Thomas Harding took to Twitter to round up some of Rockies fans’ final questions of the offseason. In the article, Harding says he doesn’t see the Rockies going after free agent and former Rockie Jason Hammel, nor recently DFA’d Byung-ho Park.
The Rockies’ faith in their young rotation makes shelling out for Hammel a long shot. Particularly with most of their concerns resting on the bullpen. Byung-ho Park was sensational in Korea, but his .191 average in this first major-league season with the Twins left much to be desired.
Harding also weighs the possibility of a trade with the White Sox, general manager Jeff Bridich’s future with the Rockies, and if the “Bridich Barrier” is here to stay.
The Physics of Coors Field’s Higher Fence | The Hardball Times
David Kagan of The Hardball Times unpacks the physics behind Coors Field’s raised fences to explain how its effects didn’t line up with the club’s predictions. Kagan explores distance, launch angle and the ever-fascinating power of chance to make some sense of the Rockies’ home ballpark.
The 2017 Purple Row Prospects list in all its promise and glory. In case you missed this one yesterday, be sure to check out this composite list of the organization’s Top 30 prospects, ranked by the Purple Row community. Jeff Aberle offers a few PuRPs process reminders, as well as some interesting notes on this year’s PuRPs list.