could bring some new hardware to the second baseman’s trophy case. After winning a Gold Glove in 2014, LeMahieu’s currently league-leading .349 average could land him a batting title, and perhaps a Silver Slugger to pair it with.
Second in the batting title standings is Nationals second baseman Daniel Murphy at .347. Murphy has been shut down for the remainder of the season with an injury, but also has 25 home runs and 104 RBI to his credit.

Vin Scully: Best calls, by the numbers | The Denver Post

In honor of retiring broadcasting legend Vin Scully, Patrick Saunders of the Post has the rundown on six of Scully’s most memorable calls.