Ken Rosenthal offers a deep dive into the mind of budding Rockies superstar Nolan Arenado. In it we discover a player with an “insatiable desire to improve,” even though, as the 2017 Baseball Prospectus Annual put it after highlighting his improved plate discipline, “the problem now — and it’s not much of a problem — is that Arenado doesn’t have any more flaws left to improve upon.” Clearly, Nolan would disagree with such a sentiment. That’s exactly the mindset I want to see out of the best player and leader of the team.
Today in “I’m not crying, you’re crying,” Rockies pitcher Antonio Senzatela, who earned his first career MLB win on Tuesday, has decided that he will take the game ball and give it to his mom. Senzatela’s mother, who died last summer from cancer, never got to see him pitch in the United States. If those are tears you feel welling up in your eyes, you can divert them by reading all the other complimentary reactions from Antonio’s coaches and teammates in Harding’s article.
Tracy Ringolsby spoke with new Rockies manager Bud Black about the early returns from his switch over to the Rockies dugout. Black, who managed the Padres for nine years, was facing his former team for the first time this week.
We've seen some good from this Rockies team already (how about that bullpen!) and some bad from this Rockies team (what about that offense?). Take a few minutes to imagine where it's all going by responding to our FanPost Friday prompt before we recap our current posts tomorrow.