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Rockies prospect German Marquez intends to compete for rotation

Rockies news and links for February 24, 2017.

German Marquez, just 22, makes strong bid for Rockies rotation

Patrick Saunders takes a look at German Marquez’s chances of breaking camp with the big league club as a member of the Rockies’ starting rotation. The prospect who was acquired alongside Jake McGee in the Corey Dickerson deal certainly turned some heads last season as he tore up Double-A and Triple-A before making his major-league debut in September.

Ryan McMahon seems fast tracked to the Rockies. But now two all-stars are blocking his path.

Nick Groke is back on the Rockies beat, at least temporarily, and is producing great stuff about Ryan McMahon and his love for burritos, as well as what Bud Black thinks of the young prospect.

Next stop on Ian Desmond’s Journey is first base for the Rockies

Ian Desmond on learning how to play first base

Two stories from Ken Rosenthal here. In the first, he talks about why he think that the Ian Desmond at first experiment could work out for the team, with some insight from Desmond into what he’s doing in an effort to learn the position. In the second, Desmond discusses a few of the things he’s working at first base to master the position this spring.