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Rockies News and Links for Monday, April 10, 2017.

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At 25, best days may still be ahead for Nolan Arenado | FanRag Sports

We know Nolan as one of the best third basemen in the game, but for many he is still an undiscovered gem within the sport. Hopefully, after helping the United States win a World Baseball Classic title, his name will become more recognizable. Even as he enters MVP discussions and wins most Manny Machado vs. Nolan Arenado debates (probably), he views his best days are ahead of him. This is a great interview with quotes from Jim Leyland, the U.S. WBC and former Rockies manager, about the talent that is Nolan Arenado.

Gerardo Parra bounces back and against the best lefty in baseball; LeMahieu sits, Rusin returns | Denver Post

Parra doesn’t want to talk about 2016 and who can blame him? He’s out to prove that his worst season as a professional was a fluke and not a trend. The Post’s Nick Groke also called him the Rockies’ “dimunitive pest”, so there’s that.

Mark Reynolds is more than just an insurance policy for the Rockies | Mile High Sports

Like Parra, Reynolds is getting his chance because of an injury to an expected starter in Ian Desmond. Also like Parra, Reynolds has been a major reason why the Rockies are 5-2 out of the gate.

Dunkin' Donuts Park May Be Ready, But Area Development Has Stalled | Hartford Courant

Like many new ballparks and stadiums around the United States, Dunkin’ Donuts Park was planned to be accompanied by a development to help boost the surrounding areas. Since the struggles with the developer and the long delays, though, those developments have taken a backseat and the city of Hartford are the ones that are feeling these effects.