MLB Trade Rumors follows up on Thomas Harding's post from yesterday with some important considerations if the Rockies are to pursue re-signing Jonathan Lucroy this offseason. There's no doubt that the Rockies will need a catcher next season (Tony Wolters and Tom Murphy do not appear to be ready to handle the catching duties between them). That being said, Lucroy showed very little power, even in Coors Field, last year and his defense will be a divisive topic.
Patrick Saunders has his monthly Rockies Mailbag up and there's a lot to consider. Prediction: people will be asking about resigning Carlos Gonzalez until he signs with another team. That said, Aaron Hurt of Omaha has an idea so good that Rockies fans should start a letter writing campaign or something: a statue of Todd Helton from the 2007 NLCS clincher right outside the first base gate. It makes so much sense you wonder why it hasn't happened yet.
Anyone else unhappy with the way the playoffs are panning out so far? (Based on our survey done at the start of the postseason, that describes many/most of you). Why not cheer up with a look to some other baseball happening this month: the Arizona Fall League! MLB.com has a good preview up, including an interview with Yency Almonte (no. 10 PuRP) and a breakdown of all seven prospects playing for the Salt River Rafters.
"A three-run home run hit by Todd Frazier on Monday night in New York proves the home of the Yankees is no different than the home of the Colorado Rockies." But don't expect to hear any "Yankee Stadium creation" takes in the MVP discussions. Stupid Yankees.
We're still in the first third of our Ranking the Rockies series but if you want a 30,000 foot view of how the roster changed over the course of the season, Kevin Henry has you covered.